Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: The Dancing Cheetah parties had a good run last summer at Casa de Matriz, but a new year means a new location. With the opening of Studio RJ, Chico Dub has decided to move the party beachfront for the best in global beats, ghetto style.
The Rollercoaster DJs have a full night of electronic music planned, culled from the best worldwide of dubstep, tech house, and electro house.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 lista amiga, R$25 otherwise
Décio Rocha (Lapa)
Release party for the bassist’s new CD. André Muato opens and Orquestra Superpopular follows.
Teatro Odisseia – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sa 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$15 until 11PM with lista amiga, R$20 after 11PM with lista amiga, R$25 otherwise
Veneno + Exorcize (Botafogo)
Rock and pop upstairs and down with this Thursday night mainstay, featuring Exorcize 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
Dancing Cheetah (Arpoador)
Rio’s oldest world music 2.0 throwdown — featuring the ghetto beats of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America — has found a new home with an ocean view. Join DJs Chico Dub and Pedro Seiler for a booty-shaking tour of reggaetón, kuduro, kwaito, funk, cumbia, dancehall, hip-hop in 80 different languages and whatever the blogs are talking about these days.
Studio RJ – 12:30AM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$25 lista amiga, R$30 otherwise
Cachaçaria do Mangue Seco (Lapa)
Grupo Prefixo is up tonight with the best of samba and pagode. With DJ intervals Dj & Dj Fabio Rodrigo Velloso bracket playing all rhythms.
Quintal Carioca – 8PM
Rua do Lavrádio, 25, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-8044
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.
Tempora Carioca (Lapa)
As veterans of samba, Tempora Carioca will be putting motion into Carioca da Gema on this Thursday night. Bar Semente – 11PM
Av. Mem Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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)
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
Samba karaoke — better brush up on your Cartola!
Choperia Brazooka – 7PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
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
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