Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Girls Night Out party returns to New Mariuzinn Copacabana with DJs Guga Fernandes (ex resident DJ of Cafe Del Mar) spinning the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM and caipirinhas will be free until 12AM.
Additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas and Cuba Libre all night long.
Seminar with Juracy Cançado (Copacabana)
BioCarioca will host the therapist Juracy Cançado tonight. Juracy will give a seminar about self-healing in times of crisis using a Do-In approach. This approach is a technique from Chinese medicine that uses massage of the acupuncture points.
BioCarioca – 7:30PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 28, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2523-4820
Resenha de Quinta (Copacabana)
Today, Gilda no Cantagalo will host a happy hour at 4PM with live samba music starting at 6PM. Promotions will include welcome drinks for the first 10 arrivals and double shots of caipifruits all night.
Gilda no Cantagalo – 4PM
Rua Saint Roman – Morro do Cantagalo, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 96494-6014
Entrance: FREE for women until 6PM. After, R$20 +
Veneno Disco Club (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. DJs Sal Oliveira and DJ Mariana Pinet will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. Promotions will include double shot caipirinhas and caipivodkas until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
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 music and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
O Clube (Gávea)
Once again the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the O Clube party with their resident DJs taking it in turn each week to spin the best of their genres and create a memorable night with their funky music sets.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.
Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
The Girls Night Out party returns to the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. There will be an open bar for women with SKYY vodka, beer, tropical drinks, sparkling wine, soda, water caipirinha, and additional mixed drinks including Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, ScrewDriver, Cuba Libre until 12AM. Caipirinhas will be free for men 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: Before 12AM – women FREE, men R$40. After 12PM – R$30 – R$40
Tonight, Palaphita will host the BaixoPala party with DJs Kako and Silvio Rio spinning the best of hip hop, black music, funk and trap. Promotions will include two for one on Heineken until 11PM. Starting at 7PM, there will be food trucks inside Palaphite, so party-goers can arrive early to enjoy good food and promotions in Heineken before partying until the early hours.
Palaphita Gavea – 7PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea – Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$30 – R$40
Roberta Espinosa e Tropical Nova, Universidade Sambalanço and DJ Marcelo Sabre (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM at Rio Scenarium, Roberta Espinosa e Tropical Nova will bring the best of samba classics. Following at 10:30PM is Universidade Sambalanço playing the best of Brazilian music. At midnight, DJ Marcelo Sabre will be sinning the best of Brazilian dance music.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM, 10:30 PM and 12AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela will perform live tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa bringing the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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. On the second floor during the night, the group Xaxado Novo will perform the best forró. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Darvyn Orlan will spin forró during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$30 (Cash only)
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Rock Back Thursday @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host a special Desafio Rock edition of the Rock Back Thursday party tonight.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
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: See venue for details
Mais que Nada (Coapcabana)
Mais que nada will host the Latin Fest party tonight with special promotions such as double shots on caipirinhas, caipivodkas and mojitos.
Mais que Nada – 10PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 12PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 48 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.
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