Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tuesday nights are vinyl nights as DJ Marcelinho da Lua represents on the turntables with swing jazz, bossa, soul, caribeñas, rare groove and more. DJ Marcelinho’s vinyl collection has grown and been carefully pieced together from travels around the globe, record stores, bookstores, sidewalks, friendships and professional trades.
He told The Rio Times: “I decided to make this party in order to share my collection that has been built over the last twenty years. A tribute to the guys who ‘dig’ for music, because searching for vinyl is a devotion, a bible with faithful disciples.”
His dedication and musical knowledge is present every week as Marcelinho plays his carefully selected sets, along with guests both local and out of town.
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
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
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
Negras Raízes (Lapa)
Samba in its truest form tonight. Come see the queens of samba, Verinha do Cavaco, Thay Mavigno, Adriana Araújo, and Lu Vieira.
Cachaçaria Mangue Seco – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
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 (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. Catch all your favorite NFL programming here.
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 just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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