Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday night brings you the popular bash Hit Me at a Fosfobox in Copacabana. Previously held at Casa da Matriz, this infamous pop based bash has migrated to the underground after a number of successful editions. The main floor will feature all the hits of pop, featuring bands and artists from house, hip hop and rock, brought to you by DJs Polly, Grazzia and Ivy. Downstairs in the Fosfobar, DJ Caio Loki, DJ Lita and Toni Bigode will drop everything from the Jackson 5 to Jamairoquai and Outkast. With a somewhat of a cult following, the Hit Me parties are constantly full with a wide variety of patrons, both Brazilian and gringo, making the night a beautiful blend of ambiance and music. Don’t forget the double shot caipirinha specials throughout the night. CLUBS: Hit Me (Copacabana) The popular night Hit Me has migrated to the underground of Copacabana as they take over Fosfobox. This pop infused festa plays a mixture of tunes from various genres and ages, as well as offering a slew of drink specials. DJs Polly, Grazzia and Ivy will command downstairs, with Caio Loki, Toni Bigode and Lita upstairs. Fosfobox – 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without D-Date (Gávea) D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests. 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 Veneno (Botafogo) 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 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Mari Blue (Lapa) Singer Mari Blue returns to Lapa Café, singer a diverse repertoire of music, from Ray Charles to Lenine. She will also feature songs from her new album, ” Parte de Mim 2″. Lapa Café – 10PM Av. Gomes Freire, 457 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812 Entrance: R$20 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 Entrance: R$20 PUBS & BARS: Barzin (Ipanema) The new bar in an old location has a club atmosphere and line on the weekends, serving up great drinks among the Carioca scene in the heart of Ipanema. Barzin 4PM Rua Vinicius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809 Entrance: Free 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. Enjoy all your favorite NFL Programming here. Blue Agave – 4PM Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.