Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Veneno has been going strong at Casa da Matriz 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.
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 an assortment of beautiful people in attendance.
Studio RJ- 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 11, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Fo nine years Veneno has anticipated the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people, all 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
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has become a new staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
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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