Last week a friend of mine opened a bar in Lagoa: O Araça! With three friends, he renovated a beautiful old, blue house and the result is just awesome. They worked a lot with wood he had brought from his family`s land in Rio and created a cozy stylish place. The wooden interior combines perfectly with the darkish red walls, walls that will be also used for exhibitions. The objective is to link art, music and social gatherings, which means that live music plays an important role as well. On Sunday, even my favorite “Roda da Samba”, o Choro Xadrez, played there. The place unites everything! 😀
Lagoa really needed a place like that. Just to get an idea of how nightlife in Lagoa works: Everything takes place on the streets, it is all outside.
There are several “food truck unions” with live music, so you grab a beer in the supermarket, well, or buy one at one of the food trucks and enjoy the night hanging around – in or in front of the food trucks, on the shore of the Lagoa…. It is always busy.
So far so good, I love the vibe and spirit of all that. But what when it get´s colder, if it rains or if you just want to go to a nice bar and sit down? The Araças represents exactly this place that was missing. Of course, it also has a nice little garden, but apart from that, it offers shelter without lacking the Lagoa spirit. Check it out!!