The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Jazz na Rua Larga @ Beco das Sardinhas (Centro) – Come down to the atmospheric and historic Beco das Sardinhas for some free live jazz which takes place every Tuesday evening.

You’ll be the guest of drummer Guga Pellicciotti, a Brazilian musician who has been putting on live jazz nights throughout the city since 2010, as he invites notable players from the local jazz scene to jam with him.

This free event begins at 6 PM.

Jazz na Rua Larga – Rua Miguel Couto 139 – Centro

For more information, head to the event page.

Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira @ Teatro Riachuelo (Centro) – Experience the beautiful sounds of the waltz with the “Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira” (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra).

They’ll be playing four waltzes from Johann Strauss II, also known as the “King of the Viennese waltz,” and four waltzes from Russian maestro Tchaikovsky.

Tickets are available from between R$30 – R$70 and the evening begins at 8 PM.

Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira – Rua do Passeio, 40 – Centro

For more information, try the event page.

Fill The Cup @ Terraço Lagoa (Lagoa) – If you’re a football fan, you can head down to Fill The Cup at Terraço Lagoa to see the Brazil vs. Venezuela game; and even if you’re not, there’s plenty of music and fun to be had before and after.

First, you can fill up at the premium open bar until 8:30 PM. Then, after the game, you can dance to DJ sets from TheBlackHaus crew, João Brasil, Tucho & Luckas, and John Failly & Marie Bouret until 4 AM!

Proceedings start at 7 PM, and tickets are available from R$80.

Fill The Cup – Borges de Medeiros – Lagoa

For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


Comuna (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s favorite bar for undergrad students and hipsters, Comuna is famous for its homemade burgers and variety of beer labels.
Comuna – 7 PM
Rua Sorocaba, 582 – Tel.: (21) 3579-6175
Entrance: Free

Bar Veloso (Leblon)
A stone’s throw from the beach, Bar Veloso is styled after the bossa-nova-era of Rio de Janeiro. Their feijoada is excellent, and they serve a variety of traditional Brazilian dishes and snacks. Expect slightly higher prices than usual, due to the prime location.
Bar Veloso – 11:30 AM – 2 AM
R. Aristides Espínola, 44 – Leblon – Tel.: (21) 2274-9966
Entrance: Free

Dida Bar e Restaurante (Tijuca)
Specialized in Afro-Brazilian and African food, Bar da Dida is a great option for authentic, hard-to-find soulful food. Make sure to try their appetizers.
Bar da Dida – 4 PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Tijuca – Tel.: (21) 2504-0841
Entrance: Free

Shake Speakeasy Bar (Centro)
Run by the award-winning barman and mixologist Walter Garin, Shake Speakeasy mixes some of the best cocktails in the city in an inspired “hidden” location. Located in a shopping center a few steps away from the equally innovative Curto Café, Shake Speakeasy Bar may be a little hard to find, but its thirties ambiance and competitively-priced drinks make the trip well worth.
Shake Speakeasy Bar – 5 PM – 11 PM (closed on weekends)
Rua São José 35. Mezanino Terminal Menezes Côrtes.loja 230/231 – Centro – Tel.: (21) 99666-1411
Entrance: see the venue for details

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