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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Zero Zero (00) is the way to start your weekend off right with a lounge like setting and a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hip hop.


HitMe (Botafogo)
Another year ending (finally for some), and another holiday season of Hit Me is coming to Rio to keep you dancing all night! Here only hits roll: Pop, Rock, Electro, Hip Hop and all the crazy things that go blasting music on the charts and tracks around the world!
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without

00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Thursday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hiphop.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Veneno (Botafogo)
Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered in Casa da Matriz. Kicking off are resident DJs Tulio and Newton, whose sounds always surprise the crowd.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2286-5257
Entrance: $16 until 12AM on Lista Amiga, $28 without


Puro Acaso (Lapa)
The Lapa offers much more than that, and samba mold fun is guaranteed every week!
With a decor inspired by the Rio Antigo, homemade pub food, belisquetes and delicious sandwiches on the menu, plus beer and ice cream, of course, the group Puro Acaso, are samba guys that will rock the crowd.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15

Gafieira na Surdina (Lapa)
Gives a new freshness to old styles like samba, choro and gaff, providing sophisticated orchestral arrangements and irresistible dance, which infect the public at the first contact.
Rio Scenarium 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$20

Forróneja com Trio Potiguá e Charles & Juliano (Lapa)
The Trio opens with rhythmic forro, bringing traces of ballad and xaxado beyond the schottische. The repertoire includes “Pleasing You”, “Cherub Angel,” “Good Reason,” “I Just Want A Xodó,” “Sunflower,” among others.
Lapa 40º 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1338
Entrance: R$20 women, R$30 for men

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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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

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