Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Tired of going to the clubs and drinking the same things? Beer, tequila? Here’s a new(ish) way to drink and have fun – Jello Shots! JELLY FESTIVAL presents a new world with 1,500 jelly shots available throughout the night for you to end this boredom on Thursday night and start the weekend early!
00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Thursday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hip hop.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Festa Jelly (Copacabana)
Tired of going to the clubs and drinking the same things? Beer, drinks, tequila? Here’s a new way to drink and have fun – Jello Shots! JELLY FESTIVAL presents a new world with 1500 jelly shots available throughout the night for you to end this boredom on Thursday night and start the weekend early!
Mariuzinncopa – 10PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana – Copacabana
Tel: (21) 2545-7672
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without Lista Amiga
Festa POParty (Ipanema)
For those of you who are absolute Britney lovers, this is the place for you. LC Ambient on the one’s and two’s representing the best of Britney Spears from Hit Me, Baby, One More Time to Toxic.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
R$22 with Lista Amiga, R$28 without Lista Amiga
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Toninho Geraes, composer of hits in the voices of Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho, is in the process of launching his 3rd CD, Preceito, and will be performing some of the album at Carioca da Gema this Thursday in Lapa.
Carioca da Gema 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Daniel Santos Latin Jazz Quartet (Lapa)
Saxophonist Daniel Santos leads the Uruguayan original Latin jazz quartet. They play Latin jazz themes as well as interpret the themes of traditional jazz rhythms like salsa and candombe (African Uruguay Music).
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Aline Calixto (Lapa)
Aline Calixto, one of the most promising voices of contemporary Brazilian music scene, will be taking the stage at Rio Scenarium on this Thursday night. Calixto will be performing with Sergeant Nelson, Walter Taylor, and Wilson Moreira among others.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
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