Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Ya ‘Ya High-Fi rains down another Tuesday night of vinyl adventures with DJ Marcelinho da Lua on the turntables spinning jazz, samba, swing, funk and rare groove.
Da Lu’s vinyl collection has been lovingly pieced together from his travels around the globe and acquired through record stores, bookstores, sidewalks, friendships and professional trades. He told The Rio Times, “I decided to throw this party in order to share my collection that has been built over the last twenty years. It’s a tribute to the guys who ‘dig’ for music, because searching for vinyl is a devotion, a bible with faithful disciples.” Marcelinho, we salute you.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Lapa)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at his new home, Leviano in Lapa. 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.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hrs of free caipirinhas, live samba plus house and hip-hop djs. The perfect mix of locals and travelers at one of the best venues Rio has to offer. Come see why this new event is taking Rio by storm!
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Mofo is a great live music venue located in the heart of the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Come get your dose of Brazilian samba, live MPB or choro.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of these 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 – 11:30PM
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 with 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 margaritas — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV.
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 drinks.
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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