Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Hit Me! party is back for another edition at Fosfobox. This pop hits party has grown exponentially, forcing the move to the bigger and better Fosfobox. Join this feel good party and kick of the pre-Carnival weekend right with your favorite pop DJs in Rio playing all your favorite radio tunes, from Outkast to Jamiroquai to the Jackson 5 and more. Specials on Mojitos are in effect as well as double caiprinhas. With this kind of action, there is little left to doubt about ensuing fun. DJs Grazzia, Polly and Ivy will be commanding the downstairs along with DJ Loki, Toni Bigode and Lita Teglas upstairs. CLUBS: Hit Me! (Copacabana) The popular Hit Me! party is back for another edition at Fosfobox. This pop hits party has grown exponentially, forcing the move to the bigger and better Fosfobox. Come start off the Carnival season right with shots, Mojitos and more shots. DJs Grazzia, Polly and Ivy will be commanding the downstairs along with DJ Loki, Toni Bigode and Lita Teglas upstairs. Fosfobox – 11:30PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without D-Date (Gávea) D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests. This week will feature a slew of international guests coinciding with the Rio Music Conference. Enjoy the tunes from Wehbba (Toolroom Rec./ SP), Nikhil Shah (MixCloud /UK), Marcio S (Seven Amazon /AM ) and Holosound (Pulse Radio /NYC ). 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: Ensaio de Guerra convida Mundo Ácido (Lapa) Ensaio de Guerra perform live with guests Mundo Acido. This rock fused night will go off in the heart of Lapa at Mofos. Support during the show from DJ Daniel Goes. Mofo Lapa – 9PM Av. Mem de Sá, 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851 Entrance: R$12 with Lista Amiga, R$15 without 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: 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 – 5PM 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 Saturday 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.