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.
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 singer Anatasha Meckenna 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$30-R$60 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.
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?
DJs Slim, Bam Bam and Sany 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).
Latin Party – Rua Mem de Sá 65 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
Banda Oliva @ Barzin Rio Live (Ipanema) – This is a fine musical Wednesday in Rio’s Zona Sul.
The band Oliva are a collective of great musicians and composers who will be playing some lively and smooth soul music for the Barzin crowd. Expect to hear some classic numbers from Brazilian and international soul maestros.
Oliva are Cassiano Andrade (voice / guitar), Rik Oliveira (voice / guitar), Uiliam Pimenta (keyboards), Theo Zagrae (drums), Leo Mucuri (percussion).
Tickets are between R$20-R$30 and the evening begins at 9:30PM.
Banda Oliva – Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema.
For more information, consult 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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