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) – This is a party for all colors and all stripes. Wednesday, January 9th has a rainbow special of their indie karaoke summer season with lots of glitter, colorful balloons, and of course plenty of singing on their super stage and a party on the second dancefloor with DJs spinning the best pop, rock and Carioca funk.
The drink promotion for the night is two-for-one on caipirinha plus plenty of skittles distributed throughout the club.
Tickets are between R$10-R$30 and the night gets going at 10PM.
Karaokê Indie – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
For more information, try the event page.
Jazz @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – This is the second evening of jazz at Bar do Nanam of 2019. As always, they are continuing on with the tradition of live jazz every Wednesday 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.
Latin Party @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – The original party that brought reggaeton to Rio is always a sure bet to kick some energy and attitude into the midweek.
The night has an open bar of beer and caipirinha until midnight. What more could a party need? Two-for-one on caipirinha and catuaba until 1AM? How about some drinking games, random shots, and dance-offs? DJ Slim and DJ Muchacho Malo plus VJ Rafael C are going to be taking over two floors of Pub Kriok and pumping out some of the finest reggaeton, funk and pop all through the night.
On the first floor will be reggaeton, latin pop, world music, hiphop, pop and much more. On the second floor will be merengue, trance, salsa, funk and a whole lot more Miami-style rhythms. After midnight there is a two-for-one offer on caipirinha and catuaba. There will be great photographers capturing the magic, LED light shows, excellent air-conditioning over three floors. This is a night that will go on for a long time (eight years running so far).
The night starts at 11PM and is free until midnight if you put your name on the event wall, otherwise entry is R$20 all night.
Latin Party – Rua Mem de Sá 65 – Lapa
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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