Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, the Noir party returns to Palaphita Gavea with the Véspera de Feriado party. Bringing the best of black music, hip hop, trap and R&B, the night attracts a lively crowd ready to dance.
With special guests from Rio-based DJ collective The BlackHaus in addition to resident DJ Silvio Rio spinning tunes, plus special promotions on Amstel until 11PM, the evening is set to be a great way to see in the long weekend.
Veneno Disco (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. Tonight will bring some of Rio’s best DJs including DJs Beto Artista, Sal and Mariana Pinet spin the best of pop, rock, groove and classic hits from the 80s and 90s.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until midnight. R$30 – R$50 after midnight.
Noir: Véspera de Feriado @ Palaphita Quinta (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita invites Rio-based DJ collective The BlackHaus for their pre-holiday weekend edition of the Noir party. Resident DJ Silvio Rio joins guest DJs to bring the best of black music with current classics in addition to hip hop, R&B and trap. Promotions will include two for one on Amstel until 11PM.
Palaphita Gavea – 10PM
Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay in advance (R$30 – R$50) to avoid queues.
Love Boat Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the New Mariuzinn Copacabana brings a whole different style of party than its usual ones – a boat party. Price includes transfer from the venue to Marina da Gloria where the boat has a capacity of 120 people. There will be an open bar between 11pm and midnight, and a free distribution of mini pizzas. DJ Caue Campean will be spinning the best of house, electric, reggaeton, cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora, 435 – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$0 – R$40
Beatles Tribute with Black Monkees @ Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar (Lagoa)
Newly-opened Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar, a three-storey club in Lagoa, is back this Thursday with a special Beatles Tribute from band Black Monkees. Promising a selection of the band’s most iconic songs and free entry for the whole night, the club will provide good vibes all night long.
Jack Daniel’s Rock Bar – 8PM
Av Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Lagoa
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM on the first floor with their reinterpretations of works by Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Bládes, Ismael Rivera, Eddie Palmieri and Buena Vista Social Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host Tempero Carioca, with veteran samba musicians performing a true roda de samba at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Trezemeio and Familia Moadir (Centro)
Starting the night at Rio Scenarium this evening, musical group Trezemeio will bring the best of selected samba and choro works for guaranteed smooth listening. Later on, Familia Moadir will perform at 10:30 PM with their versions of classics from Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 3056, Loja B – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
With 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 Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular tourist hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Leblon is a great option. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best nightspots.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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