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.
Choro da Glória @ Boteco Pé de Santa (Santa Teresa) – This Wednesday, the Boteco Pé de Santa in Rio’s dreamy hillside of Santa Teresa will be hosting an evening of traditional music courtesy of Choro da Glória.
This is a free event and it should begin at 7PM. For the sustainability of the event, the bar encourages the audience to contribute an amount they think is fair to the musicians’ hat, as well as to consume any drinks and food from the hosts at Boteco Pé de Santa.
Choro da Glória – Rua Benjamin Constant 104 – Santa Teresa
For more information, head to the event page.
Karaokê Indie Bubbles @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – This Wednesday is a special ‘Bubbles’ edition of Indie Karaoke in the middle of Rio’s summer season, with several attractions, including karaoke and plenty of summer hits courtesy of Casa da Matriz’s super DJs.
There will be 100 meters of plastic bubbles to burst, plenty of chewing gum to replenish people’s blood sugar, and bubble kits scattered around the dancefloor to make even more pop. This isn’t all, alongside the usual karaoke will be drinks offers such as two-for-one caipirinhas, pole dancing, and a free table tennis table.
Tickets are between R$15 – R$30 and the night gets going at 9PM.
Karaokê Indie Bubbles – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, try the event page.
Jimmy Santa Cruz @ Blue Note Rio (Lagoa) – Tonight, contra-bassist Jimmy Santa Cruz pays tribute to musician Michel Legrand.
For more than 40 years, Santa Cruz has played music with stage with several of the biggest Brazilian artists, such as Elza Soares. At the age of 18, he studied at the Villa-Lobos Music School and has gone on to play some of the country’s great blues festivals, like Rio das Ostras. French composer Michel Legrand is known for his haunting, jazzy film soundtracks, and he won an Oscar for the Thomas Crown Affair in 1968.
This performance should begin at 9PM, and tickets are available from R$40.
Jimmy Santa Cruz – Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa
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$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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