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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – For a live forró mixed with sertanejo universitário, zouk and samba de raíz during the breaks. The best part about this Tuesday night is that Passeio Dance offers free dance lesson from 6-7PM, so put on your dancing shoes!


Léo Gandelman (Arpoador)
In honor of the space’s former function as a jazz bar, Tuesdays are jazz night at Studio RJ. Tonight is the internationally known Brazilian saxophonist.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise

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

Bem Brasil (Leblon)
A roda de samba with Bom Batuque and DJ Andrew Gracie from Radio Transamérica between sets, plus free caipirinhas from 10PM to midnight.
Melt – 10PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: Men R$25 on list before midnight / R$40 after or without, Women R$15 on list before midnight / R$20 after or without


Leila Maria (Lapa)
Sweet voice, the singer shows standard repertoire of bossa nova and jazz. At her side will be Tomás Improta (piano), Rodrigo Ferreira (bass), Chico Costa (sax) and Lucio Vieira (drums), who form the band Bandoo.
Multifocal Area
Multifocal Area, 18, Lapa
Entrance: Unavailable at press time

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

Forró Forrado (Centro)
Live forró mixed with sertanejo universitário, zouk, and samba de raíz during the breaks. Free dance lesson 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


Far Up (Botafogo)
One of the best local spots in Botafogo giving people a chance to put on their own performance. Show your talents at Far Up’s Karaoke night.
Rua Vol da Pátria, 448 – Tel: (21) 2286-2614

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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