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.
Warpaint @ Hub RJ (Santo Cristo) – Los Angeles quartet Warpaint are coming to Rio to play a one-off show after storming the Balaclava Fest in São Paulo on November 4th.
They are touring in support of their third album, ‘Heads Up,’ which was released in 2016. Warpaint will be supported by Goiânia band ‘Carne Doce’ (Sweet Meat) who are also touring their third album, ‘Tônus.’ This should be a great night of live indie music from one of America’s most acclaimed bands of recent times.
The evening gets going at 8:30PM and tickets are R$60 – R$120.
Warpaint – Avenida Professor Pereira Reis, 50 – Santo Cristo
For more information, check out the event page.
Karaokê @ Coordenadas Bar (Botafogo) – A chance to sing karaoke with a live band in front of one of the liveliest crowds in Rio. This is a real chance to be a rockstar for night, with a repertoire of more than 300 rock ‘n’ roll songs on offer, where you can choose your favorite and sing with your friends.
You can sing solo, as a duo, a trio, or even a quartet, as long as you are having fun! And for the most entertaining singer of the night, a prize of R$150 to spend at the bar until the following week.
Tickets are between R$15 – R$20 and the music begins at 8:30PM.
Karaokê – Rua da Passagem 19 – Botafogo
For more information, consult the event page.
Samba @ Gafieira (Centro) – Samba has returned to Gafieira. This evening, the bar will be hosting two incredible artists: Silvia Duffrayer – singer and percussionist whose work focusses on research into Afro-Brazilian dances, rhythms and beliefs. Currently she is part of the popular all-female samba group ‘Samba Que Ela Querem.’
Following Duffrayer will be Vinicius Pereira – singer, owner of a powerful voice, and a talent that thrills and impresses. There will also be music from resident acts Afrovibesamba and DJ Bieta Prod. Drink offers include Brahma and Antarctica – two cans for R$15; a bottle of Eisenbahn, Budweiser, or Stella for R$6; and double-strength caipirinhas for R$15.
This free event starts at 7PM.
Samba – Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro
For more information, head 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 FIFA 2018 World Cup action. 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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