Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s a big night in Glória as the Open Bar Universitário event debuts at the La Passion Club. Scheduled to feature a different themed party every Thursday, the event kicks off tonight with the theme “GLOW,” a party which will fill the venue with neon and phosphorescent colors literally glowing in the black light.
There will also be a full premium open bar until 4AM. Featured drinks include; Vodka, Hi-Fi, Antárctica Beer, Cuba Libre and Lagoa Azul.
DJ Raphael De Luca will headline the event with resident DJ Rodrigo Mattos joining him to bring some of the best in pop, world music and funk chic to the party.
Fosfobox Records: Fosfobox 10th Anniversary (Copacabana)
Tonight, the famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana holds the first event of seven in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. Themed, “Fosfobox Records” the night will feature DJs Zuim Pedro, Pedro Piu, Vintage Culture and Earstrip & Torha spinning the best of indie dance, nudisco and deephouse.
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
The Open Bar Universitário Editoin themed events debut at La Passion Club with their first party, “GLOW”. In addtion to neons and phosphorescents glowing in the black light, the event will include a premium open bar and DJs Raphael De Luca and Rodrigo Mattos playing pop, world music and funk chic.
La Passion Club – 9PM
Avenida Augusto Severo, 200 – Glória – Tel: (21) 2224-4263
Entrance: R$15- R60. Camarotes (Cabins/sections) also available for R$700-R$1,500.
Semana Santa Praia Club(Lagoa)
Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts DJs Lucas Lins (House), Theo Back (Hip Hop), and Rapha Castro (Funk) during their first night of Semana Santa Praia Club (Holy Week vacation). DJ Joe Kinni and resident DJ Gusit will also be on hand, spinning to keep the party going all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1426 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$ 30-R$50.
Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight on the second floor of Lapa’s Leviano bar, bands Caramuela and Trio Ustrês will play some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio while on the first floor the band Mano a Mano heats things up with salsa and merengue.
Leviano – 8PM – 5AM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
It’s all about roda de samba at Carioca da Gema tonight. Inácio Rios will get things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca will begin at 10:30PM with veterans of samba taking those in attendance on a musical tour of the history of the city’s signature sound.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Garfier Carioca (Centro)
Samba em 3 will start the night off in Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and beginning at 10:30PM, Garfier Carioca will showcase the best in bossa nova, samba and rock.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
If you are looking for great Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, head to Blue Agave in Copacabana or their original location in Ipanema. American and European sports are also broadcast on their many screens.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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