Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Família Clarão, a local group from Niterói, started their gig over a chat and a beer washed down with some samba. Definitely a must see if you are in Lapa. This jam band will give you the samba you’ve been looking for.
Feel like a “celebrity jailed” (in the inverted translation from Portuguese…) at the Guilty party, getting wrecked with free absinthe and vodka, then trashing your hotel room and dealing with the paparazzi after the hangover passes.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Veneno + Ímã (Botafogo)
Rock and pop upstairs and down with this Thursday night mainstay, featuring Ímã on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: Free first 50 women until midnight, R$16 until midnight with lista amiga, R$20 after midnight with lista amiga, R$24 women and R$28 men without lista amiga
Luv is Family (Copacabana)
Family is the name of the label run by Nicole Nandes, who also produces the Luv party. Ergo, Luv is Family. And, moreover, hip-hop, with DJs Pathy de Jesus, Donnie Jay, LP, and Negralha playing the best in black music.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Rock on the Beach (Arpoador)
Thursday nights will be dedicated to rock at the new Studio RJ, featuring residents Dodô and Edinho, and special guest Fausto Fawcett to kick things off.
Studio RJ – 10PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise
Família Clarão (Lapa)
This local group from Niterói started their gig over a chat and a beer washed down with some samba. Definitely a must see if you are in Lapa. This jam band, Família Clarão, will give you the samba you’ve been looking for.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 10PM
Av. Mem Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
Four years after releasing their first CD, Smile for Samba, acclaimed by audiences and critics, the group Batuque na Cozinha offers the music scene again with a more refined and surprising work, his live DVD entitled Rise Brazil, and performing two shows of pre-release.
Rua do Lavrádio, 36, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Samba dá Sopa (Barra da Tijuca)
If you have a craving for samba and don’t have the energy to make it all the way to Lapa then this may be your best bet. Dance to the rhythms of ex-soccer player Junior do Flamengo.
Bom Sujeito – 9:30PM
Est da Barra Tijuca, 18, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – Tel: (21) 2491-8955
Entrance: Price not available at press time.
PUBS & BARS:
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 – 8PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
An entire house with two floors with various rooms, DJs that play rock n’ roll, an outdoor patio and even a Wii on a projector. Always an intense party until the wee hours a la its namesake.
Bar Bukowski – 6PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270, Botafogo – (21) 2244-7303 / 7701-8300
Entrance: R$30 (full price). R$25 (lista amiga via Orkut), R$22 (lista amiga via Facebook)
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
Samba karaoke — better brush up on your Cartola!
Choperia Brazooka – 7PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
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