Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today is a special day in the U.S., a day to give thanks, sit with friends and family and eat the traditional American meal, and lots of it. If you are away from home, you can celebrate the holiday with the gang at the Gringo Cafe, where they will be serving up the classic Thanksgiving feast to expats, gringos and anyone else who wants to get in on the fun.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in true American form as this popular gringo hot spot recreates a classic American feast to celebrate the special holiday. Get your appetite ready for real roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie (and drinks). Reservations are recommended and at the time of writing, tables are already booked until 10PM, and luckily they will be serving the holiday menu all weekend.
Residents DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Pedro Piu throw down todays top hip hop hits on vinyl and CD at 00 in Gávea. The chic venue serves food and drinks as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
Veneno 10 Anos (Botafogo)
Tonight is a big night at Casa Da Matriz, celebrating ten years of Veneno, one of the longest lasting parties in Rio. Come celebrate in true form with crazy drink specials and the best disco pop music in town.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: Tickets range from R$16- R$28
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Authentic carioca samba by a group of samba veterans. Tempero Carioca produce on the best “rodas da samba” in Rio.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Nilze Carvalho (Lapa)
Singer, songwriter and mandolin player, Nilze Carvalho will be playing a mix songs from his latest CD, “O Que É Meu”. His repertoire consists of samba classics, offering a truly carioca experience.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. 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
Banana Jack (Ipanema)
This bar specializes in entertainment, attractions and drink specials all night. Call nightly to check entertainment.
Banana Jack – 9PM
Rua Jangadeiros 06 Praça General Osório, Ipanema – (21) 2521-9055
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.
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 London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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