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

nflThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Aiming to be the hub for watching American football games in Rio de Janeiro, the Blue Agave in Ipanema and The Rio Times will kick off the season tonight with the NFL Season Opening party.

The event which will take place in partnership with Flamengo Futebol Americano and the American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio), will feature live streaming of the game and promotions including buckets with six longneck Bohemia, Budweiser, or Heineken beers for R$50; caipirinhas and caipivodka (lime) for R$10 each; half-price shooters; and R$6 off nachos and quesadillas.

Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is well known for streaming live sporting events and for its mostly English-speaking staff and mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment.

LIVE:

Rodrigo de Jesus Trio (Botafogo)
Known for their freejazz, ECM, and experimental sounds, the Rodrigo de Jesus Trioa perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Afrojazz (Méier)
Tonight the group Afrojazz will launch their new album African Brothers live at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier. DJ Negralha will spin to open the night.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

HeartBeatz Party

CLUBS:

Veneno and Dirrty (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJ Tulio Araujo will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. Additionally on the second floor during the night, DJs Andrea Mafer and Suirá will spin the best of pop for the Dirrty party. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas/caipivodkas until 1AM and Budweiser for R$7.50 all night. .
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

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 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Dose (Arpoador)
The Dose party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with DJs David Levy and Haron Dufau spinning the best hip hop, trap, bass and deep house throughout the night. Promotions will include free caipirinhas until 1AM.
Cave – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. From 11PM until 12AM, 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. 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: R$30-R$60

O Clube (Gávea)
Once again the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the O Clube party with DJs Nicko, RV, and Farinha spinning the best of hip hop and crossovers tonight.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Nelson Félix and Ronaldo Gonçalves (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30PM at Rio Scenarium, muscian and composer Ronaldo Gonçalves will perform the best of classic samba including his reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi, and Paulo César Pinheiro, among others. Nelson Félix will follow at 10:30PM with more of the best of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

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)

Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela will perform live tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

PUBS & BARS:

Jorge Amorin & Tribo @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of jazz music as Jorge Amorin & Tribo perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rock Back Thursday @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host another edition of the Rock Back Thursday tonight with the Rock Back Band performing the best of pop, rock, and new wave live. Additionally, DJs Mario Mamede, Abrahin, and Theddy-o will spin during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 10PM and buy five get one free specials on Budweiser or Stella specials all night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$10

NFL Season Opening Party (Ipanema)
Tonight Blue Agave Ipanema will host the NFL Season Opening Party. 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 – 9PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Live Rock – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for live rock’n’roll at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jagermeister.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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 – 6:30PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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