We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/Gui Cicarelli @ Blue Note Rio (Lagoa) – Gui Cicarelli is leader of the power trio VAUGHAN, a tribute to the great idol of Texas Blues Stevie Ray Vaughan that was launched in Bourbon Street Music Club in São Paulo to a full house.
Now catch him at Rio’s premier jazz club for one night only!
Cicarelli is a musician who breathes the Blues, Texas Blues and Classic Rock, inspired by names such as Texas blues master Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Ritchie Blackmore, and others.
He has played alongside great Brazilian Blues and Jazz artists such as Marcos Ottaviano and was part of the Jô Soares sextet on o Globo. He regularly plays at São Paulo’s famous Bourbon Street, a space that has already received names like BB King, Ray Charles, Larry Carlton, Steve Vai among others.
The doors open at 7PM and tickets are available from R$35.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute w/Gui Cicarelli – Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa
For more information, check out the event page.
Latin Party @ Club Baronezza (Copacabana) – Claiming to be the most famous Latin party in the whole of Rio de Janeiro, the Latin Party in Copacabana will take place tonight in Club Baronezza, a spacious and clean, air-conditioned environment with professional light and sound systems and projection TVs.
DJ Angola will be hosting the night; he has been playing Latin music every week for eight years, so he knows what he’s doing!
At the beginning of the event, there is even a free dance lesson for all Latin beginners!
Open bar until midnight, plenty of drinks deals afterwards, face painting, meme making and much more!
Tickets are available from R$20 and the party kicks off at 10PM
Latin Party – Av. Prado Junior, 63 – Copacabana
For more information, go to the event page.
Local Beatz @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – This is the party that brings together, in addition to the local public, tourists from the largest hostels in Rio de Janeiro.
Dj Haron Dufau and guests will be spinning hiphop, funk, reggaeton and pop at one of Copacabana’s wildest nightclubs.
From 11PM to midnight there will be all-you-can-drink caipifrutas!
Tickets are between R$40-R$50 and the club opens at 11PM.
Local Beatz – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, check the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$20), the pisco sour (R$22) and the negroni (R$22).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the FIFA 2018 World Cup action. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
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