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.
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.
Nelson Sargento com Vida @ Sala Municipal Baden Powell (Copacabana) – The show ‘Nelson Sargento com Vida’ is a great celebration of the grandeur of the work and vitality of the samba maestro Nélson Sargento, who, in 2018, is celebrating his 94th year.
Accompanied by the ‘Coletivo Sindicato do Samba’ (Collective Samba Union), Nelson commands the show, journeying through approximately 80 years of dedication to samba, both in Brazil and around the world.
There’s more! Invited especially by Nelson, the bastion of samba, Geovana, and singer Priscila Tossan will also be present to crown the show, which, in its 2017 tour in the city of São Paulo was elected, by popular vote, the best national show of 2017, according to Guia Folha de São Paulo.
Tickets are between R$35-R$70 and the show starts at 7:30PM.
Nelson Sargento com Vida – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 360 – Copacabana
For more information, check the event page.
Karaokê Indie @ Casa da Matriz (Botafogo) – October 3rd is Mean Girls Day and this year falls on a Wednesday. Of course there’s going to be Indie Karaoke with this special one that has already become a classic after all: On Wednesday it’s time to wear pink!
Special attractions include a ‘Burn Book’ to leave messages for Regina George’s enemies; ‘Queen & King’ crowns: also worth breaking a few on the stage #plastics; Pink Cosmopolitan Promo: R$15 for Lindsey Lohan; plus artisan beer direct from choppeiras for only R$10 all night!
All this plus eight hours of karaoke with all new song lists! Here you can sing The Killers , The Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Muse, Two Door Cinema Club, The Strokes, The Smiths, The Cure, Oasis, Blink 182, Imagine Dragons and many more.
Tickets are between R$10-R$25 and the night gets going at 9PM.
Karaokê Indie – Rua Henrique de Novaes 107 – Botafogo
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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