Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight pop boy band sensation One Direction finally arrives in Rio at Barra da Tijuca’s Parque dos Atletas/Cidade do Rock. Brazilian fans began buying tickets for tonight’s show during June of last year and their anticipation is now reaching fever pitch.
The British-Irish quintet consisting of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson make their stop in the city tonight as part of the ongoing “Where We Are Tour 2014.”
One Direction formed a mere four years ago on the UK television singing competition The X Factor and have rocketed to international stardom since. They are well known for their hit songs including; “What Makes You Beautiful”, “You & I”, and “Story Of My Life”, among others.
One Direction (Barra da Tijuca)
Tonight the British-Irish boy band One Direction comes to Rio for the first time ever as part of their “Where We Are Tour 2014.”
Parque dos Atletas/Cidade do Rock – 7:30PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 6500, Barra da Tijuca – Tel.: (21) 2497-4430
Au Revoir Simone (Lagoa)
Brooklyn-based electronic dream pop trio Au Revoir Simone will play Lagoa’s Miranda club tonight at 10PM.
Miranda – Doors open at 8:30PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10PM.
Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Piso 2. Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2497-4430
Veneno + Eletroboogie (Botafogo)
Filled with good music and beautiful people, Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events have helped start weekends early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Salsa e Forró Leviano (Lapa)
On Thursday nights Lapa’s two-story bar Leviano is home to live salsa and forró. Tonight the band Mano a Mano bring the salsa to the first floor and bands Trio Ustrês and Domquixote will deliver the best of new forró overhead.
Leviano – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Larissa Baq and Ana Costa (Centro)
São Paulo, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Larissa Baq starts the night off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with the sounds of MPB, samba and maracatu. Next at 10:30 PM, Ana Costa will present songs from her latest album entitled ‘Hoje é o Melhor Lugar’(“Today is the Best Place”). During her show, Costa will also perform works by Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque and others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
If you are looking for great Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, head to Blue Agave in Copacabana or their original location in Ipanema. American and European sports are also broadcast on their many screens.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Av. Atlântica 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 a fun and friendly crowd 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.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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