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.

Terça de Raiz @ Arco do Teles (Centro) – This Tuesday join Samba de Raiz for a traditional “roda da samba” (samba circle) in the city center, featuring Grupo Samba Chegou and Thiago Torres.

From 5-7 PM it’s happy hour, where you can enjoy two-for-one caipirinhas or a bucket of five Brahmas for R$30.

This free event begins at 5 PM.

Terça de Raiz – Rua Mercado, 21 – Centro

For more information, head to the event page.

Chiara Civello @ Theatro NET Rio (Copacabana) – Experience a live performance from one of Italy’s most dynamic voices, Chiara Civello.

As well as her worldwide acclaim, Civello has a special connection with Brazil, and she is sure to perform songs from Problemas, made with Ana Carolina and Dudu Falcão, as well as some of the great classics of Italian music that Civello has recorded with Brazilian legends such as Gilberto Gil and Chico Buarque.

Tickets are between R$50 – R$100 and the night starts at 9 PM.

Chiara Civello – Rua Siqueira Campos, Nº 143, 2º Piso – Copacabana

For more information, try the event page.

Esquentadinha Despretensiosa @ Comuna (Botafogo) – To hear the latest from Rio’s electronic music scene, why not head down to Comuna in Botafogo for a double bill of DJs.

Get down to the sounds of Te Amo Te Odeio followed by Fabio Heinz.

What’s more, this event is free entry, and the music starts at 8 PM.

Esquentadinha Despretensiosa – Rua Sorocaba 585 – Botafogo

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

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 it well worth the trip.
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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