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.
Jazz @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – This is the place to be for an evening of live jazz at one of Rio’s liveliest nightspots.
The hosts for the night will be drummer Guga Pellicciotti and DJ Rodrigo Cavalcanti, who will be both playing music themselves and inviting various musicians and DJs to participate in a wonderfully diverse and vibrant evening of music, dance and fun.
This night should begin at around 8PM and entry is free. Bar do Nanam politely asks that revellers purchase their drinks from the bar and also contribute to the musicians’ hat when it is passed around from time to time.
Jazz – Beco das Artes – Centro
For more information, go to the event page.
Karaokê Indie @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – You Only Live Once! This Wednesday the vibe is to celebrate life with a thousand free Jelloshots and the always lively spectacle of the indie karaoke.
Drinks offers also include a two-for-one deal on caipirinhas.
Tickets are between R$10 – R$20 and the night gets going at 10PM.
Karaokê Indie – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, head to the event page.
Mango Mambo + DJ Lau @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Mango Mambo are a Latin music band created in 2015 by Argentinean composer and multi-instrumentalist Maximiliano Martínez, after trips and musical exchanges in Latin America and Europe, where he researched the rhythms of the continent.
They play salsa, cumbia, chicha and merengue, among other rhythms, channeling greats like Héctor Lavoe, Willie Colón, Celia Cruz, Oscar D’Leon and Buena Vista Social Club, plus Latin versions of Brazilian music. DJ Lau will be playing the best Latin music to keep the party going after the band step off the stage.
This show should begin at 9PM and tickets are available from the venue.
Mango Mambo + DJ Lau – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa
For more information, check out 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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