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.

Aos Novos Compositores @ Beco do Rato (Lapa) – This cultural project for new composers is an evening where sambistas can present previously unpublished work of their own. This is an exciting evening of live music from some of the best young samba composers in the city.

It takes place twice per month, always on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. And the event aims to support the local samba music scene by showing works by composers who are not (yet) big samba stars.

The event is free entry and it usually begins at 7PM.

Aos Novos Compositores – Rua Joaquim Silva – Lapa

For more information, check out the event page.

Festa Bem Brasil @ Barzin (Ipanema) – The most traditional ‘carioca’ party on a Tuesday brings live samba with the biggest hits from around the world in a party for those who still want to live up the weekend.

Marcelo Cebukin will be playing live saxophone, while DJ Haron Dufau will be spinning an eclectic set of hip hop, house, reggaeton and funk.

Tickets are between R$20-R$50 and there are double caipirinhas on offer until 1AM. The evening begins 11PM and won’t finish until 4:30 AM. This is the perfect place to keep the weekend spirit going well into the week.

Festa Bem Brasil – Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema

For information, go to the event page.

Lapa Irish Session @ Lapa Irish pub (Lapa) – All those interested in traditional Irish music (with any level of skill) are welcome to take part in the Lapa Irish Session which takes place every Tuesday at Lapa Irish Pub.

The Lapa Irish Pub is a great place to relax with friends and have a beer. Just be prepared to abide by a few rules for the night: Only sit at the musicians’ table if you have to; usually the more experienced musicians play the tunes, and will invite other musicians to start at their discretion; if playing any accompaniment, do not play too loud! Do not speak to the musicians while they are playing; ask before recording the session; Never touch another person’s instrument without permission! Feel free to sing the chorus in a drinking song, but during a capella songs, it is the rule for the audience to remain silence.

If in doubt speak with the band: Fernanda Esteves, Daniel Xavier, Hugo Pansini and Daniel Nicolato, or the very helpful manager of the pub, Suellen. This evening is free entry and usually begins at around 8:30PM.

Lapa Irish Session – Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa

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 hispters. Comuna is famous for its homemade burgers and variety of beer labels.
Comuna – 7PM
Rua Sorocaba, 582 – Tel: (21) 3579-6175
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Located just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave in Ipanema is well known for great Mexican food, drinks, and for broadcasting live sports. Additionally, most of the wait staff and crowd speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Dida Bar e Restaurante (Tijuca)
Specialized in Afro-Brazilian and African food, Bar da Dida is a great option for authentic, soulful food one cannot find in any corner. Make sure to try one of its finger food that have already participated in the “Comida di Boteco” contest.
Bar da Dida – 12PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 408 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2504-0841
Entrance: Free

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