Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Spring has arrived in Rio de Janeiro, warming things up even more and heralding in a few changes in the nightlife scene at the same time. As such, freshly formed downtown hotspot La Paz will be trying out a new musical format in October, bringing a taste of jazz music to the normally electronica-dominated space.
There are two floors available for your listening pleasure as well as a open air smoking floor, as La Paz helps breathe new life into Rio’s jazz revival. Each week will feature new bands and musicians along with DJ Mustafa, playing the best of soulful house and lounge in between intervals.
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 Henrique Band.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without
Arpex Party (Ipanema)
Arpex returns for their Thursday night weekly dominance, with DJ Bruno Lima playing top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get there early while the bar serves up 40 liters of free frozen caipirinhas!
Studio RJ– 11 pm
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
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
Mano a Mano e Moyseis Marques e Forró Quinteto (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music, featuring the best of salsa, forro, jazz, samba and more.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Irish pub on Copacabana’s Avenida Atlântica is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap and a lively atmosphere.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica 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. Tonight is “Puro Malte”, featuring rock ‘n roll hits.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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