Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – This holiday’s evening, it’s time for the hottest American funk music with sax player Maceo Parker at Blue Note Rio, at 8PM.
One of the American funk’s founding fathers, Parker became famous for being one of James Brown’s band main members. His sax performance has specially stood out in hits like “Sex Machine” and “I Got You” (I Feel You).
In tonight’s show, Parker will present classics by James Brown and by Maceo & the King’s Men and George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic, bands of which he has already been part.
Hamilton de Holanda and O Baile do Almeidinha (Lapa)
Baile do Almeidinha, one of the coolest Brazilian instrumental music parties, is back to Lapa tonight. Musician Hamilton de Holanda and band present dancing renditions from chorinho, samba and jazz music until late in the night. DJ Lencinho plays in the breaks, and singer Fafá de Belém will also participate in the show.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$20 – R$60
Maceo Parker (Lagoa)
Tonight, American musician Mateo Parker, former member of James Brown’s band, will be starring at Blue Note Rio, amazing the audience with the best of American funk music.
Blue Note Rio – 8PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3577-4477
Entrance: see venue for details
Veneno + Multiplex (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight, with DJs Beto Artista, Pinet & Sal playing on the first floor while DJ Djs from the Multiplex party spin EBM and synthpop on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until midnight. R$30 – R$50 after midnight.
Love Boat Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the New Mariuzinn Copacabana brings a whole different style of party than its usual ones – a boat party. Price includes transfer from the venue to Marina da Gloria where the boat has a capacity of 120 people. There will be an open bar between 11pm and midnight, and a free distribution of mini pizzas. DJ Caue Campean will be spinning the best of house, electric, reggaeton, cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora, 435 – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$0 – R$40
Hora Extra (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Hora Extra (Extra Hour) party with resident DJ Silvio Rio and samba group Família S.A. The party will bring a host of black music with current classics in addition to hip hop, R&B and trap.
Palaphita Gavea – 10PM
Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: R$0 – R$50. Pay in advance (R$30 – R$50) to avoid queues.
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 Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)
Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Tonight Carioca da Gema will host singer Nelson Felix, who will present a lively show with samba classics and authentic compositions.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Samba do Bilhetinho (Botafogo)
The Samba do Bilhetinho group gathers tonight in Botafogo to perform the best of samba music in a chilled, friendly atmosphere, bringing renditions from legends like Wilson Batista, Ismael Silva, Paulo da Portela, Silas de Oliveira, Cartola and Paulinho da Viola.
Fuska Bar – 5PM
Rua Capitão Salomão, 52 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2266-3621
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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
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
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
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
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