Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz has returned to one of their first musical programs since opening years back, introducing weekly live rock n’ roll in Botafogo. The format was created with the goal of making upcoming rock bands more accessible and giving Tuesdays, a night not famous for late-night partying, some much-needed kick. Tonight’s line-up will feature the band Feroz.
With their multi-room layout, old-school arcade games, and small classic junk shop, this shabby-chic venue has the look and feel of a great house party. The club’s crowd appreciates the adventurous musical policy, especially tonight with live bands and killer shows.
Matriz Sessions (Botafogo)
Live rock ‘n roll every Tuesday night in Botafogo? Thats right, even Tuesday can be a fun day as this popular go-to venue spices things up during the week with live bands.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
2 hs 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 – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
A mini orchestra, formed from members of Cordão do Boitatá, Rio Maracatu and Songoro Cosongo, get together every Tuesday night to light up the Leviano dancefloor, with a repertoire including Astor Piazzolla, Hugo Fatorrusso, Perez Prado and Zequinha de Abreu.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of these instruments typical of the soul of Rio, the Brazilian percussion. Bernardo Aguiar and Gabriel Policarpo will be put side by side with the virtuosity of the spike extrapolating their regional origins.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
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Mic Aberto Rio (Lapa)
Mic Aberto Rio is a weekly stand-up comedy show on Tuesday nights in Lapa. The show is part amateur comedy competition and part open mic for professional comics. The show is in Portuguese (so the Brazilians will get all of the jokes); everyone else will enjoy practicing their Portuguese and the atmosphere of a stand-up show which is always a lot of fun! Drink and food specials.
La Carmelita – 8PM
Rua do Rezende 14b, Centro – Tel: (21) 3286-9736
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
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 London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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