Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The sounds of Rio are like music in the air. This will definitely be a true statement on Thursday night at Studio RJ at the JB Project Remix night. This party marks the launch of music made only with sounds recorded in the streets of Rio and will include a jam session by Ed Motta, Charles Gavin, David Moraes and Chico Dub. This event is sponsored by JB Whiskey, so plan on drinking heavily and dancing the night away to the sounds of Rio, as well as support from Dj João Brasil e Tuta Discotecária.
J & B Project Remix Studio (Arpoador)
This party marks the launch of music made only with sounds recorded in the streets of Rio and will include a jam session by Ed Motta, Charles Gavin, David Moraes and Chico Dub. This event is sponsored by JB Whiskey, so plan on drinking heavily and dancing the night away to the sounds of Rio, as well as support from Dj João Brasil e Tuta Discotecária.
Studio RJ – 9:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$50 without guest list
Nossa Sem Hora (Copacabana)
For a laid back lounge like setting, Nossa Sem Hora is your kind of place. Perfect for losing track of time, hence the name! Music at the party Quintal ranges from hip hop to electronic.
Nossa Sem Hora – 10PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Copacabana – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance: Men R$60 and women R$25, with Lista Amiga men R$35 and women R$15
Thursday nights is Mood at 00, combining a modern contemporary kitchen, with funky and tech house music and a beautiful indoor/ outdoor venue, located in the heart of Gavea.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Contact Venue
For 7 years, Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend 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 have much to see in pop and rock trucks of all ages and slopes, and sound that always surprises may arise throughout the night depending on the weather and inspiration.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with Lista Amiga, R$28 without
Tablado Flamenco no Rio (Lapa)
The main objective of the event is the dissemination of flamenco music and dance, as well as offering a space for all musical professionals in the city to show off their work.
Lapa Cafe– 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Toninho Geraes is a composer and one of the successful voices of Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho. They are now nearing the release of their third cd Precept, which will be promoted at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 11:00 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Vinícius Bar (Ipanema)
Looking for a low key romantic place for your Thursday night? Many of artists have performed at this very well-known joint in Ipanema.
Vinícius Bar – 8PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 39, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 2523-4757
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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 – 9AM
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.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30 PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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