Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz has returned to one of their first musical programs since opening years back, introducing weekly live rock ‘n’ roll in Botafogo. The format was created with the goal of making upcoming rock bands more accessible and giving Tuesdays, a night not famous for late-night partying, some much-needed kick. With their multi-room layout, old-school arcade games, and small classic junk shop, this shabby-chic venue has the look and feel of a great house party. The club’s crowd appreciates the adventurous musical policy with live bands and killer shows. CLUBS: Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema) A sophisticated atmosphere, impeccable service, unique diversity of drinks, the perfect place to liven up the night. Tuesday nights are blues nights at Barzin, so come enjoy some great music in the heart of Ipanema. Barzin – 10PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809 Entrance: R$25 before midnight Matriz Sessions (Botafogo) Casa da Matriz is one of the oldest and best known music venues in Rio, transforming an average house to a dance and live music hotspot. Casa da Matriz – 11PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Mofo (Lapa) Mofos is a great live venue located in the heart of the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Come get your dose of Brazilian samba, live mpb or choro. Mofo Lapa – 9PM Av. Mem de Sá 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851 Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without Barzinho Bar (Lapa) Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has become a new staple in Rio nightlife. Barzinho – 11:30 PM Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709 Entrance: R$30 PUBS & BARS: The Clover (Copacabana) Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight! The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM Av. Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema) The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour. Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881 Entrance: Free Blue Agave (Ipanema) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$20 — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.