Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – British Pop music has held its own here in Rio for years. FestPop brings to light all your “BritPop” favorites, mixed with American rock and popular pop music from around the world.
Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares bring their funky house style to Doiz for their weekly venture Hi-Fi at the charming venue Doiz in Humaitá. Arrive early to enjoy drink specials and happy hour deals!
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests playing funky tech house, disco and more. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for D-Date attendees.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$40 without
For 7 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 is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops 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 guestlist, R$28 without
Festa POParty (Ipanema)
The term “BritPop” (a nickname for British Pop) refers to the sound of British bands like Oasis, Pulp and Elastica in response to American grunge, back in 94. Festa POParty takes it one step further. Expect to hear David Bowie, The Cure, The Smiths, Adele, Amy Winehouse and much much more.
Galeria Café – 10PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$28 with guestlist, R$38 without
Sistema Esférico de Som (Centro)
Sistema Esférico de Som was formed by Marcello Magdaleno, Rodrigo Sierra and Berval Moraes. The group makes use of samplers and electronic programming combined with sax, vibraphone and bass. Their repertoire includes jazz and jazz-funk. Come enjoy some smooth music at the first house of jazz in Rio.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
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
Quinta Arrasta Pé (Lapa)
Rodrigo Bittencourt makes a great “roda de forró” at Centro Cultural Carioca. The energy and forró repertoire is very stimulating for some dance floor action at this classic Rio venue.
Centro Cultural Carioca– 11:30PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
PUBS & BARS:
Caroline Café (Lagoa)
The Caroline Cafe is the most well known pub in Jardim Botânico, premised on the idea of merging modernity with casual chic. Located in the heart of Jardim Botânico, with beautiful sunsets at Dois Irmãos.
Caroline Café – 11AM
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games 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
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
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