Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Veneno has been going strong at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo for nine years. The reason for such an extensive lifespan is simple – beautiful people and great music. There isn’t much else one would need to have good time.
Held down at one of the oldest and well-known venues in Rio, Veneno blends their crowd as much as their music, featuring a variety of Brazilians and locals enjoying the best of rock, anthems, and classics from all decades. This party encourages the public to start the weekend on Thursday. Also, the first twenty women get through the door for free.
Tonight, resident DJs Tulio and Newton drop pop and rock for all ages.
Old is Black (Gávea)
The new hip hop funk fest Old is Black returns tonight to 00 (Zero Zero) with DJ Farinha, DJ Bruno Vineli, DJ Lulinha and DJ RV. The night is fused with funk, soul, hip hop and more.
00 – 10PM
Avenida Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
For nine years, Veneno has anticipated the start of the weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people, all gathered at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Resident DJs Tulio and Newton drop pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without
Forró and Salsa @ Leviano (Lapa)
Leviano bar is bringing forró and salsa to your Thursday night of fun in downtown Lapa. The two-story live music venue brings the best in DJs and live bands in order to dance the night away.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15- R$25
Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
A former finalist in the Brazilian talent search Concursos de Novos Talentos, Julieta Brandão will perform tonight with a repertoire that includes hits from Chico Baurque, Paulinho da Viola and many more.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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, incredible bbq pork ribs, Heineken and much more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and 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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlântica 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
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweisers starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Avenida Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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