The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs


Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Ya ‘Ya High-Fi rains down another Tuesday night of vinyl adventures with DJ Marcelinho da Lua on the turntables spinning jazz, samba, swing, funk and rare groove.

Da Lu’s vinyl collection has been lovingly pieced together from his travels around the globe and acquired through record stores, bookstores, sidewalks, friendships and professional trades. He told The Rio Times, “I decided to throw this party in order to share my collection that has been built over the last twenty years. It’s a tribute to the guys who ‘dig’ for music, because searching for vinyl is a devotion, a bible with faithful disciples.” Marcelinho, we salute you.


Ya’Ya High Fi (Lapa)
DJ Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at new home, Barzinho in Lapa. Naturally, vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Expect classic hits and little-known gems from a rich variety of genres.
Barzinho – 7 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$5

Blues Night at Barzin (Ipanema)
A sophisticated atmosphere, impeccable service and diversity of drinks make for the perfect place to liven up the night. Tuesday sees blues night at Barzin, in the heart of Ipanema.
Barzin – 10PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$25 before midnight

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Mofo (Lapa)
Mofo bar is a great live venue located in the heart of bohemian Lapa and the perfect place to get your dose of Brazilian live samba, 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

Fanfarrada (Lapa)
A mini orchestra, formed from members of Cordão do Boitatá, Rio Maracatu and Songoro Cosongo, get together every Tuesday night to light up the Leviano dancefloor, with a repertoire including Astor Piazzolla, Hugo Fatorrusso, Perez Prado and Zequinha de Abreu.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15


Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Featuring all that is great about America, good beers, great homesty;e food and a friendly atmosphere reigns at Gringo Café. Enjoy mac n’ cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Café – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live U.S. 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 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
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
The Irish pub on Copacabana’s Avenida Atlântica is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap and a lively atmosphere.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3056B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go. Trendy decor and mixed clientele, plus London Pride and Heineken on draft, make for a great night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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