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Matriz Live SessionsTuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz has resumed presenting weekly live rock ‘n’ roll in Botafogo on Tuesday nights with ‘Matriz Live Sessions.’

The weekly events, originally one of the first musical programs held at Casa da Matriz, were revived to showcase today’s up-and-coming rock bands whilst simultaneously providing tuesdays, which have never been a particularly popular party night, with something to get excited about.

With their multi-room layout, old-school arcade games, and small classic junk shop, this shabby-chic venue has the look and feel of a great house party. The reinvigorated live music policy promises to bring some killer shows to Botafogo.


Matriz Live Sessions (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz, one of the oldest and best known music venues in Rio, is again presenting live rock’n’roll on Tuesdays. The shows have returned to help you discover new bands and to injecta little more partying into your week.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
Tuesday nights are all about the blues at Ipanema’s Barzin. The venue with it’s 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
Entrance: R$25 before midnight

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Jazz de Portas Abertas (Lapa)
Jazz de Portas Abertas is a free event at Leviano bar in Lapa that every week welcomes great new and talented musicians.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Free

Grupo Semente (Lapa)
Tonight Grupo Semente and singer Bruno Cunha will present the best of their songs beginning at 11PM at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23


Espaço Ox (Leme)
Today, the Leme lounge and restaurant, Espaço Ox, hosts the event ‘Splash’ from 2PM to 10PM. ‘Splash’ is a weekly Sunday party created by Polly Simões and Gustavo that returns – after taking a short break- today to celebrate the beautiful autumn days in Rio. DJs Pedro Piu and Ricardo Estrella, along with resident DJ Gustavo Tata, will spin as sushi and delicious drinks can be purchased and enjoyed while watching the sun set from the shore of Leme beach.
Espaço Ox – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
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 on TV.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: R$20

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