Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are heating up at Studio RJ for the new weekly celebration Arpex. This new frequent funk fest is a party for all nationalities, acknowledging the various cultures and visitors in Rio. This party is aimed at tourists, gringos and locals alike, pretty much anyone who likes music, dancing and drinks.
Held down at Studio RJ, this beautiful live venue is located in the heart of Arpoador, overlooking the beach. Arpex plays a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics. Also enjoy forty liters of free caipirinhas to get things rolling.
Arpex Party (Ipanema)
Arpex returns for their Thursday night weekly dominance, with DJ Bruno Lima playing top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get there early while the bar serves up forty liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Rec is the new Thursday night party that fuses music, cinema, literature, photography, digital art and fashion. Tonights musical attraction is house/ tech house DJ Jokerman, a.k.a. Andre Garça and local legend Mauricio Lopes.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without
For seven years Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. The first track is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without
Tributo a Freddie Hubbard com Quinteto Nuclear (Centro)
Quinteto Nuclear is a jazz group in Rio that was indicated to perform this fitting tribute to American trumpet player Freddie Hubbard. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop.
Santo Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + DJ Chicote (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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