• Theatro Municipal Grande dame of a theater that showcases some of Rio's best performing arts.
  • Clube Manouche Intimate downstairs club reminiscent of NYC jazz dens.
  • Teatro Riachuelo Architecturally stunning new downtown theater with a fabulous lineup of concerts.
  • Cidade das Artes Massive R$500-million home to the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
  • Teatro Odisséia A Lapa mainstay with rock and (MPB) bands.


Jazz & Bossa Nova

  • Blue Note Fabled new space beside Lagoa.
  • Maze Inn Fabulous setting for a monthly jazz-concert party high up in Tavares Bastos favela.
  • TribOz Some of Rio's best jazz shows in a beautifully decorated house in Lapa.
  • Beco das Garrafas An intimate club in the legendary birthplace of bossa nova.


  • Circo Voador Creative open-air space for top concerts; in the heart of Lapa.
  • Barzin In addition to DJs, this Ipanema spot hosts an eclectic lineup of live music.
  • Wood's Leblon club where bands sometimes play.
  • Fundição Progresso A Lapa showcase for top names and up-and-coming groups.
  • Teatro Rival Petrobras Downtown venue where you can eat, drink and catch MPB.