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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 Wednesday evening its the 6th 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.

Also, Samba Opinião will be broadcasting the Brasileirão for any football fans out there.

The evening starts at around 7PM and is free.

Samba Opinião – Travessa do Comércio – Centro

For more information, consult the event page.

Rancho do Bonatto @ Woods (Leblon) – The showman Bruno Bonatto promises to make Wood’s a real ranch with his unique brand of sertanejo (Brazilian country music)

This promises to be an intimate show, with Bonatto in the middle of the dancefloor, face to face with the crowd.

The promotion of the night is two-for-one on Budweiser and double measures of Gin & Tonic from 9:30PM-11:30PM.

Tickets are between R$30-R$50 and the night gets going at 9PM.

Rancho do Bonatto – Avenida General San Martin, 1219 – Leblon

For more information, check the event page.

Orquestra de Sopros Pro Arte @ Sala Cecília Meireles (Lapa) – The ‘Orquestra de Sopros Pro Arte’ (Pro Arte Woodwind Orchestra) are teaming up with the harmonica player Gabriel Grossi once again to explore the work of maestro Tom Jobim.

This should be a great evening for those who love bossa nova, jazz, and fresh interpretations of old classics.

Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and the performance begins at 8PM.

Orquestra de Sopros Pro Arte – Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa

For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


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
Entrance: FREE

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.
Mama Shelter
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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 (Ipanema)
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
Entrance: FREE

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