Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you haven’t been to Studio RJ yet, then you are missing out on a great venue with beautiful people and incredible shows. Located in the heart of Arpoador, Studio RJ is one of the few venues located on the beach with ocean views. Enjoy jazz music on Tuesday nights.
Noite Jazzmania (Arpoador)
In honor of the space’s former function as a jazz bar, Tuesdays are jazz night at Studio RJ. Enjoy the Trio 3-63, by flutist Andrea Ernest Dias, Paulo Braga, pianist and percussionist Marcos Suzano.
Studio RJ – 9:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$60 without guestlist
Joao Donato Quarteto (Catete)
Come listen to a second night jazz and bossa nova with Brazilian legend Joao Donato and his quartet at Casarão Ameno Resedá, a great place for music and art in Catete.
Casarão Ameno Resedá – 10PM
Rua Bento Lisboa 4, Catete – Tel: (21) 2556-2427
Entrance: Contact venue
Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova – 11:30 AM
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Bip Bip (Copacabana)
Bip Bip owes its fame to an outstanding musical program. It’s not unusual to see some Brazilian greats such as Beth Carvalho, Nelson Sargento, Walter Alfaiate, and others come out to sing and play.
Bip Bip –
Rua Alm Gonçalves, 50 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
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Blue Agave (Ipanema)
One of the few and best Mexican bars with an open atmosphere provides great food, drinks and a primetime location. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Caroline Café (Lagoa)
A mix of casual chic Village with the sunset at Dois Irmãos (two brothers), premised the idea of merging the modern with the cool of Soho artsy Botanical Garden and the other of stirring things up with the hubbub of the Stone Street in Buzios. Hence was born Caroline Café. Most well known pub in Jardim Botânico.
Caroline Café – 11AM
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Contact venue
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 – 6PM (Sundays at 1PM)
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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