Starting from 11PM, DJs Beto Artista and Pinet & Salt run the first dance floor, spinning a great selection of pop, rock and groove from the 1980s.
On the second floor, guest DJs from the Gaze party play the coolest indie rock and pop all night long.
Greg Wilson, Neryno Paulo, Ugo Perrota e Beto Werther (Tijuca)
Tonight, the four musicians get together at Botto Bar, bringing the audience the best from American southern rock music.
Botto Bar – 7:30 PM
Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 205 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2502-0652
Entrance: see venue for details
Dell’Arte – Orquestra Jovem das Américas (Centro)
Conducted by maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Young Orchestra of the Americas perform at Theatro Municipal tonight, presenting a repertoire that includes Piazzolla, Stravinsky, Pétroushka and Copland.
Theatro Municipal – 8PM
Praça Floriano Peixoto, s/n – Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2332-9191
Entrance: see venue for details
Gafieira de Portas Abertas (Centro)
Tonight, Gafieira Elite opens its doors for a free samba party. Promotions on beers, caipirinhas and other drinks.
Gafieira Elite – 10PM
Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-3217
Hora Extra: Palaphita Quinta (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Noir party with resident DJ Silvio Rio spinning the latest Brazilian and international hits, and live samba music with group Família S.A.
Palaphita Gavea – 9PM
Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$40.
Veneno Disco Club (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight, with DJs Mamede & Sal playing on the first floor while DJ Pinet spins on the second floor. As usual, the night promises the best of pop, rock and classics from the 80s, 90s.
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
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
Quinteto Lorenzo Fernandes (Glória)
Participating in the project Quintas Acústicas (Acoustic Thursdays), the Lorenzo Fernandez quintet presents a sophisticated show with the best of Brazilian instrumental music.
Memorial Municipal Getúlio Vargas – 6:30 PM
Praça Luís de Camões, s/n, underground – Glória
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
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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