Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are on fire at Studio RJ for the weekly shindig Arpex. This funk fest is a party for all nationalities, acknowledging the various cultures and visitors in Rio. Aimed at tourists, gringos and locals alike, Arpex is for anyone who likes music, dancing and good times.
Held at Studio RJ, the beautiful live venue located in Arpoador overlooks the famous Ipanema beach. The resident DJ Bruno Lima drops a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics, to your favorite electro bangers and hip hop classics. The mix of music matches the mix of people in attendance. Enjoy free caipirinhas to get things rolling.
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
La Paz Jazz (Centro)
The fresh new downtown nightclub La Paz is starting a new program in the month of October featuring the best of Jazz every Thursday night. Tonight’s special guests are Naima Quarteto with guest Jose Arimatea and Triangulo das Bermudas.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Singer and composer Toninho Geraes, a very big name in Brazilian music, is about to release his third CD, titled “Precito”.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
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:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands. Tonight is a special night, featuring blues guitarist, Greg Wilson and bluegrass’ River Country.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and 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 American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida 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 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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