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.
A quarta é de cinzas, mas o Macaco tá em festa @ Macaco Caolho (Copacabana) – Macaco Caolho are commemorating the end of Carnival with a huge Ash Wednesday blow-out.
Drinks offers include two-for-one on chope beer and caipirinhas until 9PM and double measures on shots all night long, plus, there’s twenty percent off selected drinks.
They open their doors at 7PM and there’s free entry until 9PM (after that it’s R$10 entry).
A quarta é de cinzas, mas o Macaco tá em festa – Avenida Atlântica 3056 B – Copacabana
For more information, go to the event page.
BELO DIA de Carnaval @ Jockey Club (Gávea) – This Wednesday, the Jockey Club are putting on an outdoor festival-style event to signal the traditional end of Carnival. Except here Carnival doesn’t end, as they have a top line-up of musical guests, DJs and plenty of food and drink to keep the party spirit alive!
Music for this event includes singer Belo, formerly of the group Soweto, and one of Brazil’s top stars Ludmilla.
Tickets are available from R$100 and the party should begin at around 3PM.
BELO DIA de Carnaval – Hipódromo da Gávea: Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea
For more information, head to the event page.
Bloco dos Batuqueiros @ Beco do Rato (Lapa) – This will be a fun all-day party as legendary samba bar Beco do Rato is taken over by Bloco dos Batuqueiros.
Plenty of drinks will be on offer at the bar and there should also be the usual food options.
Entry is free but prepare to dance, and this bloco officially kicks off at noon but should continue on until well into the evening.
Bloco dos Batuqueiros – Rua Joaquim Silva – Lapa
For more information, try 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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