Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Café Cultural de Sacrilégio offers an open back area for those upcoming cool summer nights and indoor sambas, and is that perfect blend of laid back and classy you’ve been looking for.
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
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
Clube do Blues kicks it delta-style while the chef prepares a special tasting menu. Tonight with Blues Etílicos and Yellow Submarine on the second floor.
Casa Rosa – 6:30PM
Rua Alice, 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 3079-0550
Entrance: R$8 without dinner
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
Boemia Carioca (Lapa)
Samba, roots, and choro kick off the week with a healthy string of classics in the repertoire.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: Unavailable at press time
Roda de Samba e Jongo with Grupo Razões Africanas (Praça Mauá)
Delve into the African roots of samba with this Tuesday night roda.
Trapiche Gamboa – 7:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 155, Praça Mauá – Tel: (21) 2516-0816
Paulão e o grupo Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Passing through various Brazilian styles with ease. Expect to hear polka, baiao, frevo, maxixe and works from masters like Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha and Sivuca.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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
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
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