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, especially tonight with live bands and killer shows.
Matriz Sessions (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz is one of the oldest and most well known music venues in Rio, transforming an average house to a dance and live music hotspot. From live bands to DJs and all kinds of assorted music, don’t miss one of Rio’s favorite late night joints.
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
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hours of free caipirinhas, live samba plus house and hip-hop DJs. The perfect mix of locals and travelers at one of the best venues Rio has to offer. Come see why this new event is taking Rio by storm!
00 (Zero Zero) – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
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 staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of these instruments typical of the soul of Rio, the Brazilian percussion. Bernardo Aguiar and Gabriel Policarpo will be put side by side with the virtuosity of the spike extrapolating their regional origins.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
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 Budweisers starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 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
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