Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa Matriz will revive an old tradition of live music at the classic venue. Important names from the Rio alternative scene during the first decade of the century played at Casa de Matriz, such as Los Hermanos, Wander Wildner, Carbona, Furze, Canasta and many others. To keep alive the tradition, Casa de Matriz presents Live Sessions once again at this Rio staple.
Noite Jazzmania (Arpoador)
In honor of the space’s former function as a jazz bar, Tuesdays are jazz night at Studio RJ. Come experience this incredible new venue on the beach of Arpoador.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 students and guestlist, R$50 without guestlist
Matriz Live Sessions (Botafogo)
Important names from the Rio alternative scene during the first decade of the century played at Casa de Matriz, such as Los Hermanos, Wander Wildner, Carbona, Furze, Canasta and many others. To keep alive the tradition, Casa de Matriz presents Live Sessions once again at this Rio staple.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 with guestlist, R$15 without guestlist
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
Unha de Gato (Lapa)
The new generation of samba and choro are represented by the band Unha de Gato from Niterói. Their repertoire covers quality hits ranging from Chico Buarque to Geraldo Pereira to Jacob’s Mandolin Paulinho da Viola.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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