Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – In celebration of this year’s holiday season, The Rio Times in association with The American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host a Holiday Charity Happy Hour. The event, focused on giving back to and strengthening the local community, will run from 7PM-10PM on Thursday, December 19th at Mab’s Restaurant, located in Rio’s famous Copacabana Beach.
Capirinhas and caipivodkas will be half-price at Mab’s throughout the event and attendees, in the spirit of the gift-giving season, are asked to bring to presents to donate to the Il Sorriso dei miei Bimbi organization. Attendees to Holiday Charity Happy Hour will have not only have the chance to merrily mingle against the backdrop of the beautiful Copacabana beach while drinking half-price capirinhas and caipivodkas, they will also have an opportunity to win an American Airlines ticket through a raffle hosted by AmSoc Rio. The event will be another way to give back as all raffle tickets will be R$10 each with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to AmSoc Rio charity.
Sent U Feelin (Gávea)
Inspired by the carioca summer, the band Sent U Feeling returns to 00 (Zero Zero) tonight for an evening with good music and energy. Support from DJs Rogério Varella and Lulinha from Eletrobase.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
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
Singer and composer Toninho Geraes, a very big name in Brazilian music, is about to release his third CD, titled “Precito”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Samba da Arruda (Lapa)
Great brazilian samba at its best at Rio Scenarium, the three story history museum, live music stage and dancefloor, restaurant and bar. No chance of not having a great time here.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
If beer and burgers are your thing, then you really must not miss Pub Escondido. With a funky modern decor and impeccably strong beer menu, there are only good times to be had. Delicious burgers and many other menu items also available.
Pub Escondido– 9PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 98 Loja A, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas 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
Holiday Charity Happy Hour (Copacabana)
Come join the gang from Mab’s, The Rio Times and The American Society as they come together to host the Holiday Charity Happy Hour, with drink specials from 7PM-10PM. In the spirit of the gift-giving season, patrons are asked to bring to presents to donate to the Il Sorriso dei miei Bimbi organization.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 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
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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