A branch of the highly successful São Paulo club, Studio RJ is a super-cool spot at the Arpoador end of Ipanema with a modern arty décor. Attracting the city’s most fashion-conscious jet set, Studio RJ plays an eclectic musical mix, with live bands and DJs playing anything from hip-hop and MPB to samba and traditional jazz. Its changing weekly calendar includes a jazz tribute to Jazzmania, the club that was popular in the 1980s and 90s, and whose site it now occupies. Early evening the club has a more informal “pós-praia” (after the beach) session, catering for a more laid-back clientele.
Address: Avenida Vieira Souto 110, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Telephone: (21) 2523 1204.