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.

Jazz’n’Beer Sessions @ Espaço Lapa Café (Lapa) – For all jazz lovers out there, come and see a spellbinding tribute to one of the greatest musicians in the history of the genre, Charlie Parker.

You’ll be able to see special guest saxophonist Tino Junior joining the top-notch house band for one night only, housed in one of the great bohemian venues of Lapa.

Tickets are R$40 with your first chope included in the price and the night starts at 7 PM.

Jazz’n’Beer Sessions – Avenida Gomes Freire, 453/457 – Lapa

For more information, head to the event page.

Duo Fantini @ Sala Cecília Meireles (Lapa) – A unique night of carioca classical music is in store for anyone attending the Sala Cecília Meireles tonight, as the siblings Duo Fantini (Bernardo Fantini on the viola and Luciana Fantini on the piano) present works from some top Brazilian composers.

You will hear beautiful pieces by César Guerra-Peixe, Henrique de Curitiba, Ernani Aguiar, Cláudio Santoro, and Radamés Gnatalli.

Tickets are between R$5-R$10 and the night starts at 8 PM.

Duo Fantini – Largo da Lapa, 47 – Lapa

For more information, head to the event page.

Coffee Shop Boys @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – It’s reggae time at Ganjah Lapa where you can catch the Coffee Shop Boys tonight serving up their concoction of reggae and jazz-infused instrumental music.

Tonight the six-piece are joined by talented instrumentalist Victor Bhing, who will be playing danceable sounds inspired by masters such as Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander, Bob Marley, and Luiz Melodia.

Coffee Shop Boys – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

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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