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

Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa Rosa’s Blueszêra moves to a Tuesday night for delicious food and blues. The Yellow Submarine DJs will be upstairs if you want a change of pace.


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

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

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


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

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


Blueszêra (Laranjeiras)
Clube do Blues kicks it delta-style while the chef prepares a special tasting menu. Tonight with Blues Etílicos and Yellow Submarine on the second floor.
Casa Rosa – 6:30PM
Rua Alice, 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 3079-0550
Entrance: R$8 without dinner

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and 20 percent off Entree plates for lunch and dinner until 7:00PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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