Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barzin in Ipanema is now home to blues every Tuesday evening in the upstairs live music lounge, Laje, located on the third floor of the building. Just a few steps away from Ipanema beach, this swanky all in one venue offers a delicious menu, full of tasty salgados and main dishes, along with some inventive cocktails and cold beer.
The upstairs lounge features live musicians playing the blues on stage with a four-corner sound system and plenty of space to dance, socialize or just kick back and enjoy the music. Guests include the Ipanema Blues Band, plus many local and out of town guests. DJ Christian Lobo fills in during the intervals.
Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
A sophisticated atmosphere, impeccable service, unique diversity of drinks, the perfect place to liven up the night. Tuesday nights are blues nights at Barzin, so come enjoy some great music in the heart of Ipanema.
Barzin – 10PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Ya’Ya High Fi (Lapa)
DJ Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl-only party at new home, Barzinho in Lapa. Expect classic hits and little-known gems from a rich variety of genres.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$5 after 7PM
Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba style, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics for having a “soul of samba”.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Irish pub on Copacabana’s Avenida Atlântica is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap and a lively atmosphere.
The Clover – 7PM
Avenida Atlântica 3056B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
A great atmosphere, Mexican food and margaritas, plus live American and European sports on TV.
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 drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice place to drink it in, this is the place to go. With trendy decor, an interesting, mixed crowd and both London Pride and Heineken beers on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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