Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – RapSoul is knocking down doors and taking numbers on Thursday nights in 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, Pedro Piu and tonight’s guest DJ Pachu.
Thursdays at 00 have proven to be successful time and time again. RapSoul will feature a steady lineup of local and out of town guests to throw down on both vinyl and digital formats. The venue is considered one of Rio’s best, offering a very chic outdoor patio deck for socializing, smoking and eating, equipped with a great bar and plenty of seating. The inside hosts a killer dancefloor with an amazing sound system and plenty of room to get down.
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
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. Tonight the gang welcomes DJ Pachu as the guest music selector.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
True authentic Brazilian samba is represented tonight by Tempero Carioca at Carioca da Gema. Tempero Carioca present a history lesson of samba, having playing with such popular roda’s da samba as Cacique de Ramos, Casa de Bamba, Velha Guarda da Portela, Mangueira.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Mano a Mano e Moyseis Marques e Forró Quinteto (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 – 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. Tonight is “Puro Malte”, featuring rock ‘n roll hits.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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