Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tuesday night is the night for Mini Menos, brought to you by bar master Sandra Mendes, featuring local guest DJs and residents Rafael RM2 and Gustavo Tata. This Tuesday night staple has become well known for providing people with a proper hangover for the Wednesday work day. Located in the heart of Humaitá, this charming venue sports a killer dinner menu, in the style of tapas plates as well as a very unique drink menu. Special concoctions are done up on a daily basis to make this bar stand out amongst the rest.
Musically you can expect to hear only the best as two of Rio’s finest DJs explore the realm of house, disco, tech, funk and pretty much anything under the sun. Local and out of town talent is always present as guests stop by on a weekly basis. Catch a happy hour special and hang out for the madness that ensues.
Ya ‘Ya High Fi (Arpoador)
Dj Marcelinho da Lua keeps things real at this weekly vinyl only party at Studio RJ. Everyone knows that vinyl is king and therefore must be heard loud and direct. Come hear classic hits from a variety of genres played well.
Studio RJ – 12PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free until midnight, R$15 after with guest list
Mini Menos (Humaitá)
DJs Rafael Rm2 and Gustavo Tata continue to provide the best of your Tuesday dose of Doiz. Great music selections by two pros, if you haven’t been to Doiz yet, then you are missing a real treat. A nice blend of bar/restaurant and lounge, this new hotspot is quickly getting rave reviews. With incredibly creative drinks, Doiz is a great way to wind the weekend down or start the week up.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 2179-6620
Salsa Cafe (Lapa)
The Latin pop band led by drummer Skinny Red Baron is back. The group will perform a repertoire of reinterpretations of classic pop rock with Latin flavor.
Lapa Cafe – 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457, Centro – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Samba na Véia (Lapa)
This group rescues samba and bossa from the sixties and seventies through to today with samba and rock sambalanço animating the track.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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 (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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