Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barzin in Ipanema is now home to the blues every Tuesday evening in the live music lounge, Laje, located on the third floor of the building. Just a few steps away from Ipanema beach, this swanky all-in-one venue offers a varied menu along with some inventive cocktails and ice-cold beer.
The upstairs lounge features live blues with a four-corner sound system and plenty of space to dance, socialize, or just kick back and enjoy the music. Guests include the Ipanema Blues Band, plus many local and out-of-town guests. DJ Christian Lobo fills in during the intervals.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Lapa)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl-only party at his new home, Leviano in Lapa. Everyone knows that vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres played well.
Leviano – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
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
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is the newest addition to the collection of great venues, along with Meza Bar in Humaitá. Special guest DJs will be laying down the tunes.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Augusto Martins (Lapa)
Augusto Martins brings samba and MPB to Carioca da Gema, known for its classic Brazilian roots and great music.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
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
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
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
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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 – 5PM
Av. Atlântica 3056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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