Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Veneno has been going strong at Casa da Matriz for nine years. With an extensive lifespan, there has to be a reason for it, right? The answer to that questions is simple, beautiful people and great music. There isn’t much else one would need to have good time.
Held down at one of the oldest and well-known venues in Rio, Veneno blends their crowd as much as their music, featuring a variety of Brazilians and locals enjoying the best of rock, anthems, and classics from all decades. This party encourages their public to start the weekend on Thursday. Also, the first twenty women get through the door for free.
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 40 Liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with an assortment of beautiful people in attendance.
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
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. Resident DJs Tulio and Newton drop 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
Mofo com Samba (Lapa)
Mofo brings you a night of Brazilian rhythms and beats with a special “roda de samba rock” on the first floor. Enjoy the fusion of Brazil’s most popular musical style with the energy of rock.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 for women, R$25 for men
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
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Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The venue features a Very fun decor and vibe, plus original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue
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 Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9AM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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