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Caribena party, Melt, Leblon, Rio de JaneiroThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, funk venue Melt in Leblon will host the Caribeña – Baila Reggaeton party, organized by Rio nightlife pioneers, La Cumbia.

The vibe will be distinctly Carribean with DJs Nastyman and Penna spinning the best of reggaeton, cumbia, dancehall and zoukbass throughout the night.


Opening Night of the Explorer Bar (Santa Teresa)
Expat-owned Explorer Bar in Santa Teresa will open its doors to the publci tonight. There will be a show from Michell Agues, one of the best flair bartenders in Brazil and Latin America in addition to live band, Patuá that will perform the best of forró, samba, mpb and chorinho. Promotions will include a happy hour between 7PM and 8PM where it’s two for one on drinks.
Explorer Bar – 7PM
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 399, Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3264-9665
Entrance: FREE

Rio Inspired Christmas Special (Leme)
Tonight Rio Inspired will hold a special event that combines great music of soul and jazz, comedy, storytelling and raffles – there is a lot of various, fun activities packed into one night. All proceeds go to local Rio charities – Favela Phoenix and Infancia sem Fronteiras. A highlight of the night will include Multi-talented British singer and pianist, Jeremy Goddard, hilarious Carioca stand-up comedian, Smigol and many more comedians and storytellers to entertain you througout the night.
Manifesto – 8:30 PM
Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana, 22 – Leme
Entrance: R$30


Veneno Disco (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo 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 some of Rio’s best DJs including DJs Beto Artista & Sal and DJ Peique 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: R$0 – R$50

Baixo PalaFood (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Baixo PalaFood night. Starting at 7PM, the venue will have a set up of various popular and delicious food trucks. After, Amanda Quirino, Silvio Rio and André Gottgtroy will take over the dance floor and get everyone in the mood for dancing. Promotions will include two for one on Heineken.
Palaphita Gavea – 7PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: See venue for details

Dose Dupla @ Cabaret Lounge (Botafogo)
Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Dose Dupla party tonight. DJ Luciano Jacaré will spin the best of pop rock, hip hop and house throughout the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight the Girls Night Out party returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana with an open bar from until midnight for girls and free caipirinhas for guys until midnight. DJ Guga Fernandes will be spinning the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$0 – R$40

Caribeña – Baile reggaeton (Leblon)
Tonight, nightlife venue Melt in Leblon will host the Caribeña party, brining the best of Caribbean beats. DJs Nastyman and Penna will be spinning the best of reggaeton, dancehall, zoukbass and cumbia all night.
Melt – 11PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

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Samba do Miranda, Marcelinho Moreiro and DJ Marcelo Sabre (Centro)
Samba do Miranda will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with traditional samba classics, followed by singer Marcelinho Moreiro at 10P:30 M with more samba hits. Finally at midnight, DJ Marcelo Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance music.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

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 Clube.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)

Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host Julio Estrela, a wonderful Brazilian singer that will bring a lively and fun night to the venue.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


Los Madrugas @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of national rock as the band Los Madrugas performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. Promotions will include two for one on Jagermeister. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

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
Av. 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
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
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.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a hipster atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free (sometimes with cover charge for live music)

Live Rock – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for live rock’n’roll at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jagermeister.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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