Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Bip Bip owes its fame to an outstanding musical program, and tonight is one of the best nights to check this little gem out. The crowd is welcoming and the mood is right at this Tuesday night spot.
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
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
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
Forró Forrado (Centro)
Live forró mixed with sertanejo universitário, zouk, and samba de raíz during the breaks. Free dance lessons from 6-7PM.
Passeio Dance – 6PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Men R$15, Women R$10
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
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
PUBS & BARS:
Far Up (Botafogo)
One of the best local spots in Botafogo giving people a chance to put on their own performance. Show your talents at Far Up’s Karaoke night.
Rua Vol da Pátria, 448 – Tel: (21) 2286-2614
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
The best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV.
Rua Vinícius 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
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