Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time for the best of Axé, brega-pop, funk, tecno-tosqueiras, hip-hoparangolé, rock-capricho and more as the popular Copacabana club, Fosfobox hosts the Bomba Santa party.
Spinning in the venue’s subsolo (basement) will be special guest DJ Mc Gorila. DJs Narciso, Julha Gameiro, Batcambunda, and Fernando Schlaepfer will also take to the decks in the basement during the party.
Additionally, above at the Fosfofar, V de Viadão will throw down to help keep the party going well into the night.
Cave Sessions with The Underground Resistance (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s increasingly popular club Cave, hosts Cave Sessions with special guests the D3 (Detroit Trio Live) of The Underground Resistance playing live. Additionally, Rio DJs Pedro Piu and Art in Motion will spin to help keep the party going until morning.
Cave – 12AM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
The Bomba Santa party brings the best of Axé, brega-pop, funk and more to Copacabana’s Fosfobox club tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$ 25-R$50
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 is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems. Double Dose (two for one) caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs Farinha, Bruno Vineli, Lulinha, and RV spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Toninho Geraes and Samba Urbano (Lapa)
At 8:30 PM, the band Samba Urbano starts the night off at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. Then, composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 11PM. Geraes has composed for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho and during his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. Additionally, he will reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar, the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will deliver some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio. DJ Angolano will spin samba and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró before, between and after the shows.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Pixn Bodega and Ana Costa (Centro)
Band Pixn Bodega starts things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with singer Ana Costa following at 10:30 PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
Dani’s Band – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for soft rock with Dani’s Band at the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
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 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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