Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After two years in the making, the newest underground venue is finally ready to open its doors. Brought to you by Fosfobox co-owner Cabbet Araujo and Marcus “KusKus” Salomão, this brand new multilevel venue rests in the heart of Centro.
The new space will host a three day party, bringing together all the top DJs and musicians from Rio de Janeiro to get together over drinks, music and dancing to exchange ideas and begin to build new projects that this incredible space can host. Beginning on Wednesday night, and continuing on till Thursday, expect to see all the regulars as well as new faces. Remember, you need to add your name on the event page for free entrance.
The Breeders (Lapa)
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Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
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 40 Liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
La Paz Club – Inauguração (Botafogo)
Centro should be proud to be home to the newest underground sensation in Rio, as La Paz Club opens their door this week. From the owners of Fosfobox, this new multilevel venue will play host to a variety of DJs and live bands. This week, there are three days of parties to christen the club properly.
La Paz Club – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: Free with name on guestlist
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
True authentic Brazilian samba is represented tonight by the Tempero Carioca at Carioca da Gema. The group will educate you with a musical history lesson of samba.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Mano a Mano e Moyseis Marques e Forró Quinteto (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
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, 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 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 to kick off Saturday night.
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
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