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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Gringos be ware. Super fancy celebrity Hotel Fasano brings you Baile Gringo in the uber-upscale club Baretto-Londra. DJs play the best hits of pop, rock, funk and soul at this chic venue, where Madonna, Brittany Spears and Beyonce frequent.


Baile Gringo (Ipanema)
Thursdays are getting a bit more classy as celebrity hotel Fasano brings you Baile Gringo in the bar/ lounge Baretto-Londra. This night hosted by Rodrigo Lampreia will include hits from Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Spice Girls and many more. This chic bar includes a great drink menu and incredible decor.
Baretto-Londra – 8PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 80, Ipanema – Tel:(21) 3202-4000
Entrance: R$30 with guestlist, R$80 without

Hi-Fi (Humaitá)
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. The combination of music and ambience is ever so present as barmaster Sandra Mendes creates some of the best and most original drinks in Rio. Arrive early to enjoy drink specials and happy hour deals!
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Entrance: R$10

D-Date (Gávea)
If you are in Rio, then you no doubt need to check out this party. The weekly Thursday night kingpin has sprouted wings and taken off. Hosting a full dancefloor week after week, this party is at the front lines. Resident DJ Bernardo Campos welcomes Sao Paulo bad boy Daneil El Souto warming up the outside deck with jazz, disco, acid and more. Inside will include tech house duo Simple Jack from Brasilia and DJ Crash Toniatti from Curitiba.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$40 without

Veneno (Botafogo)
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

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


Red Sullivan (Centro)
This flute master from Dublin has worked with many leading jazz musicians of Ireland. In his recent work he switches from flute to piccolo, showing his skills interpreting jazz standards and bossa nova rhythms.
Santo Scenarium – 8:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

Forróneja (Lapa)
Today is Grupo Sotaque do Nordeste, formed by the Fidélis do Acordeom (accordian), Antônio Faísca (vocals and triangle), Mozart Laranjeira (bass) e Beto Marrom (drums).
The group will represent forró in style with their popular hits “foot-hills” with songs like “Chicorrio”, “Home”, “Ocean’s wish”, “Capital of forró”, “Saudade reckless” and “Tarnation in forró”.
Lapa 40º – 10:00PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30

Vinícius Bar (Ipanema)
Looking for a low key romantic place for your Thursday night? Many of artists have performed at this very well known joint in Ipanema.
Vinícius Bar – 8PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 39 – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 2523-4757
Entrance: Not available at time of press


Banana Jack (Ipanema)
Banana Jack sits nicely in the heart of Ipanema, providing some serious taste-bud treats with hearty burgers, pasta and an array of food as well as music on certain nights. This bar specializes in entertainment, attractions and drink specials all night. Call nightly to check entertainment.
Banana Jack – 9PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 06 – Praça General Osório – Ipanema – (21) 2521-9055
Entrance: Free

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

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. You might walk in, but you will probably stumble out.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices

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