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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TBT – The Black Thursday (Botafogo) – After a successful first edition, the TBT party returns to Botafogo’s Studio Line with the most soulful black music.

The party starts at 9PM, and DJs Lulinha, Nicko and Drope will be spinning throughout the night. Opening the party will be the group Crias da Eletrobase.

Check the event for further details.

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Jazz do Catete com SoulTrane (Catete) – Every Thursday, the SoulTrane band takes the best of jazz music to the neighborhood of Catete, starting at 7PM.

Taking place at Bartman, a bar inspired in DC’s character Batman, the show will amaze the audience with plenty of acid jazz, funk, hard-bop and soul.

Check the event for further details.

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Samba de Lei (Centro) – All the joy of Arco do Teles’ traditional “roda de samba” returns to Centro this Thursday.

Starting from 7PM, group Samba de Lei presents classic and contemporary compositions from the most Brazilian of all music genres.

The event will also include DJ and videoke, which will be happening inside Espaço XV, right at the side of Arco do Teles.

Check the event for further details.


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

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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