Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Matrix Live Sessions event is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight will three bands performing live.
Created with the goal of making rock ‘n’ roll more affordable and making Tuesday nights more lively, the Matriz Live Sessions were one of the earliest regular events hosted by the club.
Bands HEY! Lucy, Sound Bullet, and Flores Para Ramona will make this Tuesday night more exciting and promotions during the event will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas all night.
Pub Crawl Ipanema (Ipanema)
Every Tuesday night Bem Brasil Entretenimento is presenting the Pub Crawl Ipanema, a tour of Rio Nightlife. Beginning at Belmonte Bar in Ipanema (Rua Teixeira de Melo, 53) at 7:20 PM, the tour include stops at three bars and ends at the club, 00 (Zero Zero in Gávea), which hosts the Bem Brasil -The Rio Hostels Party on Tuesdays (see below.) The entry fee to 00 is included with the Pub Crawl price and there will be free caipirinhas in the club until 12AM as part of the party. Additionally, there will be three free shots and a drinking game, during the tour. No booking prior to the tour is needed and the tour happens rain or shine. Attendees must be eighteen and over, so make sure to bring a photo ID.
Boteco Belmonte – 8PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 53
Matriz Live Sessions with HEY! Lucy, Sound Bullet, and Flores Para Ramona (Botafogo)
Spotlighting up-and-coming rock bands and musicians while adding some life to typically less than lively Tuesday nights in Rio, the ‘Matriz Live Sessions,’ event is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with the bands HEY! Lucy, Sound Bullet, and Flores Para Ramona performing live.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Bem Brasil – The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
The Bem Brasil party is back at 00 (Zero Zero) tonight with live samba from the band Pretensão and DJs JR Mahr and Haron Dufau spinning the best of hip hop, Latin rhythms, reggaeton, cumbia, and kuduro throughout the night. Additionally promotions will include free caipirinhas from 11PM until midnight.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 7896-3242
Entrance: R$40 +. See venue for more information.
Feel Leblon (Leblon)
The weekly Feel Leblon party is back at Sette Leblon bar and lounge tonight. Promotions include all you can drink caipirinhas until midnight and two for one beers for R$15 all night long. During the event, DJs Jonatan K and ES$ will spin the best of electronica, trap, house, indie rock, funk Carioca, hip hop, reggeaton, and samba. Entry fee is free for women until 12:30AM.
Sette Leblon – 11PM – 5AM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon– Tel: 21-32981941
Entrance: Free for women until 12:30AM. R$20 – R$30
Késia Estácio (Lapa)
Tonight singer Késia Estácio returns to perform live at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. Estácio cites influences including Elis Regina, Djavan, and Chico Buarque, among others, and tonight she will perform the best of MPB, samba, soul and pop. During the show she will be accompanied by bassist Rodrigo Villa, guitarist Gabriel de Aquino, percussionist Thiago da Serrinha, and drummer André Manhães.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Folakemi Quintet (Lapa)
On Tuesdays in December, the Leviano Bar will host the Folakemi Quintet. Folakemi is a British singer known for her covers of Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse, among others. During this season of shows, she will once again perform the best of jazz, nu jazz, blues, funk, and soul with the quintet. Additionally on Tuesday nights this month, DJ Sandro Black will spin the best of Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday, and Amy Winehouse among others.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Família Moadir and Jorginho do Imperio (Centro)
Jorginho do Imperio will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM with the best of samba and carnival sambas enredos. The group Família Moadir will follow at 11PM with their reinterpretations of works by Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Paulinho da Viola, and Martinho da Vila, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Trapicheando @ Trapiche Gamboa (Gamboa)
On Tuesdays in December Trapiche Gamboa is hosting the Trapicheando project with Rafael dos Santos, Pipa Vieira, Roberto Moreno, Jorge Alexandre and Tiago Misamply performing live. Additionally tonight, the group will welcome special guest singer-songwriter João Martins.
Trapiche Gamboa – 8PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: Cover charge is optional
PUBS & BARS:
Language Exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Lapa Irish Pub is celebrating Halloween all week and costumes are welcome each night. Tonight at Lapa Irish Pub, it’s time again for the Portuguese/English Language Exchange. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired with native Portuguese speaker at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner. It’s both a fun and educational night and the R$10 entrance cost includes free food. Following the Language Exchange, Helo Tenorio & Convida Trio will perform live .
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10, R$15 for the show
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Check out Blue Agave for some of the best Mexican food and the best margaritas in Rio. They also stream American and European sports live.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2235-0747
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and its well known for live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays. This is another great place to watch live streaming sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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