Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The group Gafieira na Surdina is all about samba – but with their own style. So for a variation on the Carnival samba sounds to help shake off the rain, it might be that this band is exactly what your Thursday needs! CLUBS: Hi-Fi (Humaitá) 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 Entrance: R$10 Hit Me! (Copacabana) This party started a few years ago and has since made the dancefloor boile with good music from all around the world. Fosfobox– 11PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 A, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2179-6620 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without D-Date (Gávea) 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 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: 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$25 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 Entrance: Free Gafieira na Surdina (Lapa) The group was formed in 2007 by a group of people from Rio de Janeiro and others from Minas Gerais. They will play their own versions of the classic samba tunes and many other Brazilian kinds of music. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$25 Dreisam (Lapa) Modern jazz with a Brazilian swing. Santo Scenarium – 9:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 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. Blue Agave Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off your Thursday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free 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. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 — 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.