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We have three top picks for Thursday’s Rio Nightlife, and below a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

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Mureta Groove (Leme) – Tonight, the Mureta Groove party is back to Pedra do Leme, offering great music in one of Rio’s most stunning landscapes.

Starting from 6PM, the party invites DJs Drope and Nicko to spin rhythms like black music, soul, nu disco, house and Brazilian music.

There will be promotions on redbull and vodka for R$16,90.

Mureta do Leme – Praça Almirante Julio de Noronha – Leme

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Gafieira de Portas Abertas (Centro) – Tonight, the traditional Gafieira Elite, in Centro, promotes the free party “Gafieira de Portas Abertas”.

DJs will be spinning the latest hits, from Brazilian funk to pop and hip hop. There will be promotions on beer, capirinha, catuaba, among other drinks.

In order to get free entrance, put your name on the Facebook event’s list.

Gafieira Elite – Rua Frei Caneca, 4 – Centro

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Samba que Elas Querem (Lapa) – The great women-only group “Samba que Elas Querem” performs at Ganjah Lapa tonight, fascinating the audience with its beautiful “roda de samba”.

Starting at 8PM, the “roda” pays tribute to all the renowned “samba queens”, like Clara Nunes, Dona Ivonne Lara, Leci Brandão, Jovelina Pérola Negra, among others.

Ganjah Lapa – Rua do Rezende, 76 – Lapa

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Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
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

Winehouse (Botafogo)
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
Entrance: FREE

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.

Blue Agave (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 expat 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 Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Entrance: FREE

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