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.

Aniversário do Thiago @ Beco do Rato (Lapa) – Celebrate the birthday of one of Beco do Rato’s favorite musicians, Thiago! With plenty of musical guests.

You can expect to hear from a wide range of some of the best sambistas in the city, including Anderson do Molejo, Ane Lopes, Cosme Calmon, Débora Cruz, Deborah Vasconcellos, Família Macabu, Fred Camacho, Jorge André, Juninho Thybau, Lelê, Mauro Diniz, Paulo Henrique Mocidade, Renato Milagres, Sombrinha, Thaís Macedo, and Thiago Testa.

Tickets are between R$15-R$20 and the night begins at 8 PM.

Aniversário do Thiago – Rua Joaquim Silva 11 – Lapa

For more information, check the event page.

Robert Glasper @ Theatro Municipal (Centro) – See new jazz superstar Robert Glasper light up the stage of the illustrious Theatro Municipal tonight.

Grammy-Award-Winning Glasper will be playing with his trio who incorporate the vocoder and electronic production of the late seventies, reminiscent of Herbie Hancock. You’ll also catch special support set from DJ Shadow.

The music starts at 8 PM and tickets are available from R$50.

Robert Glasper – Praça Marechal Floriano – Centro

For more information, consult the event page.

Bandanna Blues @ Teatro Rival Petrobras (Centro) – Blues fans rejoice as two live blues bands will be playing tonight at Teatro Rival Petrobras for the price of one concert, as both Bandanna Blues and Indiana Blue will be bringing a taste of Mississippi to the Cidade Maravilhosa.

Indiana Blue, a power trio from Rio, will be bringing a mixture of blues rock influenced by American artists such as John Lee Hooker and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as Brazilian rockers such as Raul Seixas. Bandanna Blues, another carioca band, mix the blues, rock, and rockabilly in their famously energetic shows.

Tickets are between R$20 – R$40 and the night begins at 7:30 PM.

Bandanna Blues – Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33 / 37 – Centro

For more information, head 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 – (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 – 12 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 – (21) 99666-1411
Entrance: see the venue for details

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