Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Veneno has been going strong at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo for nine years. The reason for such an extensive lifespan 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 the public to start the weekend on Thursday. Also, the first twenty women get through the door for free.
Tonight, resident DJs Tulio and Newton, drop pop and rock for all ages.
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 nine years Veneno has anticipated the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people, all gathered at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. 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
Samba de Quinta (Lapa)
It’s Thursday, which means its samba night at Mofos in the heart of Lapa. Get down to your favorite samba rhythms after enjoying two for one chopps until 10PM.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Baile de Salsa Com Mano a Mano e Ó do Forró (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 Atlantica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers, pool tables and a great 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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