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.

Samba pra São Jorge! @ Dida Bar e Restaurante (Praca da Bandeira) – Come and experience some live samba on this very special day – as all sambistas honor their patron saint, São Jorge.

Where better to celebrate than the family-run and super-welcoming atmosphere of Dida Bar e Restaurante. Everyone will be singing along, dancing, and taking turns to play, while the homemade Afro-Brazilian food alone is worth the journey. Also, be sure to enjoy their special offer of two-for-one caipirinhas all day and night.

This event begins at 4PM and a suggested donation of R$5 is encouraged.

Samba pra São Jorge! – Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Praca da Bandeira

For more information, try the event page.

Hamilton de Holanda @ Sesc (Copacabana) – Today is also the national day of choro – a Brazilian genre of music similar to samba. If you’re looking to hear an example of this musical style, or you’re already a fan, then acclaimed bandolinist Hamilton de Holanda will be paying tribute to legendary choro composer Jacob do Bandolim at Sesc in Copacabana.

To celebrate the hundredth birthday of Jacob do Bandolim, Hamilton de Holanda has released a four-disc compilation album of choro, from which he’ll be playing along with his band in what is sure to be a magical evening of Brazilian music.

Tickets are between R$7.50-R$30 and the evening begins at 8PM.

Hamilton de Holanda – 160 Rua Domingos Ferreira – Copacabana

For more information, head to the event page.

Festa Erasmus @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – Caipirinha, samba and lots of dancing are all guaranteed at this special São Jorge edition of Erasmus, the party for exchange students and backpackers in Copacabana.

Have a go at learning how to samba with free classes from Plácido Leite and Ana Calado, or simply show off your moves to the others while DJ Bruno Lima and DJ Letto provide the tunes.

Tickets are between R$10-R$30 with exchange students getting in free before midnight, and the night officially opens at 9PM.

Festa Erasmus – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

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

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 – 12 pm
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2504-0841
Entrance: Free

Shake Speakeasy Bar (Centro)
Run by 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 ambience and competitively-priced drinks make it well-worth the trip.
Shake Speakeasy Bar – 5PM – 11PM (closed on weekends)
Rua São José 35. Mezanino Terminal Menezes Côrtes.loja 230/231 – Centro – (21) 99666-1411
Entrance: See venue for details

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