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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Your Halloweekend kicks off this Thursday at Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ipanema at 8PM.  The only thing better than beginning the Halloween weekend is beginning the Halloween weekend with a Guinness in hand.  Anyone wearing a legitimate costume (a t-shirt and shorts does not count as a “surfer”) will be waived the R$20 entrance fee.  

CLUBS:

Décio Rocha (Lapa)
Release party for the bassist’s new CD. André Muato opens and Orquestra Super Popular 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 + V de Vinil (Botafogo)
Rock and pop upstairs and down with this Thursday night mainstay, also featuring resident DJs Túlio and Newton.
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

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Música ao vivo (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.
Gargalo – 9PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 64, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2242-0857
Entrance: R$8

Trama Musical (Lapa)
Relive the Lapa romance and cozy ambiance with the best of Bossa Nova, MPB and Choro.
Salsa & Cebolinha – 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 517, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-3672
Entrance: R$10

Manuel and Juaquim (Copacabana)
This Portuguese style samba club in Copacabana is one of the most popular samba joints in Copacabana. There are several branches of the Manuel and Juaquim club all over Rio, and the club features some eclectic music and samba styles as well.<a
Manuel and Juaquim – 11PM
Avenida Atlântica 1936, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 2236-6768
Entrance: Not available at time of press

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

PUBS & BARS:

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
The Irish pub begins its “Halloweekend” of three parties today, with anyone wearing a legitimate costume having the R$20 entrance fee waived.  Costume contests will be held alongside the pub’s famous “half-pint” drink off. Mmm…
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 8PM
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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

Sambokê (Lapa)
Samba karaoke — better brush up on your Cartola!
Choperia Brazooka – 7PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: R$10

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.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free


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