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.
Nosso Som @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – This night dedicated to the authentic sounds of Ganjah Lapa, a democratic space, with a sound system that allows the tropical vibrations to be fully appreciated.
These are the sounds of Brazil all the way from the roots of the country right up to the city beats. The party will feature the best DJs, including: DJ Pachu Fernando, DJ Marcelinho Da Lua, DJ Negralha and DJ Doni with the special guest directly from Pernambuco, DJ Incidental.
Tickets are between R$10-R$20 and the party starts at 9PM.
Nosso Som – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa
For more information, check out the event page.
La Fiesta! @ New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – La Fiesta! is the party that is in love with Latin culture. Several renowned DJs from the Latin scene will be behind the decks for the whole night in the newly renovated New Mariuzinn Copacabana.
With lots of Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Bachata your Wednesday nights will have a special Latin seasoning. There will be special offers on Fernet Branca and Pisco Mistral and they will be broadcasting national and international football games.
Tonight the person in charge of the Latin rhythms is the famous DJ Cauê Campean, with the mission of getting everyone dancing, with house, hip-hop, brazilian funk and trap guaranteed until the sun rises. Double measures all night long and free beer and caipirinhas from 10PM until midnight (for two hours!). Tickets are between R$40 – R$50 and the night starts at 10PM.
La Fiesta! – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana
For more information and for tickets, visit the event page.
Jazz @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – Every Wednesday is jazz night down one of Rio’s liveliest nightspots, Bar do Nanam in Beco das Artes, just off from Praça Tiradentes in Rio’s city center.
Hosts for the evening are drummer Guga Pellicciotti and DJ Rodrigo Cavalcanti playing and inviting various musicians and DJs to make this the most vibrant night in the whole of Rio.
This free event begins at 8PM.
Jazz – Beco das Artes – Centro
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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