Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – RapSoul is the newest edition to the Thursday night mayhem of Rio de Janeiro. Situated at the chic indoor/ outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea, this new dance fest features only the best in hip hop, funk and soul, rare groove and more. Resident DJs include Rv, Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Pedro Piu.
Thursdays at 00 have been nights of success, one after the other. From house to hip hop, the new Friday has proven itself time and time again. RapSoul will feature a steady lineup of locals and out of town guests to throw down on both vinyl and digital formats. The venue is considered one of Rio’s nicest, due to the outdoor patio deck for socializing, smoking and drinking as well as the inside colorful dancefloor with a killer soundsystem. Pretty much everything you need all in one place.
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 40L 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
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
Residents DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Pedro Piu throw down todays top hip hop hits on vinyl and CD at 00 in Gávea. The chic venue serves food and drinks as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Happy Hour @ Mofo (Lapa)
Don’t think that happy hour doesn’t exist, because tonight at Mofo’s you can get two for one beers and caipirinhas. DJs on the decks playing your favorite Brazilian hits, mpb, bossa nova and rock.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano (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:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers, an upside down pool table and a very charming environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 – 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
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