Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are on fire at Studio RJ for the weekly shindig Arpex. This funk fest is a party for all nationalities, acknowledging the various cultures and visitors in Rio. This party is aimed at tourists, gringos and locals alike, or anyone who likes music, dancing and drinks.
Held at Studio RJ, this beautiful live venue is located in Arpoador, overlooking the famous Ipanema beach. The resident DJ Bruno Lima drops a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics, to your favorite EDM bangers and hip hop classics. The mix of music matches the mix of people in attendance. Enjoy free caipirinhas to get things rolling.
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 40L of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Residents DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Pedro Piu throw down todays top hip hop hits on vinyl and CD at 00 in Gávea. The chic venue serves food and drinks as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Singer and composer Toninho Geraes, a very big name in Brazilian music, is about to release his third CD, titled “Precito”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — 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 to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlântica, 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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