Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight La Paz in Centro presents the Breakz party, #Geração90 edition with all of the events proceeds going toward the production of the #Geração90 EP.
Tonight the band Letuce will launch their newest album, Estilhaça, live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Mohandas will open the show tonight and Céu and Luca Santattana with join Letuce during their show.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60
Cidadão Instigado (Botafogo)
Tonight, Friday night and Saturday night, Quintavant and Audio Rebel will present three live performances by Cidadão Instigado. Formed in 1994, the band consists of members Fernando Catatau, Dustan Gallas, Régis Damasceno, Clayton Martins, Rian Batista and sound engineer Yuri Kalil. They are known for their sounds that are influenced by Northeastern Brazilian rock from the 70s.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Festival Multiplicidade – Multi_03_Game over (Flamengo)
Today and tonight during the third event of Festival Multiplicidade 2025, there will be a celebration of the maker revolution and the next generation. From 10:30AM to 11:30AM, chidren ages eight to twelve will create and customize their own virtual reality goggles. Then at 8PM in the Oi Futuro Flamengo theater, the festival will welcome an audience of all ages for a presentation by the application startup, Gamesquare and a live performance by the duo Astromash. Additionally during the night, mobCONTENT will host mini virtual reality events and Cineclube RV will distribute Google cardboards.
Festival Multiplicidade – 8PM
Oi Futuro Flamengo, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Salsa in Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the Salsa in Rio party returns to the the Mariuzinn club in Copacabana. DJ Sabroson will spin the best of Latin Ryhthms including salsa, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, merengue and Latin pop and DJ Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house and deep house, hip hop and funk during the night. Additionally, caipirinhas and Cuba Libres will be free until midnight.
Da Vincci Lounge – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
It’s time again for the best of trap, twerk, bass, boom bap, deep house and techno as the Porn party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight for its eighth edition. Bernardo De Marsillac Romeiro Neto will serve as MC for the party while DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Daniel Sydens, and Bk’ + JXNVS spin in the subsolo (basement) and DJs Bru Campos, Breaking Leg’s and Pedro Piu spin above at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Bruno Vinelli, Farinha, RV and Flavia Xexeo spinning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
The Breakz party, #Geração90 edition, will feature DJs Will-Ow, Pachu, Ritmo Ritmo de Favela, ReBeCa, M$E, Totonete, and DoomMob spinning and Marcão Baixada, Antiéticos, and MC Aori will performing live during the night at La Paz in Centro. There will also be an expo, Pimp My Sneaker, by Maíra Bothelho and Street Burguez will provide food.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
Veneno and (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and Retrobeats will take over on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Shake U Up! (Ipanema)
On Thursday nights the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, is hosting the Shake u Party. DJs Angloa, Jonathan, Paulinho, and De Luca will spin the best of world music, trap, funk, and hip hop during the night. Promotions will include two for one beer all long. There will be an open bar for women until 12:30AM and caipirinhas will be free for men until 12AM. Additional promotions will include two for one specials on beer and vodka plus energy drinks all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 – R$30
Cabaret Quinta (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo presents the Cabaret Quinta party with DJ Fernando Dias spinning the best of rock and pop. Additionally, promotions will include two for one specials on Heinekn and sparkling wine from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126.
Entrance: R$15 – R$30
Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite and Fernanda Sant’anna (Centro)
Singer Fernanda Sant’anna will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of Brazilian rhythms including her reinterpreatations of works by Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Sérgio Sampaio, Jackson do Pandeiro, Clube da Esquina, and Novos Baianos among others. Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite will follow at 10:30PM will their reinterpretations of works by De Caroala, Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho, João Nogueira, and Tom Jobim, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor. Later on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will welcome special guests to perform live. 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
Tempero Carioca and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Tonight at 8:30PM, singer Nina Rosa will start things off at Carioca da Gema with the best of samba. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Decibelica @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the band Decibelica will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Clube do Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of instrumental rock and psychedelia tonight as Abraxas presents Novonada, Electric Goat Combo, and Psilocibina live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 9:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$21
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.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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