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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick : La Folie returns with a special edition called Sorpresa in association with clothing line Cabrón and french label Chinese Man Records. In the spirit of Carnival, La Folie will be presenting various styles of music, featuring Brasilian duo Glocal and more. The La Folie crew always puts on a great production with beautiful people, great music and even an even better vibe.

*List of featured Blocos in Rio during Carnival season

Badalo de Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa)
Bloco Party: Bandalo de Santa Teresa – 8PM
Largo das Neves (stationary) – Santa Teresa

Blocos dus impussivi (Centro)
Bloco Party: Blocos dus impussivi – 8PM
Av. Chile x Rua Lélio Gama – Centro

Mamelúdicos Eufóricos e outros Interofóbicos Frenéticos (Botafogo)
Bloco Party: Mamelúdicos Eufóricos e outros Interofóbicos Frenéticos – 7PM
Rua Real Grandeza – Botafogo


La Folie presents Sorpresa de Carnaval com Chinese Man
In the spirit of secular parties, La Folie teams up with clothing line Cabrón and French label Chinese Man Records to put on this special Carnival edition party. With the mindset of doing something different and crazy, La Folie has put together an amazing looking party with hometown heros Glocal, Machintal, Ricardo Estrella and Rockphonne.
La Folie
Location: Will be emailed upon RSVP to
Entrance: Entrance is only permitted to those who RSVP by email

Soriee (Gávea)
Celebrating the kick off of Carnaval with DJ’s Dirty Harris, Nana Torres and Saulo Ferraro. Enjoy one of Rio’s nicest venues with a beautiful outdoor indoor layout.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Veneno (Botafogo)
Seven years, Veneno (Poison) anticipates the start of your weekend 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 have much to see in pop and rock trucks of all ages and slopes, and sound that always surprises may arise throughout the night depending on the weather and inspiration.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with Lista Amiga (before midnight), R$20 with Lista Amiga (after midnight), R$28 without


Beko da Maia (Lapa)
From samba to rock, from bossa nova to forró, none of the repertoires is left out when Beko da Maia performs. But everything… In the right proportions.
Niño de Artes – 9PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Entrance: R$5

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

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


Banana Jack (Ipanema)
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: Not available at time of press

Blue Agave’s Pre (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Barzin (Ipanema)
Enjoy a sunny morning on the beach. Then, meet friends for lunch, chat, have a beer cold and crackling with a good laugh. This is the lifestyle of Rio and inspired by Barzin and brings a new concept in the late afternoon and evening of Ipanema. Great happy hour spot for those looking to meet new people.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Expand Wine Bar (Ipanema)
For a more laid back night with your significant other, Expand Wine Bar is the place to go if you insist on the best wine selection. Sample top-quality and boutique wines, accompanied by pleasant music and small wine dishes.
Expand Wine Bar
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523 2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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