Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Check out Barzinho, a cozy new hangout with colorful and chic decor, conveniently located at the heart of Lapa, making it an ideal place to meet for a few beers after work to wind down or kick off the night. Barzinho is the newest addition to the nightlife by Fabio Batistella and Rodrigo Pena, who also run popular Meza bar/lounge in Humaitá, so fans of the latter should definitely try the new venue. The program of this unique place includes guest DJs, stand up comedy, theatrical sketches and more, creating a hip and laid-back atmosphere.
Enjoy their tasty menu, which features classic petiscos with a new twist, such as fried chicken coated with parmesan accompanied by catupiry cream or just chill with a well earned beer or caipirinha after a tiring work day, while checking out their artful decorations.
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
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is the newest addition to the collection of great venues, along with Meza Bar in Humaitá. Guest DJs will be laying down the tunes each week.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: Check with venue
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
Buteco do Bruno (Lapa)
Friends and family gather at this unique Lapa venue, simulating the favellas of Rio to play mpb music at its best.
Favellas – 11:30PM
Rua Mem de Sá, 59 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-0580
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
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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