Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Scottish group Mogwai is performing their unique style of rock at one of Rio’s most legendary venues, Circo Voador. This will be a hotspot for Tuesday night music lovers.
The Scottish group Mogwai is one of the leading exponents of the so-called post-rock. Since 1996, this quintet from Glasgow never stops refining and reinventing their patented formula of long instrumental compositions, full of dynamic contrasts and overlapping guitar.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Noite Jazzmania (Arpoador)
In honor of the space’s former function as a jazz bar, Tuesdays are jazz night at Studio RJ. Tonight is the internationally known Brazilian saxophonist.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise
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 and DJs, Doiz is a great way to wind the weekend down.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55, Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Samba di Buteco (Lapa)
The union of three great friends who had the samba idea to hold an event without leaving their respective groups led the result of Samba di Buteco, with typical Brazilian rhythm.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 without
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 – 8PM
Rua Alm Gonçalves, 50, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
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 (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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