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.

Xote do Teles (Centro) – Arco do Telos is one of the most historical nightlife areas in the city, and tonight there will be a performance by Cordel Negro. Cordel Negro are a band of musicians who are intent on creating a new sound, descended from the African rhythms and traditional melodies of Brazil’s past, but also brought right up to date.

This free event will trace the roots of Brazilian music with songs that journey through varying genres such as samba, choro, forró and carimbó. Things should get started at around 9PM. For those who want to learn a bit of forró dancing, there will be a class open at 8PM with the instructor João Gabriel Caldeira Pires from the group Forró New Roots.

The drinks offers for the night are a bucket of five Devassa Puro Malte for R$40, and Antártica and Brahma at R$10 per bottle. The organizers suggest the following voluntary contributions in order to keep this night sustainable: R$5 minimum, R$10 fair, and R$20 for those who are feeling generous.

Xote do Teles – Travessa do Comércio, Praça XV – Centro

For more information, visit the event page.

Mundo Lingo @ Jungle Garden Pub (Ipanema) – This Tuesday is the second meeting of Mundo Lingo. They call themselves a ‘huge community of locals and internationals that meet every week to chat, meet new people, and practice speaking other languages.’

‘There will be flag stickers from over 150 countries and regions. Your native language goes at the top. The rest follow below in order or ability towards the weakest at the bottom. It’s open to all nationalities and languages and you can talk about anything you like. You don´t have to be an advanced speaker, or even speak a second language – its for all levels!’

Happy Hour is from 7-9PM with a two-for-one offer on caipirinhas. This event is free and starts at 7PM.

Mundo Lingo – Rua Martins Ferreira 48 – Botafogo

For more information, go to the event page.

1º Festival Ganjah @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – The 1st Ganjah Festival continues to celebrate the three-year anniversary of one of the hippest spaces in the city, bringing together plenty of live performances, DJs, and much more!

This night will feature music from a huge line-up, including Terrácido, Deejay Julião, Gustavo Tata, Igor/Davi Vath, Mateus Tuk, Renato Bastos, Serpa/Vidal, and Martin de Leon.

Tickets are between R$10-R$20 and doors will open at 4:20 PM.

1º Festival Ganjah – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

For more information, visit 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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