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.
Biombo + Samba Que Elas Querem @ Fuska Bar 2.0 (Botafogo) – The clothing brand Biombo are inviting the all-female samba circle Samba Que Ela Querem to celebrate the brand’s fifth anniversary.
This is a free evening of music taking place at Botafogo’s popular Fuska Bar 2.0 with plenty of Christmas-themed surprises lined up for anyone who wishes to celebrate sustainability, female representation in music, or just wants to move their body to some of the finest live samba in the city.
This free event will begin at 6PM.
Biombo + Samba Que Elas Querem – Capitão Salomão 52 – Botafogo
For more information, check the event page.
La Fiesta! @ New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – La Fiesta! is the party that is in love with Latin culture. Several renowned DJs from the Latin scene will be behind the decks for the whole night in the newly renovated New Mariuzinn Copacabana.
With lots of Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Bachata your Wednesday nights will have a special Latin seasoning. There will be special offers on Fernet Branca and Pisco Mistral and they will be broadcasting national and international football games.
Tonight the person in charge of the Latin rhythms is the famous DJ Cauê Campean, with the mission of getting everyone dancing, with house, hip-hop, brazilian funk and trap guaranteed until the sun rises. Double measures all night long and free beer and caipirinhas from 10PM until midnight (for two hours!). Tickets are between R$40 – R$50 and the night starts at 10PM.
La Fiesta! – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana
For more information and for tickets, visit the event page.
Concerto de Natal @ Candelária (Centro) – Tonight, the free Candelária Christmas Concert will be taking place inside Rio’s beautiful and historic Candelária church.
The Federal University Symphony Orchestra, Brazil Ensemble Choir and Children’s Choir will be conducted by maestro André Cardoso and will fill the church with traditional Christmas songs to get everyone in the festive mood. There will also be the special participation of Danilo Caymmi, who will play one of his greatest hits, ‘Andança’ among other songs.
This free concert starts at 6:30PM.
Concerto de Natal – Rua Candelária – Centro
For more information, go to 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$27), the pisco sour (R$28) and the negroni (R$28).
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 latest domestic and international sports. 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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