Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – D-Date holds down another night of great music, ambiance and style as this weekly bumper continues to own the Thursday night slot. This week, Do Hauze originator Andre Araujo joins resident Bernardo Campos, along with Niteroi house head Marcelo Abreu and more.
Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares bring their funky house style to Doiz for their weekly venture Hi-Fi at the charming venue Doiz in Humaitá. Arrive early to enjoy drink specials and happy hour deals!
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
D-Date and resident DJ Bernardo Campos welcome some funky guests this week playing only the top notch house and tech house that we love so much here in Rio. Get there early for food and drink and stick around to the wee morning hours dancing to DJs Andre Araujo, Marcelo Abreu and more. 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 guestlist, R$40 without
For seven 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 guestlist, R$28 without
Festa Safo (Centro)
Since the close of Dama de Ferro, Festa Safo has been searching for the right venue for their unique party. Espaco Acoustica is the new destination as they decorate the place in style, focusing on an LED experience that should blow you away, along with the best in pop and rock.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R$18 with guestlist, R$40 without
Carlos Pontual (Lapa)
Carlos Pontual was a guitarist and music producer Nando Reis & Os Infernais.His intimacy with jazz and funk comes from his time playing beside the trumpet master Barrosinho of Banda Black Rio.
Rio Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano (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:
Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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