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LIVE MUSIC

Rio Scenarium

For the second time, Rio Scenarium was voted by the magazine Veja Rio as the best live music venue in town and is one of the best 10 bars in the world according to the “The Guardian” from England. From Tuesdays to Thurdays the only rhythm to be heard in Rio Scenarium is of genuine Brazilian music. On Fridays and Saturdays there are always three bands on the main stage.

Location:
Rua do Lavradio, 20- Rio de Janeiro –Lapa
Tel: 21 3147-9005
Web Site: http://www.rioscenarium.com.br/



 

Carioca da Gema

Old charming villa turned into one of the best live music bars in Rio de Janeiro’s old Lapa district. Good snacks and drinks, excellent atmosphere with samba and chorro music. And of course: dancing.

Location:
Rua Mem de Sá, 79, A Lapa
Tel: +55 (21) 2221-0043
Web site: http://barcariocadagema.com.br/bar.htm

Directions: Take the BUS 014 CASTELO close to BAR DO GOMES OR from Largo dos Guimarães (in front of the cinema) take the BUSES 006, 007 or 014 and get off at RUA DO RIACHUELO further down the hill at the first set of traffic lights. Head to your right one block , turn left on Rua do Lavradio and then turn left on Avenida Mem de Sá. The bar is on the first block.

 


 

Democráticos

A beautiful building in Lapa wich houses one of the more popular dancing places in town. Some food, but don’t plan to eat here. Gets crowded around 1 am, great place to get some serious couple dancing done.

Location: Rua Riachuelo, 91 – Centro
Tel: +55 (21) 2252-4611

Web site: http://barcariocadagema.com.br/bar.htm

Directions: Take the BUS 014 CASTELO close to BAR DO GOMES OR from Largo dos Guimarães (in front of the cinema) take the BUSES 006, 007 or 014 and get off at RUA DO RIACHUELO further down the hill at the first set of traffic lights. Head to your left two blocks.

 


 

Baronneti

A contemporary nightclub that follows Brazilian and international trends.

Location:
Rua Barão da Torre, 354, Ipanema
Tel: +55 (21) 2247-9100

Web site: http://www.baronneti.com.br/

Directions:
- Take the BUS 014 CASTELO close to BAR DO GOMES OR from Largo dos Guimarães (in front of the cinema) take the BUSES 006, 007 or 014 and get off at RUA DO RIACHUELO further down the hill at the first set of traffic lights. Head to your right to take the BUS 464 LEBLON.

- Take the BUS 014 CASTELO close to BAR DO GOMES OR from Largo dos Guimarães (in front of the cinema) take the BUSES 006 or 014 and get off at the CARIOCA METRO STATION. From there, take the METRO towards the South Zone and get off in Ipanema, the last metro stop.


FUNDIÇĀO PROGRESSO

In a historical building that used to be a foundry is currently housed a cultural center that has many ambiences where rehearsals, parties, filming, lectures, corporate events and shows take place.

It is famous for its music events during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, like the Carnival “Blocos” Contest, where the famoust street samba groups play for a big audience that are there to elect the Best Bloco of Rio!

During the year international shows are also part of the schedule. It has hosted names such Franz Ferdinand, Motorhead (famous Rock Band) and Marlyn Manson.

Location:
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Centro, Rio de Janeiro

Tel:
2220 5070

Web site: http://www.fundicaoprogresso.com.br


CIRCO VOADOR

Circo Voador had his first address at Arpoador beach in Ipanema. In January 1982, a blue and white canvas was first raised, hosting a huge wave of new artists seeking for an opportunity to show their works. Today acclaimed Brazilian POP bands started performing there.

Keeping the tradition it still hosts the new generation of local Brazilian bands and also international ones. If you are looking for good music program in Lapa you will find there updated everyweek.

Locations:
Rua dos Arcos s/n Lapa

Tel:
2533-0354

Web site: http://www.circovoador.com.br

 



Trapiche Gamboa

The charming Trapiche Gamboa was opened in Gamboa, the neighborhood considered as the birth place of samba. Famous samba and choro’s (“cry” or “lament”, traditionally called chorinho ,”little cry” or “little lament”, a Brazilian popular music instrumental style) singers like Pichinguinha were frequent faces at the area. One of the best places to hear a traditional “roda de samba” (expression used when samba musician gather together to play samba). For sure this is one of the most beautiful houses for samba in Rio.

Location:
Sacadura Cabral 155, Saúde

Tel:
2233-9276

Website: www.trapichegamboa.com