Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz has returned to one of their first musical programs since opening years back, introducing weekly live rock n’ roll in Botafogo. The format was created with the goal of making upcoming rock bands more accessible and giving Tuesdays, a night not famous for late-night partying, some much-needed kick.
Tonight’s line-up include Uchitel Truda, a Russian band who began as an early punk and 80s fusion outfit , earning them a herd of followers across the globe. They will be joined by Honor Ferox, a Brazilian band born in Rio de Janeiro. No religious ties or messages, just philosophy and a heavy focus on beer. Enjoy your Tuesday nights, don’t squander them!
Matriz Sessions (Botafogo)
Live rock ‘n roll every Tuesday night in Botafogo? Thats right, even Tuesday can be a fun day as this popular go-to venue spices things up during the week with live bands.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Bem Brasil- The Rio Hostels Party (Gávea)
Two hours of free caipirinhas, live samba plus house and hip-hop DJs. The perfect mix of locals and travelers at one of the best venues Rio has to offer. Come see why this new event is taking Rio by storm!
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 7896-3242
Entrance: R$25 before midnight
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
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
PUBS & BARS:
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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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