Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rio Scenarium is known worldwide as one of Rio’s premier live venues. Rio Scenarium owes its success to great live Brazilian music and one of the most unusual and attractive ambiences in Rio de Janeiro. The laidback bar and live music stage attracts a mix of locals and foreigners.
Situated in Lapa, the bohemian downtown neighborhood, Rio Scenarium stands out among Rio de Janeiro bars, as it helped inspire renovations in Lapa, which is filled with a strong musical nightlife tradition dating back to the first half of the 20th century.
The music at Rio Scenarium is truly Brazilian. Bands return on a regular basis, and some favorites like Velha Guarda de Vila Isabel bring even larger crowds than usual. Tonight, Dorina will release her “Samba de Fe” DVD.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador)
DJ Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at Studio RJ. Everyone knows that vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres played well.
Studio RJ – 12PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free until midnight, R$10 after with guest list
Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
A sophisticated atmosphere, impeccable service, unique diversity of drinks, the perfect place to liven up the night. Tuesday nights are blues nights at Barzin, so come enjoy some smooth sounds in the heart of Ipanema.
Barzin – 10PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Terca de Bamba com Dorina (Lapa)
Come experience a true roda da samba with Dorina at one of Rio’s most popular live samba venues, Rio Scenarium. Tonight she will be releasing her new DVD, “Samba de Fe”.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of the instruments typical of the soul of Rio, the Brazilian percussion. Bernardo Aguiar and Gabriel Policarpo will be put side by side with the virtuosity of the spike extrapolating their regional origins.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30 PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
PUBS & BARS:
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. Catch all your favorite NFL programming here.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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