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.
B-Side returns to kick off their second edition and first party of the new year. Special guests Chester Cave and Minimalogic join Breaking Legs, Benaion and Bochner.
Prainha Lounge – 10PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 96887-4042
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 forty liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with an assortment of the beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Singer and composer Toninho Geraes, a very big name in Brazilian music, is about to release his third CD, titled “Precito”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Moacyr Luz e O Samba Do Trabalhador (Lapa)
Bringing a fresh modern sound style to the classic samba sound, Moacyr Luz e O Samba do Trabalhador aim to stimulated the dance floor at Rio’s favorite live samba venue.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
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. Fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
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 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 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 Budweisers starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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