Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Lagoa’s Praia Club will heat up the atmosphere for Carnival with the Carnadopapai party featuring “Papai” Mr. Catra. The Carioca artist is famous for his funk and hip-hop and songs such as “Vida na cadeia”, “Kong” and “Adultério”.
The funk party will also feature Caio Bucker, Alex Moura and Raphael de Lucca and have free entry for ladies until 11:30 PM.
Make also sure to get there early for the open chopp bar until 11 PM.
Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
It’s time to put those subwoofers to use with the best of hip-hop, indie, trap, bass and dub from Rattle, who are back after two years. Also playing will be Ayman, Caur and a live rock set.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight the event will celebrate the summer season with DJs Tulio and Beto Artista spinning pop and rock anthems on the first floor. Additionally the Meninas Veneno will return to the second floor to spin the best of unsigned artists’ hits through the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Get in the mood of Carnival with Papai Mr. Catra and great funk tunes at Lagoa’s Praia Club. Open bar of chopps until 11PM.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30. Entrance fee for women is free until 11:30 PM.
Toninho Geraes and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will kick off the live music tonight at Carioca da Gema at 8:30 PM. Then Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30 PM with great samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Baile de Máscaras (Centro)
Rio Scenarium holds his masked ball, Baile de Máscaras, tonight with João Roberto Kelly at 7:30 PM and Banda Mulato Velho and Beatriz Faria at 10:30 PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 Casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a lively performance by Diego Oliveira. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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