Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bem Brasil is hosting a Tuesday night party at the famous club 00 in Gavea. This night is especially dedicated to the visitors of Rio, mainly those staying with one of the many local hostels. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for free drinks and to stake a spot on the dance floor.
The venue hosts a beautiful outside deck, with lots of comfortable seating available. The inside offers a full sound system and dance floor for party goers eager to dance to samba, house, hip hop, and everything else dropped by DJ Andrew Gracie. This party is a huge success as Rio’s popularity is soaring and the visitors are flooding in!
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
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 – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
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
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 or 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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