Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – This week, the D-Date party has a special end of the world edition. Are you unsure if the world is ending? So what? Party like it is anyway. That’s the spirit D-Date wants to pass on this week and it promises to be an epic night.
Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares bring their funky house style to Doiz for their weekly venture Hi-Fi at the charming venue Doiz in Humaitá. Arrive early to enjoy drink specials and happy hour deals!
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 2179-6620
D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests Ricardo Estrella, Marcio Neves and Carrot Green. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for D-Date attendees.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without
For 7 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. The first track is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops 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
A cheap night out for rock lovers. Medulla and DJ Mario Mamede will play the classics of rock.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Sil Hendges (Lapa)
Piano and voice, some special guests and a repertoire of songs that inhabit the hearts and minds. Beatles, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Elis Regina, Janis Joplin, Tom Jobim, singer brings in luggage and liked what he heard. With much respect, passion and reverence for these great composers and interpreters.
Lapa Café – 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + Dj Chicote (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
Vinícius Bar (Ipanema)
Looking for a low key romantic place for your Thursday night? Many of artists have performed at this very well known joint in Ipanema.
Vinícius Bar – 8PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 39 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-4757
Tampa Jazz (Lapa)
The repertoire of this cozy jazz night will includ Tom Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Roberto Menescal, Victor Assis Brasil, Hermeto Pascoal, George Gershiw, Cole Porter, Miles Davis and Chick Corea.
Santo Scenarium – 7:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
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.
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Restaurante Mab’s (Copacabana)
The new American owned beachfront restaurant and bar in Rio de Janeiro, a great place for food or just drinks if that is your style. It attracts a mixture of locals and expats.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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