Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tuesday nights are vinyl nights as DJ Marcelinho da Lua represents on the turntables with swing jazz, bossa, soul, caribeñas, rare groove and more. DJ Marcelinho’s vinyl collection has grown and been carefully pieced together from travels around the globe, record stores, bookstores, sidewalks, friendships and professional trades.
He told The Rio Times, “I decided to make this party in order to share my collection that has been built over the last twenty years. A tribute to the guys who ‘dig’ for music, because searching for vinyl is a devotion, a bible with faithful disciples.”
His dedication and musical knowledge is present every week as Marcelinho plays his carefully selected sets, along with guests both local and out of town.
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
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is the newest addition to the collection of great venues, along with Meza Bar in Humaitá. Special guest DJs will be laying down the tunes.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
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
Chico Chagas (Lapa)
Chico Chagas performs his refined selection of instrumental tracks ranging from a variety of popular Brazilian styles. His repertoire includes songs from choro, samaba, bolero and more.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte, 26 – Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
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
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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