The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

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.

Paulinho da Viola @ Fundição Progresso (Lapa) – Paulinho da Viola and the ‘Velha Guarda da Portela’ (old Guarda da Portela) receive Criolo in ‘A Noite Veste Azul,’ (The Night Wears Blue) at Fundição Progresso.

The show, which is directed by Elifas Andreato celebrates the 95th anniversary of the traditional Rio samba school ‘azul e branca’ (blue and white). In honour of this special anniversary, for the first time in Rio de Janeiro, Paulinho da Viola and Criolo will share the same stage. Two musical giants young and old coming together as one on what is going to be a special evening for Brazilian music.

The evening starts at 10PM and tickets are available from R$70.

Paulinho da Viola – Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa

For more information, check the event page.

BlackBASE @ MAM (Centro) – This party will be celebrating ten years of BlackBASE. These parties are known for playing the latest in hip hop, rap, r ‘n’ b, soul, and even some classic’s from Rio’s golden era.

The suggested look for this party is ‘cinematic’ given the highly stylish and modern surrounds of Rio’s MAM (Museum of Modern Art). Tonight’s lineup includes: Saraiva, Nepal, Tamenpi, DJ RV, and Pauly.

Tickets are available from R$70 and the night gets going at 10PM.

BlackBASE – Av Infante Dom Henrique – Centro

For more information, consult the event page.

MGMT @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – With sold-out tickets in several US and European cities, psychedelic rockers MGMT are bringing their live show to Brazil in support of their fourth album, the critically-acclaimed ‘Little Dark Age.’

The songs from their new album are the basis of MGMT’s show in Brazil in November, but the megahits of Oracular Spectacular such as ‘Time to Pretend,’ ‘Kids’ and ‘Electric Feel’ are almost guaranteed to feature for those who remember that far back (2007!).

Tickets are available from R$140 and the doors open at 9PM.

MGMT – Avenida Mem de Sá – Lapa

For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


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
Entrance: FREE

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.
Mama Shelter
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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 (Ipanema)
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
Entrance: FREE

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