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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick : Rio is in for a real treat as the 2012 Rio Music Conference continues its show of talent with Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Germany’s Solomun throwing down along with local talent at the Marina Da Gloria.

*List of featured Blocos in Rio during Carnival season

Carmelitas (Santa Teresa)
Bloco Party: Carmelitas – 10AM
Follow Rua Dias de Barros until Lgo do Curvelo – Santa Teresa

Empurra que Pega (Leblon)
Bloco Party: Empurra que Pega – 10AM
Av. Delfim Moreira – Leblon

Entorta, Mas Não Cai (Barra da Tijuca)
Bloco Party: Encorta, Mas Não Cai – 5PM
Av. Lucio Costa (in between posto 5 and 6) – Barra da Tijuca


Rio Music Conference (Gloria)
The Rio Music Conference is now in its third year, providing incredible international and national talent. Among the heavy hitters performing this year, Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Germany’s DJ Solomun will be playing along with local talent Leo Janeiro and more.
Marina da Glória – 10PM
Av. Infante Don Henrique s/n Tel: (21) 2220-9260
Entrance: Tickets range from R$90 to R$180

Dobradinha (Copacabana)
Electro shake. Special summer edition hits hard.
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without


Gabinete (Lapa)
On the last day of Carnival, the group Batuque na Cozinha close off the festivities with a night in honor of the classic sound of Rio Samba.
Gabinete – 11:30PM
Rua do Senado, 53 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-0822
Entrance: R$35

Bip Bip (Copacabana)
Bip Bip ownes its fame to an outstanding musical program. Sunday nights are the best evenings to catch some great samba or pagode. It’s not unusual to see some Brazilian greats such as Beth Carvalho, Nelson Sargento, Walter Alfaiate, and others come out to sing and play.
Bip Bip
Rua Alm Gonçalves, 50 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
Entrance: Free

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bars, Clubs


Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Blue Agave
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Caroline Café (Lagoa)
A mix of casual chic Village with the sunset at Dois Irmãos (two brothers), premised the idea of merging the modern with the cool of Soho artsy Botanical Garden and the other of stirring things up with the hubbub of the Stone Street in Buzios. Hence was born Caroline Café. Most well known pub in Jardim Botânico.
Caroline Café
Rua J.J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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