Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Love Boat Party at Copacabana’s New Mariuzinn will help anyone get ready for the weekend.
The party will have an open bar between 11PM and midnight, and will treat visitors to range of party tunes from house and hip-hop to reggaeton, cumbia and funk carioca and hip hop.
Ticket prices start from R$50 and include the transfer from the Copacabana venue to the Marina da Glória, where the boat party begins.
Trucco Classic Rock (Centro)
Tonight, the Well Beer pub invites band Trucco Classic Rock to perform in Centro, playing the best of international rock music.
Well’s Beer – 6PM
Rua do Carmo, 50 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8022
Entrance: see venue for details
Manouche Carioca and Carlos Malta (Botafogo)
The Manouche Carioca trio, formed by Yuval Ben Lior (guitar), Thiago Di Sabbato (bass) and Sérgio Valesco (guitar), brings gypsy jazz music to the audience tonight, with the participation of notorious musician Carlos Malta.
Olho da Rua – 8:30 PM
Rua Bambina, 6 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3178-6601
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Brazilian independent music singer Cimi presents tonight the show “Um Sim”(A Yes), playing authentic songs from her first and namesake album.
Cine Jóia – 8PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 680 – Copacabana – Tel.: (21) 2236-5624
Veneno Disco Club + Hey Rocker! (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight, with DJs Sal and Pinet playing on the first floor while DJs from the Hey Rocker! party spin on the second floor. As usual, the night promises the best of pop, rock and classics from the 80s, 90s and now, and will also have special promotions on Heineken.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until midnight. R$30 – R$50 after midnight.
Love Boat Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the New Mariuzinn Copacabana brings a whole different style of party than its usual ones – a boat party. Price includes transfer from the venue to Marina da Gloria where the boat has a capacity of 120 people. There will be an open bar between 11pm and midnight, and a free distribution of mini pizzas. DJ Caue Campean will be spinning the best of house, electric, reggaeton, cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora, 435 – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$0 – R$40
Rebel Birthday Madonna (Copacabana)
The La Cueba Bar & Disco invites all of Madonna’s fans to celebrate her 59th birthday in style. VJ Robson Veejay will be displaying Madonna’s hottest videoclips in the party, which includes two performers and raffles of Madonna’s DVDs.
La Cueva Bar & Disco – 10PM
Rua Miguel Lemos, 51 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-1364
Entrance: R$20 – R$25
Lost Frequency (Copacabana)
Fosfobox hosts the Lost Frequency Party tonight, especially dedicated to “high tech soul” music. Rhythms like techno underground, minimal tech, acid and micro house are also included in the setlists.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
Entrance: R$0 – R$30
Noir: Palaphita Quinta (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Noir party with resident DJ Silvio Rio. The Noir at Palaphita Gavea will bring a host of black music with current classics in addition to hip hop, R&B and trap. Promotions will include two for one on Heineken until midnight.
Palaphita Gavea – 10PM
Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay in advance (R$30 – R$50) to avoid queues.
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM on the first floor with their reinterpretations of works by Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Bládes, Ismael Rivera, Eddie Palmieri and Buena Vista Social Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host Tempero Carioca, with veteran samba musicians performing a true roda de samba at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular tourist hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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