Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – With a decor inspired by the Rio Antigo, homemade pub food, belisquetes and delicious sandwiches on the menu, plus beer and ice cream, of course, the group Puro Acaso, are samba guys that will rock the crowd at Mofo Lapa.
00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Thursday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hiphop.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered in Casa da Matriz. Kicking off are resident DJs Tulio and Newton, whose sounds always surprise the crowd.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2286-5257
Entrance: $16 until 12AM on Lista Amiga, $28 without
Puro Acaso (Lapa)
Lapa offers much more than just samba & mpb, although, samba fun is guaranteed every week! With a decor inspired by the Rio Antigo, homemade pub food, belisquetes and delicious sandwiches on the menu, plus beer and ice cream, of course, the group Puro Acaso, are samba guys that will rock the crowd.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Gilmar Ferreira (Lapa)
Gilmar puts literally “blow the whistle” with an eclectic repertoire ranging from the gaff through the instrumental choro in a relaxed way to dance.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Forróneja com Trio Potiguá e Charles & Juliano (Lapa)
The Trio opens with rhythmic forro, bringing traces of ballad and xaxado beyond the schottische. The repertoire includes “Pleasing You”, “Cherub Angel,” “Good Reason,” “I Just Want A Xodó,” “Sunflower,” among others.
Lapa 40º 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1338
Entrance: R$20 women, R$30 for men
PUBS & BARS:
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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