Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Vinyl purists will be glad to know that some of Rio’s top hip hop talents are getting together for a night of musical education at Fosfobox in Copacabana. The popular underground venue will be hosting V.U.- Vinyl United.
Vinyl was the format that DJs played from the Seventies well into the early 2000′s, before CDs and computer software such as Traktor or Serato came into play. Since then vinyl has taken a backseat to technology. There are those, however, who feel that the sound of a needle on a vinyl record cannot be matched. Tonight that statement will be put to the test with Rio’s own DJ Pachu, Saci and Lulinha from Eletrobase, DJ Saddame and special guest Bruno Vinelli. Upstairs will be funked up by Botafogo Social Club’s Tee Cardaci and Mike Frugaletti.
Vinyl United (Copacabana)
Vinyl is king and there is no one better to prove it than Rio’s top hip hop and turntable specialists. Eletrobase DJs Saci and Lulinha join DJ Pachu and Saddame as they invite special guest Bruno Vinelli. Upstairs in the Fosfobar, Botafogo Social Club DJs Mike Frugaletti and Tee Cardaci funk it up with soul and breaks.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without
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– 11 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
For seven years Veneno has anticipated the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. Resident DJs Tulio and Newton drop pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without
Roda de Samba do Mofo (Lapa)
Samba is the heart of Brazilian music and there is no better place to hear it than the live venue Mofo in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$12 with Lista Amiga, R$15 without
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:
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, plus 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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