Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barzin in Ipanema is now home to the blues every Tuesday evening in the live music lounge, Laje, located on the third floor of the building. Just a few steps away from Ipanema beach, this swanky all-in-one venue offers a varied menu along with some inventive cocktails and ice-cold beer.
The upstairs lounge features live blues with a four-corner sound system and plenty of space to dance, socialize, or just kick back and enjoy the music. Guests include the Ipanema Blues Band, plus many local and out-of-town guests. DJ Christian Lobo fills in during the intervals.
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 great music in the heart of Ipanema.
Barzin – 10PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
2 hours 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 – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Mofos is a great live 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:
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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.
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
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7236
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