Held down at one of the oldest and well-known venues in Rio, Veneno blends their crowd as much as their music, featuring a variety of rock, pop, anthems, and classics through the decades. A great place to start the weekend early and the first twenty women through the door are free.
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 litres of free frozen caipirinhas.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
For nine years, Veneno has anticipated the start of the weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people, all gathered at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Resident DJs Tulio and Newton, drop pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Truly authentic Brazilian samba is represented tonight by Tempero Carioca at Carioca da Gema, with a veritable history lesson of samba. Having playing with such popular roda’s da samba as Cacique de Ramos, Casa de Bamba, Velha Guarda da Portela, Mangueira, the dancefloor is in safe hands.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Mano a Mano, Moyseis Marques and 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, forró, 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, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas-style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite night-time hang-outs.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
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 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. Trendy decor and a mixed clientele, plus London Pride and Heineken on draft, make for a great night, and tonight is the Puro Malte party, featuring rock ‘n roll hits.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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