Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tuesday nights are vinyl nights with DJ Marcelinho da Lua 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 and acquired through 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. It’s 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 to locals and those from out-of-town.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl-only party at Studio RJ. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres.
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 – 10PM
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
Paulão 7 Cordas & Grupo Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Paulão 7 Cordas & Grupo Pé de Moleque play the various rhythms of Brazilian music, choro, polka, baião, frevo and maxixe.
Sublime Relicário – 9PM
Rua Gomes Freire, 773, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-9824
PUBS & BARS:
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Visit the oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. This venue is 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 and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Festa Rockizinho- 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. Tonight is a special night of rock as the Lapa Irish Pub gets happy hour going with your favorite rock music hits, the first of its kind in Centro.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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