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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rio Scenarium, a restaurant of eclectic variety and antiquity, is your Tuesday night pick. Marcos Ariel’s Tigers & Lapa will be hosting a night of total relaxation. The group is led by a flautist, pianist, composer and arranger, and Ariel’s own compositions blend with classic Pixies and Tom Jobim, providing quite the performance for those who are looking for something different.


Sundae Tracks (Botafogo)
Why is Sundae happening on Tuesday? Because it’s the night before a holiday (Wednesday’s Aparecida Day). Melvin Fleming, who cut his teeth at Casa de Matriz’s Loud! and Back to the 90s parties, is in command, and that’s all that matters.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 with lista amiga until midnight, R$20 after midnight, R$28 with no list

Hit Me (Botafogo)
Another night-before-day-off special with the best in pop, rock, electro, and hip-hop c/o the Sex Tape DJs and Caio Loki from Pop Up.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: With lista amiga R$20 before 1AM and R$25 after / otherwise R$25 before 1AM and R$30 after

Terças Del Mar (Copacabana)
Comedy and zouk with a beautiful view of Copacabana beach and two-for-one beers from 10-11PM.
Café Del Mar – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 7857-8681
Entrance: R$30 Men, R$20 Women


Paulão e o grupo Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Passing through various Brazilian styles with ease. Expect to hear polka, baiao, frevo, maxixe and works from masters like Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha and Sivuca.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$21

Boemia Carioca (Lapa)
Samba, roots, and choro kick off the week with a healthy string of classics in the repertoire.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: Unavailable at press time

Roda de Samba e Jongo with Grupo Razões Africanas (Praça Mauá)
Delve into the African roots of samba with this Tuesday night roda.
Trapiche Gamboa – 7:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 155, Praça Mauá – Tel: (21) 2516-0816
Entrance: R$16

Orquestra Lunar (Centro Antigo)
Born in 2005 from many nights of dancing in Lapa, the ten-women ensemble is famous for its vibrant dance performances amidst a genuinely Brazilian repertoire. 3 Valetes opens at 7PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM & 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Centro Antigo – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$20

Forró Forrado (Centro)
Live forró mixed with sertanejo universitário, zouk, and samba de raíz during the breaks. Free dance lessons from 6-7PM.
Passeio Dance – 6PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Men R$15, Women R$10

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


Blue Agave (Ipanema)
The best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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