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cinco de mayoThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s Cinco de Mayo and several bars and restaurants in the city will celebrate Mexican pride and heritage tonight.

Beginning at 4PM, the Blue Agave in Ipanema will host the Blue Agave Fiesta, with live music plus food and drink specials.

At Blue Agave’s Copacabana location, in addition to a special Cinco de Maio menu, guests will also be offered free jello shots to commemorate the day.

In Leblon, Mexican resturant La Calaca will host the Festa do dia 5 de Maio on May 5th from 5PM to 1AM. During that event, there will be margaritas, two-for-one specials on Sol beer, and specials on totopos and guacamole for R$15. Addtionally, DJ Fábio Flyer will spin the best of deep house.

Popular Mexican restaurant Azteka on Ipanema’s Rua Visconde de Pirajá will offer a “special Mexican burger, with avocados, jalapeños, corn chips with chipotle sour cream, and green salad.” Additionally, customers joining in the festivities can also take advantage of special promotions, such as two-for-one margaritas from 5PM to 10PM and a free dessert for every fifth customer.

The Lapa Irish Pub will celebrate the holiday will special promotions and DJ Pedro Dee Jay spinning the best of the 70s, 80s, and 90s.


Bugio and Chinese Cookie Poets (Botafogo)
Tonight Quintavant presents the groups Bugio and Chinese Cookie Poets performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Rafael Sampa will join Chinese Cookie Poets during their performance.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Hardcuore Fest with Planet Hemp and Autoramas (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador in Lapa will host the Hardcuore Fest with bands Planet Hemp and Autoramas and MC’s HC and Marcelinho da Lua performing live.
Circo Voador –8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

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Xarpi (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of hip hop and deep house tonight as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Xarpi party. During the night, DJs Mãolee, Dree, Kymbo, and Krusty will spin hip hop, trap, funk, and prog dark and BK will perform in the subsolo (basement) while above at the Fosfobar, three pairs of DJs will spin the best of deep, tech house, and techno during back-to-back sets.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Veneno and Transe (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 DJs Tulio Araujo and Sal Oliveira will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. Additionally, DJ Marcus WR will spin for the Transe party on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 – R$40

Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM and additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas, and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. During the party, DJ Guga Fernandes will spin 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$40 – R$60

Quinta @ Cabaret Lounge (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo with host the Quinta party tonight with DJ Luciano Jacaré spinning during the event. Promotions will inclue two-for-one specials on Heineken and sparkling wine until 9:30 PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the O Clube party. DJs Nico, Drope, Rv, and Farinha will spin the best of hip hop and crossovers during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.


Dhy Ribeiro and Selfie Service (Centro)
The band Selfie Service will start the night at Rio Scenarium tongiht at 7:30 PM and singer Dhy Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, samba de gafieira, and samba rock.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 11PM
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 with salsa and merengue on the first floor and on the second floor, Trio Coração Nordestino will open and Nando Nogueira will follow with the best of forró. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during show intervals.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)

Moyseis Marques and JP Silva(Lapa)
JP Silva will perform to open the night at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight and Moyseis Marques will follow with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


Cinco de Mayo @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, DJ Pedro Dee Jay will spin the best of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. If you want to hear great music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Blue Agave Fiesta @ Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Blue Agave in Ipanema will host the Blue Agave Fiesta today beginning at 4PM. There will be live music plus food and drink specials. Blue Agave is well known for its Mexican cuisine, speciality drinks, and staff and clientele that speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 4PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Clube 79 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the 79 Club event returns to Saloon 79 in Botafogo with the band SeteNove performing live and welcoming the group Laranjas77. Additionally during the night, DJs Rafael Barreto will spin the best of rock before and after the shows.
Saloon 79 -House opens at 7PM; SeteNove is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 PM; and the Laranjas77 will begin at approximately 10:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
Mab’s in Copacabana is celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight with cold margaritas and hot salsa. This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is always great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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 to 2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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 nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

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 – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

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 – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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