Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – In celebration of The World Cup and the approaching Winter season, Copacabana’s popular club Fosfobox hosts the Dobradinha event tonight. DJs will spin the best of pop from the 70s, 80s, 90s as well as pop-funk, techno, funk and more. Vezpa pizzas will be distributed to those waiting in the line outside as well as shots of Santa Dose.
FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana)
From June 12th through July 13th, Copacabana beach will be home to the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 World Cup games. The 31,000 m² area on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier, will house a large screen to view the matches live and a stage for entertainers that, during the tournament, will include; Sorriso Maroto, Dudu Nobre, Arlindo Cruz, Anitta, Sandra de Sá, Bom Gosto, Suvaco de Cristo, Cordão da Bola Preta, Fogo e Paixão, Bloco Brasil, Empolga às Nove, Blitz. All 64 matches of the World Cup will be shown live, with the exception of simultaneous games, when one match will be broadcast later. On Brazilian match days a second 50m² screen will be added . Each game day, the area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier will open two hours before the first match of the day and always close at 10PM. Capacity for the area is 20,000. Entry is free and entrance will be granted according to order of arrival.
FIFA Fan Fest – 11AM
Praia Copacabana, The beach area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier
The Dobradinha event brings pop, rock, funk and more to Copacabana’s Fosfobox club tonight.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hours of free caipirinhas, plus live samba and house DJs, equals a great night out for locals and travelers alike. It’s a weekly opportunity to mix and mingle in one of the chicest venues in Rio.
00 – 10 pm
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
Matriz Live Sessions with Ganeshas and Amsteradio (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest and most well known music venues in Rio, is again presenting live rock’n’roll on Tuesday nights. Tonight the bands, Ganeshas and Amsterádio will begin playing at 9PM.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
Tuesday nights are all about blues at Ipanema’s Barzin. The venue with its sophisticated atmosphere, great service and variety of drinks is the perfect place to relax and soak up the smooth and soulful sounds of the blues.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Tomaz Miranda and Grupo Semente (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa, Tomaz Miranda will start the night at 9PM with the well known Grupo Semente following at 11PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Carla Gomes and Samba da Arruda (Centro)
At 7:30 PM singer Carla Gomes gets things started with MPB and performances of her original compositions from her soon-to-be-released album. The group Samba da Arruda will follow at 10:30 PM with its nine members delivering lively samba through their powerful drumming.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
Jazz Leviano with Folakemi Quinteto (Lapa)
Tuesday nights are all about jazz at Lapa’s Leviano bar and tonight the venue hosts very special guest, English singer Folakemi. She will sing jazz, soul, blues and reggae tonight, accompanied by her quintet.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
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Language exchange – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s Portuguese/English language exchange night at the Lapa Irish Pub. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired up with native Portuguese speakers at tables. The pairs will then speak English for five minutes followed by Portuguese for five minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner. It’s both fun and educational and the R$10 entrance cost includes free food. A session of live Irish music will follow the exchange. Additionally during the World Cup, the pub will shows games live on its screens.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221.7236
The Clover Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Go to Copacabana’s The Clover to 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 is well known for its live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one Chopps.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Blue Agave (Copacabna)
Check out Blue Agave for some of the best Mexican food and the best margaritas in Rio. They also play live American and European sports.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally during the World Cup, Mab’s will be showing the games live on 50” TVs.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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