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 beautiful beach. Arpex plays a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics. Also enjoy 40 liters of free caipirinhas to get things rolling. Lots of gorgeous people there, both local and foreign. Be ready to party, drink and dance like crazy.
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
Thursdays are now filled with soul as resident DJs Bruno Vinelli, Pedro Piu and Fabio Farinha bring the funk at 00 in Gavea. Hip hop, funk and soul blend so well together, and are now enjoyed in the comfort of the chic venue 00, which features an outside patio deck and and inside dancefloor.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Quarteto Bruno de Lara (Centro)
Bruno de Lara is a young guitarist, yet has recently released his eighth CD back in March. The album features music production by Nelson Faria, and inspirations from Jobim, the Beatles, Miles Davis and Edu Lobo.
Santo Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
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
PUBS & BARS:
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more. Come celebrate the 4th of July in a truly American fashion.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates – and has promised a 4th of July party with a special backyard BBQ theme menu.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056, Lj. B- Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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