Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Girls Night Out party returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight with DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno Lima spinning the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM and caipirinhas will be free for everyone until 12AM.
Additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas, and Cuba Libre all night long.
American thrash metal band Exodus will return to Rio de Janeiro tonight to perform live at Circo Voador. Band Test will perform to open the night.
Circo Voador – 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$200
Jozi Lucka (Botafogo)
Tonight singer-songwriter Jozi Lucka will present her new album Inventar o Mundo live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
The Veneno party returns to 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. Additionally on the second floor during the night, DJs Theddy-O, Ricardo Abrahin e Kleber Tuma will spin the best of EBM, post punk, dark electro and friendly fire as part of the Multiplex party.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691/(21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
The Wobble party is back at Fosfobox tonight with the best of global bass, trap, and dubstep. Joining the Wobble Crew to spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night will be special guest Plastician. The Wobble Crew consists of DJs Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz. Additionally during the party tonight, DJs Sansai and Bacon will spin at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Rendez-Vous party, Warm Up the Yacht Week Sunset edition. DJs JR Mahr, Mary Lou, Roman Cleiss, and Jokerz will spin on the deck during the night and Gigga, Maz, and D. Groov will spin inside.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.
Quinta @ Cabaret Lounge (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host Quinta (Thursday). DJ Luciano Jacaré will spin the best of rock and pop rock and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM and additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. During the party, DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 – R$50
Boemia Carioca and Fernanda Sant’Anna (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM tonight, singer Fernanda Sant’Anna will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, baião, and maracatu including her reinterpretation of works by Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Sérgio Sampaio, Jackson do Pandeiro, Clube da Esquina, and Novos Baianos, among others. Boemia Carioca will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Tempero Carioca and Nelson Félix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Ronaldo Gonçalves gets things started at 8:30 PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 10:30 PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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 with salsa and merengue on the first floor and singer Marcelo Mimoso accompanied by musicians Carlos Cachaça, Nandinho Barros, Chico Oliveira, Chris Mourão and Rodrigo Ramalho will perform the best of forró on the second floor during the night. Additionally, Lucas de Moraes will perform during happy hour and DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during show intervals.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
Samba do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Samba do Paiol. There will be a live roda de samba and DJs will spin during show intervals.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$15 – R$20
PUBS & BARS:
An Passant @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of folk as An Passant performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Tonight Blue Agave Ipanema will host the weekly Quintas Latinas / Latin Thursday party. There will be latin music and drinks promotions. Be sure to also check out their new menu with drink doces (sweet drinks), caipirinhas, and shots. Blue Agave Ipanema and Copacabana are always great places for Mexican food, drinks and live sports.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271/7544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Clube 79 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host a new edition of the Clube 79 event. Cristiano Crochemore & Blues Groovers will release their new album entitled Guitar Playing Dude live and band Sete Nove will play the best of classic rock. Additionally during the event, DJ Theddy-O and guests will spin the best of rock’n’roll.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 7PM; Sete Nove is scheduled to begin at approximately 9PM; and the Cristiano Crochemore show will begin at approximately 10:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM-4PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Live Rock – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for live rock’n’roll at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jagermeister.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM-2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
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.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM-2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.
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