Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mini Menos returns with their weekly sessions featuring two of Rio’s finest DJs, Gustavo Tata and Rafael RM2. This week they welcome Polish DJ Michal Scheffler. Get a dose of Doiz as Sandra Mendes commands the bar with her mad concoctions and stellar combinations.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at Studio RJ. Everyone knows that vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres played well.
Studio RJ – 12PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free until midnight, R$15 after with guest list
Mini Menos (Humaitá)
DJs Rafael Rm2 and Gustavo Tata continue to provide the best of your Tuesday dose of Doiz. Great music selections by two pros, if you haven’t been to Doiz yet, then you are missing a real treat. A nice blend of bar/restaurant and lounge, this new hotspot is quickly getting rave reviews. With incredibly creative drinks, Doiz is a great way to wind the weekend down or start the week up.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Matriz Live Sessions (Botafogo)
One of the first nightclubs and live venues in Rio. Casa da Matriz has payed its dues and is returning to their original format with live music sessions. Come enjoy some very well known Brazilian and out of town bands as they bring the house down in Botafogo.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without
Voz e Violão (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Cachaçaria Mangue Seco – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Alfredo Del Penho (Lapa)
Alfredo Del Penho has made a great name for himself in relation to nights of samba and choro in Lapa. He is considered one of the most pleasant discoveries of the new generation of mpb.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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