Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight is the premier of Copa Underground, a new weekly party that will feature only the best in underground music from all over Brazil and the world. Set in the heart of Copacabana, the party will take place at a brand new location, opening their doors tonight to kick off the beginning of a new weekly dominator.
Resident Mike Frugaletti will be kicking things off and welcoming one of Brazil’s greatest successes in the electronic music scene, DJ Kammy. Dubbed “The Mixmaster Lady from Ipanema,” Kammy is an absolute reference among Brazilian DJs in the international scene. Having lived in Berlin for the past few years, Kammy has been acknowledged by masters Dave Clark, Ben Sims and Santiago Salazar of Los Hermanos as “the real deal.” She has made her mark globally with gigs all over Europe and Brazil and was voted amongst the top female DJs in the world. Her precise mixing and unique sound have earned her the title of “the Lady Machine.” There is no better way to kick off a night of underground music than with a special guest such as her.
Copa Underground- Premier Edition (Copacabana)
Tonight is the premier of Copa Underground at the brand new location in the heart of Copacabana. Special guest DJ Kammy is back in her native Brazil to show why she is one of Brazil’s most successful DJs internationally. Support from American transplant and resident Mike Frugaletti.
Avenida Prado Junior, 63, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 8077-1615
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
True authentic Brazilian samba is represented tonight by the Moyseis Marques at Carioca da Gema. His repertoire will consist of such hits as “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, featured on the novella “Caminho das Indias”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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:
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
Rua Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
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 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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