Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired with native Portuguese speaker at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner.
It’s both a fun and educational night and the R$10 entrance cost includes free food. Following the Language Exchange there is usually live music.
The Highjack and The Outs (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of alternative rock as the bands The Highjack and The Outs perform live tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz as part of the weekly Matriz Live Session.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
The Dobrdinha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs spinning the best of pop and rock.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Beginning at 4PM, the chic Gávea venue 00 (Zero Zero) will present the Safavela
party, the first of two parties the venue will host today and tonight. DJs Day Barbieri, Tata Thomazini, and Susu Carollo will spin.
00 – 4PM- 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Bem Brasil – The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
The Bem Brasil party will follow then the Safavela party at 00 tonight beginning at 11PM. This weekly party features free caipirinhas until midnight and DJs Bruno Lima and Ricardo Martins spinning the best of Latin rhythms, reggaeton, cumbia, kuduro and hip-hop. Additionally, the group Bom Batuque will perform live samba. This party is a great opportunity to mix and mingle in one of the chicest venues in Rio.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 7896-3242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Feel Leblon (Leblon)
The weekly Feel Leblon party is back at Sette Leblon bar and lounge tonight. Promotions include all you can drink caipirinhas until midnight and two for one beers all night long. DJs will keep the party going until 4AM as they spin the best of pop, house, reggaeton, hip-hop and more.
Sette Leblon – 11PM Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon– Tel: 21-32981941
Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
Tuesday nights are all about blues at Ipanema’s Barzin. The venue, with its sophisticated atmosphere, great service and variety of drinks, is the perfect place to enjoy some great live blues.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Ensaio do Bloco Carioca da Gema 2015 (Lapa) Tonight Carioca da Gema will host Ensaio do Bloco Carioca da Gema 2015 with this week’s special guests Luiza Dionízio and Makley Mattos. Additionally, Marcos Novatto will perform live at 8PM to start the night.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz Leviano (Lapa) Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Tonight special guest Folakemi Quinteto will perform live.
Leviano – 9PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Language Exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the Lapa Irish Pub hosts the weekly Portuguese/English Language Exchange event. Practice your Portuguese with locals and help them practice their English. The R$10 entrance cost includes free food and there is usually live music following the Exchange.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Check out Blue Agave for some of the best Mexican food and the best margaritas in Rio. They also stream American and European sports live.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2235-0747
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and is well known for its live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays. This is another great place to watch live streaming sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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