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VenenoThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start early in Rio for over ten years.

Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems on the first floor. Additionally, the Loca party will take over the second floor tonight with DJs Vitor Medina, Nastyman and Ronney Assad spinning the best of electroswing and cumbia.

Promotions during the night include two for one caipirinhas, caipivodkas, Cuba Libres and Hi-Fi’s until 1AM.

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Gringo Cafe, Gringo Halloween (Ipanema)
The premiere edition of Gringo Halloween continues at Gringo Café. Tonight through November 1st, the American bar and diner is showing Halloween-themed movies each night. Tonight “Halloween H20” will play at 9PM. The Gringo Cafe is well known for bringing all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food, atmosphere and traditional holiday celebrations.
Gringo Cafe – 7PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: FREE with varying prices for food and drinks.

CLUBS:

MIXIN’ (Arpoador)
The MIXIN’ party is back again as Arpoador’s Cave hosts the third of the event’s Thursday night parties this month. Tonight it’s all about battles as Zedoroque faces off against Vinelli and Sany Pitbull takes on Grandmaster Raphael. Nino will throw down against Bruno and Saddam will go up aganist Tucho.
Cave – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$70

Veneno (Botafogo)
The weekly Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo with DJs Tulio, Beto Artista, Vitor Medina, Nastyman and Ronney Assad spinning to help you kick off your weekend celebrations early.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16-R$28

Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs RV, Vinelli, Lulinha and Farinha spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R20-R$40

Yes! We Love Passion Halloween Edition (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host a special Halloween edition of the Yes! We Love Passion party. Its not compulsory to wear costumes but the event would prefer you do and that they be purple, black, red and/or orange. La Passion Club will be decorated for the occasion and the event will feature an open bar until 4AM. DJs Ronaldo and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk. The open bar will have Antarctica beer, vodka, Hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas. There will also be Red Bull on the open bar until midnight and Sparkling wine for women. Additionally, Temakeria will provide Japanese cuisine.
La Passion Club – 9PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$10-R$60

Pic Schmitz and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
DJs Pic Schmitz and Junior Campos will spin the best of house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Tempero Carioca and Inácio Rios (Lapa)
It’s all about samba at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Inácio Rios gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present Marcelo Mimoso and special guest Tati Veras. Additionally DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Gafiera Carioca and Darcy Maravilha da Portela (Centro)
At 7:30PM, Darcy Maravilha da Portela will start off the night at Rio Scenarium by performing the best of samba. The group Gafieira Carioca will follow at 10:30PM, performing their unique blend of everything from rock to samba to boosa nova.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

PUBS & BARS:

Cris DeLra Band at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as Cris DeLra Band plays live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking to drink some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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