Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – To kick off the Carnival week right, get to the Mardi Gras party at the Gringo Cafe tonight, which starts at 7PM. Get your hands on a “Hurricane”, which generally consists of vodka, grenadine syrup gin, grapefruit, pineapple and more. Definitely a great way to start the party and hats-off to anyone who can get through three and still be standing. The Gringo Cafe also has some special Southern fixens’ on the menu; Po’ Boy Sandwiches, Cajun Fried Shrimp, Southern Style Ribs, Fiery Chicken Wings and Red Velvet Cake. Also getting dolled up in Mardi Gras costume is recommended, because after all – it is Carnival! LIVE: Grizzly Bear (Lapa) U.S. rock band Grizzly Bear comes to Circo Voador with their experimental sound and soft tunes thanks to their growing fanbase in Brazil. Don’t miss their unique music at the only show in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: Check with venue Roda de samba Casuarina e convidados (Lapa) Samba “Casuarina e convidados” will present a special edition for Carnival! After a few tours around the world, Casuarina return to the stage for some real samba sessions! Fundição Progresso – 11PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: 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 Entrance: R$10 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 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 Entrance: R$15 PUBS & BARS: Mardi Gras (Ipanema) Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more. Today the Cafe will be hosting a special Mardi Gras event, to coincide with Carnival. Get ready for some “Hurricanes” to get your samba season started. Gringo Cafe – 7PM Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A – Ipanema 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 just drinks to kick off Saturday night. 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 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 Entrance: R$10 — 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.