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Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, June 28, 2019

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We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Pagode do Cozinha Arrumada (Carioca) – Tonight, the great Cozinha Arrumada take their “roda de samba” to Garagem das Ambulantes, in Carioca, Centro.

From 9 PM to 3 AM, the group will make partygoers dance to the sound of Zeca Pagodinho, Dona Ivone Laura, Fundo de Quintal, João Nogueira, amongst other legends of Brazil’s most famous music genre.

Garagem dos Ambulantes – Rua da Carioca, 62, Centro

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Jazz na Cinelândia (Centro) – Live, free, top-notch jazz music in Rio’s downtown tonight.

The famous Jazz na Cinelândia is back to Banca do André this Friday, with drummer Guga Peliccotti and guest musicians. There will be a DJ playing in the intervals.

Banca do André – Cinelândia (at the side of Biblioteca Nacional and Centro Cultural Justiça Federal).

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Forró de Bamba (Lapa) – It’s time for some live forró music at Clube dos Democráticos, in Lapa.

The Moyseis Marques Trio will make everyone dance until the late hours with traditional forró. DJ Messias will spin Brazilian music during the intervals.

Clube dos Democráticos – Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa

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Bartman (Flamengo)
This eccentric boteco does everything right. With great Brazilian bar food, excellent beer, and a loyal crowd, Bartman also sets itself apart from the competition with its mad decor of kitschy comic book regalia. Try the carne seca with fried aipim for a real hearty treat.
Bartman – 9 AM
Rua Buarque de Macedo, 83 – Flamengo – Tel.: (21) 2558-6913
Entrance: Free

Casa da Cachaça (Lapa)
This cultural heritage site of Rio de Janeiro was the first cachaçaria to open in the city, back in 1960. And by the looks of things, they’ve been busy ever since, with over 200 cachaças piled up the walls and hanging from the ceiling. The regular caipirinhas here are a great value and pack a punch. For an interesting twist, try a flavored shot, such as the açaí-infused cachaça.
Casa da Cachaça – 4 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 110A – Lapa – Tel.: (21) 2531-7219
Entrance: FREE

Winehouse (Botafogo)
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat who has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5 PM and finishes at 8 PM.
Winehouse – 5 PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel.: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: Free

Void/ House of Food (Botafogo)
Blending culinary, drinks and fashion, the bar/store invites a different chef to prepare a new menu every week. Besides great imported beer labels, it usually serves delicious veggie food and homemade burgers.
Void Botafogo – 11  AM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 31 – Botafogo – Tel.: (21) 3593=3326
Entrance: Free

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its icy 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
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – Tel.: (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: Free

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its pleasant atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – Tel.: (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

Imaculada Bar e Galeria (Saúde)
A charming old-world bar that hosts music and art exhibitions while serving excellent food and drinks. Located near both Pedra do Sal and Praça Mauá, they offer a hearty feijoada on Fridays and Saturdays, plus live music on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, including karaoke, samba, and jazz.
Imaculada Bar e Galeria – 11:30 AM
Ladeira do João Homem, 7 – Saúde – Tel.: (21) 2283-2747
Entrance: Free

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