Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are heating up at Studio RJ for the new weekly shindig Arpex. This new frequent funk fest is a party for all nationalities, acknowledging the various cultures and visitors in Rio. This party is aimed at tourists, gringos and locals alike, pretty much anyone who likes music, dancing and drinks.
Held down at Studio RJ, this beautiful live venue is located in the heart of Arpoador, overlooking the beautiful beach. Arpex plays a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics. Also enjoy 40 liters of free caipirinhas to get things rolling.
The Cure (Barra)
Legendary English rock band The Cure arrive in Rio tonight at the HSBC Arena. This iconic group, led by singer and guitarist Robert Smith, has had an extraordinary career spanning more than 35 years and tens of millions of records sold.
HSBC Arena– 7PM
Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3035-5200
Entrance: Tickets range from R$100- R$450
Arpex Party (Ipanema)
DJ Bruno resides on the decks playing house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get your swerve on as the bar offers 40 liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come meet a variety of great people at one of Rio’s top new venues in the heart of Arpoardor.
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
For seven years Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. The first track will be by resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drop pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without
Firmamento & Nando Luiz (Lapa)
Sertanejo takes the stage at Lapa 40º tonight with Nando Luiz. Opening the night up will be samba from Firmamento.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + Dj Chicote (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music and sports, and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. This original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands, but also has a fun decor and vibe on its own.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: Check with venue
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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