Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Old is Black is back tonight at the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea. This dance fest features only the best in hip hop, funk and soul, rare groove and more.
DJ Farinha will play MOTOWN, Soul & James Brown. DJ Bruno Vineli will follow, throwing down the best of Michael Jackson, Bambatta and Golden Era. Then DJ Lulinha will play Gangsta **** and Club Banger. DJ RV will finish things up with New Era and Trap Music.
Hamilton de Holanda (Lapa)
Brazilian bandolinist Hamilton de Holanda returns to Circo Voador for Baile do Almeidinha.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa– Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$33-R$66. Ladies get in for R$1 before 9PM
Veneno + Meninas Veneno (Botafogo)
For nine years Veneno has been going strong and starting weekends early at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Tonight on the first floor, DJs Tulio and Beto Artista will spin the classics of rock and pop including the biggest anthems while on the second floor Meninas Veneno (Poison Girls) will play live.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list until midnight, R$20 with guest list after midnight, R$28 without guest list for men, R$24 without guest list for women
Old is Black (Gávea)
Old is Black returns tonight to 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea for a DJ lead tour down the time tunnel of black music.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
Di Stéffano Trio (Centro)
Drummer and percussionist Di Stéffano will bring bossa nova, traditional jazz and fusion to Centro’s Santo Scenarium. There he will be joined by keyboardist Luiz Otavio and acoustic bass player Bruno Aguilar.
Santo Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Brazilian singer and interpreter of samba, Sarah, performs the first of her two shows scheduled for the Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20- CENTRO – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: contact venue
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands. Tonight is a special night, featuring blues guitarist, Greg Wilson and bluegrass’s River Country.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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 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 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 Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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