The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

BomBástic Hits @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – Three floors and two dancefloors with all the hits from Brazilian funk and international pop.

Featuring DJ Slim, DJ Gabriel Velmont, and VJ Rafael.

There will be a dance team, a tequila team handing out free shots and pours, plus free caipirinha until midnight.

DJ Slim will be playing funk, reggaeton, pop, rap and trap.

DJ Gabriel Velmont will serve out pop, dance, hiphop, reggaeton, and lots of funk.

The night gets going at 11PM and costs R$20.

BomBástic Hits – Avenida Mem de Sá, 65 – Lapa

For more information, go to the event page.

Beach Combers @ Zion Botafogo (Botafogo) – Beach Combers are not exactly a common type of trio. Bernar Gomma (guitar), Paulo Emmery (bass) and Lucas Leão (drums) mix the sound of surf music’s guitars with the garage noise of the sixties.

All this without appearing or sounding like a nostalgia band.

Their new album “Beach Attack” (LP, CD and K7) was released and digitally distributed by Deck Disc Label. The trio was also featured as the opening act for the Rolling Stones, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters at Maracanã, Marky Ramone at Imperator, Erasmo Carlos, Barão Vermelho, among others.

They also recently played with Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Star and drummer of The Who) on the boardwalk in Ipanema.

This should be a great night of music for all those alternative rock fans out there.

Beach Combers – Praia de Botafogo 454 Sobrado – Botafogo

For more information, head to the event page.

We Party! @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – This Thursday is the fourth edition of We Party! at Fosfobox.

It’s time to invade the dancefloor once again and get the best warm up for your weekend with lots of pop and funk and electronic music.

Admission is free until midnight if you put your name on the event wall. After that it’s R$20 with your name on the wall and R$30 without.

The line up is confirmed as Lucas Dutra, Afonso Feijo, Fernando Castilho, Luca Tessadrelli, Leo Monteiro, and Beto Artista.

The night should kick off at 11PM.

We Party! – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, check the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


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

Symposium Bistro (Laranjeiras)
Run by Uruguayan expat José Hodara, the bistro offers the best national and international labels, which can be accompanied by a selection of cheeses, sausages or a main dishes, like the majestic Uruguayan chorizo beef.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Ipiranga, 65 – Laranjeiras – (21) 2205-3122
Entrance: Free

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

Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
Those into the pub atmosphere will also love Pub Escondido, a discrete venue with premium beer labels, modern design and a really cool vibe. The pub offers 24 different beer taps, which includes the house’s draught beer, Escondido Weiss, made of wheat.
Pub Escondido – 6PM
Rua Aires de Saldanha, 98 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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.

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