Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mini Menos has been going strong now for over a year in Humaitá, offering a great atmosphere of music, beautiful people, stiff drinks and food from nearby neighbor and partner Meza Bar. The music is held down by local carioca DJs Rafael RM2 and Gustavo Tata, both experts in their skills and musical selections.
Barmaster Sandra Mendes commands the bar with creative and unique cocktails and drinks, always putting a well deserved smile on the face of her patrons. Beginning early, after work, the night progresses and fills up with house, disco and funk.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at Studio RJ. 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.
Studio RJ – 12PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free until midnight, R$10 after with guest list
Mini Menos (Humaitá)
DJs Rafael Rm2 and Gustavo Tata continue to provide the best of your Tuesday dose of Doiz. Great music selections by two pros, if you haven’t been to Doiz yet, then you are missing a real treat. A nice blend of bar/restaurant and lounge, this new hotspot is quickly getting rave reviews. With incredibly creative drinks, Doiz is a great way to wind the weekend down or start the week up.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Humor comes alive in Lapa as Funnyquinta brings you some great stand up comedy. Open mic allows for some shocking and hilarious antics as guest comedians, actors and producers take the stage.
La Esquina – 7:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 82 Sobrado – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-3435
Rio Scenarium (Lapa)
Rio Scenairum is a spectacular three story venue which hosts some of the best samba in Rio as well as offering a full dinner and drink menu.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: Check with venue
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
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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