Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Shake U Up party returns to the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema. The weekly party is quickly gaining a reputation for bringing together exchange students, visitors to the city and locals for a great night.
DJs Angola and Jonathan will spin the best of pop, house, funk, hip hop, trap, and Latin Rhythms throughout the night.
Entrance fee for women is free until 12AM for women with their name on the list and there will be an open bar for women until 12AM on the third floor. Caipirinhas will be free for men until 12AM and additional promotions will include two-for-one beer and vodka plus energy drinks all night long.
Imperator Novo Rock with Zena and Motel 11-11 (Méier)
Tonight bands Zena and Motel 11-11 will perform live as part of the 14th edition of the Imperator Novo Rock party at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira. Additionally during the night, VJ Didi Moreno will provide visuals and DJ Arlei Machado will spin during show intervals.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: See venue for details.
Veneno and Inflame (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and the Inflame party will take over on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
It’s time again for the best of trap, twerk, bass, boom bap, deep house and techno as the Porn party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight for its ninth edition. During the night, DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Daniel Sydens and Bk’ + JXNVS will spin in the subsolo (basement) while Breaking Legs and Bru Campos spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Bruno Vinelli, Farinha, RV and Flavia Xexeo spinning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Shake U (Ipanema)
On Thursday nights the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, is hosting the Shake u Party. DJs Angola and Jonathan will spin the best of world music, trap, funk, and hip hop during the night. The entrance fee will be free for women with their names on the list until 12AM and there will be an open bar for women until 12AM. Caipirinhas will be free for men until 12AM. Additional promotions will include two for one specials on beer and vodka plus energy drinks all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Cabaret Quinta (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Quinta event returns to the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo. DJ Fernando Dias will spin the best of rock and pop and promotions will include two for one specials on Heinekn and sparkling wine from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126.
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Nilze Carvalho and Pixin Bodega (Centro)
Tonight, beginning at 7:30PM, the group Pixin Bodega will perform to start off the night at Rio Scenarium. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nilze Carvalho will follow at 10:30PM with the best of classic samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor. Later on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will welcome special guests to perform live. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Tonight at 10:30PM, composer and singer Toninho Geraes will return to perform live at Carioca da Gema. Geraes has composed for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho and during his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. Additionally, he will reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 and five longneck Heinekens for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
P&B Rock Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of rock tonight as Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents the premiere edition of the P&B Productions party. The band Grecco will perform live and DJs Kleber Tuma, Theddy-o, and Ricardo Abrahin will spin.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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