Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Check out Barzinho, a cozy hangout with colorful and chic decor, conveniently located in 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 was opened by Fabio Batistella and Rodrigo Pena, who also run popular Meza bar and lounge in Humaitá. Any fans of the latter should definitely try the new venue.
Enjoy their tasty menu, which features classic petisco snacks with a new twist, such as fried chicken coated with parmesan accompanied by catupiry cream cheese. Or you can chill-out with a well-earned beer or caipirinha after a tiring work day, while checking out their arty decorations.
Festa Topo (Copacabana)
If you have not checked out the newest addition to Rio’s club scene, you are missing out on a experience. Cave Club is going off tonight with their incredible revamped space, amazing lighting system and killer sound. DJs Luiz and Guid welcome DJ João Fernando as they play everyone’s favorite hits to sing along to, including the Strokes, Lulu Santos and Coolio.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$15 until 11PM, R$30 after
In honor of the space’s former function as a jazz bar, Tuesdays are jazz night at Studio RJ. Tonight internationally known Brazilian saxophonist, Leo Gandelman will play.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$60 otherwise
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of the 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 – 11:30 PM
Rua do Teatro 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has become a new staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
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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
Avenida Atlântica 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 London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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