Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are heating up at Studio RJ for the new weekly shindig Arpex. This funk fest is a party for all nationalities, acknowledging the various cultures and visitors in Rio. This party is aimed at tourists, gringos and locals alike, or anyone who likes music, dancing and drinks.
Held at Studio RJ, this beautiful live venue is located in Arpoador, overlooking the beautiful beach. Arpex plays a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics. Also enjoy 40 liters of free caipirinhas to get things rolling.
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 people in attendance.
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Rap Soul (Gávea)
Thursday nights have gotten a bit more soulful at club/ restaurant/ lounge 00 in Gavea with their new weekly Rap Soul. Resident DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and DJ RV welcome special guest DJ Mariba from Santa Catarina to open this party with style. Expect funk and soul mixed up with hip hop and rare groove.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 for women, R$40 for men
For 7 years Veneno anticipates 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
Ensaio de Guerra convida Mundo Ácido (Lapa)
Ensaio de Guerra perform live with guests Mundo Acido. This rock fused night will go off in the heart of Lapa at Mofos. Support during the show from DJ Daniel Goes.
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 great 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:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79- Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue
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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