Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Studio RJ is this Tuesday’s pick of the night, with a jazzy performance by Léo Gandelman. An internationally known Brazilian saxophonist, Gandelman will be wooing the crowd with his sultry sounds of jazz.
Léo Gandelman (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 – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise
Bem Brasil (Leblon)
A roda de samba with Bom Batuque and DJ Andrew Gracie from Radio Transamérica between sets, plus free caipirinhas from 10PM to midnight.
Melt – 10PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: Men R$25 on list before midnight / R$40 after or without, Women R$15 on list before midnight / R$20 after or without
Terças Del Mar (Copacabana)
Comedy and zouk with a beautiful view of Copacabana beach and two-for-one beers from 10-11PM.
Café Del Mar – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 7857-8681
Entrance: R$30 Men, R$20 Women
Bip Bip (Copacabana)
Bip Bip owes its fame to an outstanding musical program. Tuesday nights are the best evenings to catch some great samba or pagode. 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.
Rua Alm Gonçalves, 50 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
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
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Forró Forrado (Centro)
Live forró mixed with sertanejo universitário, zouk, and samba de raíz during the breaks. Free dance lesson from 6-7PM.
Passeio Dance – 6PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Men R$15, Women R$10
PUBS & BARS:
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican bar and restaurant with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. Has the best margaritas in Ipanema, and also ask them about the new spot in Copacabana that just opened.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
Check your Tuesday blues at the door. This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
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