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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Sambotica (Cosme Velho) – The Sambotica will bring the the best “roda de samba” to the charming Largo do Boticário this afternoon, in Cosme Velho.

Starting at 4PM, the free outdoor presentation will gather eight musicians who will bring special renditions of samba classics. Group Pim Pim Pom will be opening Sambotica’s show.

Largo do Boticário – Cosme Velho

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Mureta Groove (Leme) – Good music and a stunning sunset meet this evening in Leme as the Mureta Groove party returns to Mureta do Leme, starting from 6PM.

DJs Nicko and Drope will pump the party up with the best of disco, house, black music soul and Brazilian music.

Mureta do Leme – Av. Atlântica s/n – QL 15 – Caminho dos Pescadores – Leme

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Jazz de Quinta com Zé Bigode (Tijuca) – Tonight, singer and instrumentalist Zé Bigode goes up on Doninha Delivery’s stage, in Tijuca, participating in the “Jazz de Quinta” project.

Starting at 8PM, the show brings an interesting blend of jazz music, Afrobeat and even Brazil’s regional rhythms, like maracatu and baião.

Doninha Delivery – Rua Santo Afonso, 445 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3199-1133

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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 (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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