On the soccer field, Brazil and Argentina are fierce rivals but in Chicago the two countries have been teaming up to produce one of the most entertaining venues. Every Tuesday from 10pm, the Argentine bar Ñ—from the same folks who brought us Tango Sur and Folklore restaurants—is hosting Bossa Tres, a Brazilian group who knows how to throw a party. Led by the singer Dill Costa, the trio mixes classic bossa nova with vibrant Brazilian rhythms such as samba and pagode. Be prepared to join an energetic crowd that might drag you on the dance floor to teach you how to shake. You can then chill drinking mojitos, margaritas and pisco sours, or choosing typically Brazilian drinks like caipirinha and guarana. So enjoy the party, but do not start a soccer conversation.
Best of Chicago 2012