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.
Samba Opinião @ Arco do Teles (Centro) – This evening it’s the twelfth edition of Samba Opinião at the famous Arco do Teles. Every Wednesday the Samba Opinião plays from a fine and abundant repertoire of the great masters of samba.
Expect plenty of Clara Nunes, Dona Ivone Lara, Ismael Silva, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, João Nogueira, Roque Ferreira, Zeca Pagodinho, Martinho da Vila, Paulinho da Viola, Backyard Fund, Almir Guineto, Toninho Geraes and many others. In the intervals, DJ Storm will be dropping the beats.
The evening starts at around 7PM and is free.
Samba Opinião – Travessa do Comércio – Centro
For more information, consult the event page.
Latin Party @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – The original party that brought reggaeton to Rio is always a sure bet to kick some energy and attitude into the midweek.
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.
JAZZ no Beco @ Bar do Nanam (Centro) – Every Wednesday is Jazz night next to Tiradentes square in central Rio. Featuring drummer Guga Pellicciotti with several guest musicians every night, this is the only open-air Jazz in Rio that continues until dawn!
The bar opens at 8PM, with DJs starting at 9PM, then the live jazz starts at 11PM until around 3AM when the DJs are invited back to continue the party until dawn!
As always, this event is free; however Bar do Nanam do ask that people patronise the nearby bars who are the main supporters of this night and contribute to the musicians hat if you can!
JAZZ no Beco – Beco das Artes – Centro
For more information, see 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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