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.
Quarta @ Woods (Leblon) – Sertanejo singer Bruno Bonatto promises to make Wood’s a real country ranch at the best sertanejo club in Leblon. In this intimate show, Bonatto will be singing from the middle of the crowd, in order to provide a fully immersive experience.
The offer of the night is two-for-one on both Budweiser and gin and tonics from 9:30PM to 11:30PM. Bruno Bonatto’s live performance will be followed by a DJ set courtesy of DJ Gustavo Maia, while there will also be a live broadcast on the big screen of the Copa do Brasil final: Corinthians vs. Cruzeiro.
Tickets are between R$30-R$60 and the night gets going at 11PM.
Quarta – Avenida General San Martin, 1219 – Leblon
For more information, go to the event page.
Tiago Nacarato @ Theatro NET Rio (Copacabana) – For the first time in Brazil, Tiago Nacarato, the 27-year-old Portuguese singer with Brazilian roots is here to play his debut show on these shores. Among his influences are famous Brazilian names such as Vinicius de Moraes, Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque, but also great Portuguese musicians such as Márcio Silva, João Grilo and Miguel Araújo.
This year he has played a residency in Porto, after having gone through Madeira, Estarreja and Sintra, always receiving a great reception from the public. And in May he presented his first original song, “La Dança,” (the Dance) which will be included in his debut album, due to be released in early 2019.
Tiago Nacarato – Rua Siqueira Campos, Nº 143, 2º Piso – Copacabana
For more information, consult the event page.
Latin Party @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – The original party that brought reggaeton to Rio is always ready to bring the disorder.
The night is free and has an open bar of beer and caipirinha until midnight. What more could a party need? How about some drinking games, random shots, and dance-offs? DJ Slim, DJ Allan Braz, 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 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 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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