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.
Karaokê Indie @ Casa Da Matriz (Botafogo) – The fourth edition of Karaokê Indie is also the farewell to the Karaokê Indie Winter Season.
It’s the last edition for attendees to enjoy: eight hours of singing, DJs on two dancefloors with lots of pop and funk, Flamengo X Cruzeiro broadcast live! Plus three hours of double gin and tonics for the price of one.
Casa da Matriz opened more than 17 years ago and has a prominent place in the history of Rio’s nightlife, always representing the alternative world. There are two dance floors, two bars, pinball machines, crazy decoration and unconventional parties. For those who like to have fun, but do not want to give up thinking!
Tickets are R$10-R$25 and the evening begins at 9PM.
Karaokê Indie – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, go to the event page.
Liane Maya @ Sala Municipal Baden Powell (Copacabana) – Liane Maya lends her considerable vocal talents to one of the greatest songbooks of all time: The Beatles.
Expect hits like Golden Slumbers, Let it be, Eleanor Rigby, Sgt. Peppers, Don´t let me down, Darling, Help, and many more, reinvented with Maya’s jazzy vocals backed up by the arrangements of Alexandre Immianowsky, who takes inspiration from the bossa nova sounds that are uniquely Rio.
Tickets are between R$30-R$60 and the night begins at 7PM.
Liane Maya – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 360 – Copacabana
For more information, head to the event page.
Pedigree Dogs @ Barzin (Ipanema) – An evening with a band who pump out classic rock and eighties pop guaranteed to get the crowd up and moving.
The Pedigree Dogs play songs by such hit-makers as Tears For Fears, Sting, Prince, Simply Red and many more.
Formed by Bruno Migliari (bass and vocals), Paulo Loureiro (vocals), Marcelinho da Costa – Drummer (drums and vocals), Gustavo Camardella (guitar and vocals) and Hiroshi Mizutani – all accomplished musicians who have played with the likes of Frejat, Paula Toller, Lulu Santos, Ed Motta, just to name a few.
Tickets are R$20 and the music will begin at 9PM.
Pedigree Dogs – Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema
For more information, see 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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