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.

Amigos da Onça convida Heavy Baile @ HUB RJ (Santo Cristo) – This is another classic Carnival warm-up party. There will be plenty of fun and mayhem from the ‘bloco’ (street party) Bloco Amigos da Onça, followed by some heavy partying courtesy of Heavy Baile, plus DJ sets from DJ Tamy Reis and DJ So Lyma.

Food and beverages will be available on site, including vegan and veggie options: providers include Poderosa na Chapa, Ki Delicia Pasteis, and Pizzamba.

Tickets are between R$15 – R$40 and the night gets going at 8PM.

Amigos da Onça convida Heavy Baile – Avenida Professor Pereira Reis, 50 – Santo Cristo

For more information, try the event page.

Canta Canta Minha Gente @ Rio Scenarium (Lapa) – A ‘roda da samba’ (samba circle) among friends, a tasty snack and a very cold bottle of beer! This is the proposal of ‘Boteco Scenarium,’ a meeting between lovers of music and Rio’s bohemia.

Every Tuesday in February, Raoni and Dandara, grandchildren of Martinho da Vila, pay homage to eighty years of their grandfather’s music, with the show ‘Canta, canta, minha gente.’ In this show, the grandchildren of the musician take the audience on a journey through the work of the singer and composer, singing some of the songs that made their grandfather’s name, including ‘Disritmia,’ ‘Ex-amor,’ ‘Casa de Bamba,’ ‘Madalena,’ among others.

Tickets are between R$20-R$35 and the doors open at 7PM.

Canta Canta Minha Gente – Rua Lavradio 20 – Lapa

For more information, head to the event page.

Vamo E.T @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – This will be another pre-Carnival party hosted at Ganjah Lapa. Bloco ‘Vamo ET’ are a collection of musicians and ‘crazy people’ who have been celebrating Carnival in their own unique way for ten years now.

They have their own songs composed by people such as Bibo Bassini, Cae Mancini and Bruno Tuareg, while also playing parodies and intergalactic versions of popular classics.

Entrance is R$10 and the night should start at around 9PM.

Vamo E.T – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

For more information, check out 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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