Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are on fire at Studio RJ for the weekly shindig Arpex. This funk fest is a party for all nationalities, acknowledging the various cultures and visitors in Rio. This party is aimed at tourists, gringos and locals alike, or anyone who likes music, dancing and drinks.
Held at Studio RJ, this beautiful live venue is located in Arpoador, overlooking the famous Ipanema beach. The resident DJ Bruno Lima drops a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics, to your favorite EDM bangers and hip hop classics. The mix of music matches the mix of people in attendance. Enjoy free caipirinhas to get things rolling.
Sent U feelin (Gávea)
Inspired by the Carioca summer, the Sent U Feelin Project continues with DJ’s Rogério Varella, Lulinha and Eletrobase pumpin’ out the vibes of Rio’s favorite season.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
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 people in attendance.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga
Pixin Bodega (Lapa)
The young musicians of Pixin-Bodega came together in 2010 to recreate the greatest hits of MPB. The party continues into the night with singer-songwriter Dhi Ribeiro following the band, and DJ Marcello Sabre performing late.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands. Tonight is a special night, featuring blues guitarist, Greg Wilson and bluegrass’s River Country.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
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 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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