Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Every Thursday night, the Praia Club is hosting the Shake u Party with DJs Angola, Jonathan, Paulinho, and De Luca spinning the best of pop indie, house, funk, hip hop, trap, and Latin Rhythms during the event.
The entrance fee is 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.
Heineken Soundcheck with Chemicl Surf (Arpoador)
Tonight Heineken will present the Soundcheck event with the band Chemical Surf performing live at the CAVE club in Arpoador. Maz will perform to open the night and resident DJ, Nepal will spin following the Chemical Surf show.
Cave – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 – R$80
Manoel Cordeiro and Os Desumanos with Felipe Cordeiro, Kassin, Stéphane San Juan (Castelo)
The Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant Sala Funarte Sidney event returns tonight with Manoel Cordeiro and Os Desumanos with Felipe Cordeiro, Kassin, and Stéphane San Juan performing live.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
“Maldita 3.0 – No Universo da Rádio Fluminense”(Méier)
Tonight Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier will present “Maldita 3.0 – No Universo da Rádio Fluminense,” a tribute to Fluminense FM, the now defunct radio station. Bands Uns & Outros and Second Come will perform live.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance:R$20 – R$40
Veneno and Meninas Veneno (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 DAMN! party will take over the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Lulinha, RV, Vinelli, and Xexeo spinnning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20 – R$70
Shake U Party (Ipanema)
On Thursday nights the Praia Club is hosting the Shake u Party. DJs Angola, Jonathan, Paulinho, and De Luca will spin the best of pop indie, house, funk, hip hop, trap, and Latin Rhythms 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: Entry for women with their names on the list will be free 12AM. 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 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126.
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Salsa in Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the Salsa in Rio party returns to the the Mariuzinn club in Copacabana. DJ Sabroson will spin the best of Latin Ryhthms including salsa, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, merengue and Latin pop and DJ Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house and deep house, hip hop and funk during the night. Additionally, caipirinhas and Cuba Libres will be free until midnight.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin. (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin parties. DJs Du’Jorge, Djogo and special guest Beto Costa will spin the best of Criolo, Caetano Veloso, Oasis, Artic Monkeys and more during the night. Entry is free between 11PM and 12AM for those who put their name on the friend’s list.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Leandro Fregonesi and Ana Egito (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM, singer Ana Egito returns to Rio Scenarium to start the night with her show “Rio, 450 Anos de Samba” (Rio, 450 Years of Samba). During the show, Egito will perform her reinterpretations of works by Nelson Cavaquinho, D.Ivone Lara, Silas de Oliveira, Paulinho da Viola, and Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, among others. Singer-songwriter Leandro Fregonesi 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
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. Additionally during the night singers Marcelo Mimoso and Lucas de Moraes and the group Belisco will perform. 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 & Fernando Bento and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Tonight Nelson Felix will start the night at Carioca da Gema beginning at 8:30PM and Toninho Geraes & Fernando Bento will follow at 10:30 PM. 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 – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Roda de Blues @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of blues music as Lapa Irish Pub hosts a roda de Blues. 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.
Noname Jane and Bandanna Blues @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for the best of blues, country, folk, southern rock and rockabilly as bands Noname Jane and Bandanna Blues perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 7PM and the shows are scheduled to being at 8PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$20
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and is well known for live music and promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
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.
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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