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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Veneno has been going strong at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo for nine years. The reason for such an extensive lifespan is simple – beautiful people and great music. There isn’t much else one would need to have good time.

Held down at one of the oldest and well-known venues in Rio, Veneno blends their crowd as much as their music, featuring a variety of Brazilians and locals enjoying the best of rock, anthems, and classics from all decades. This party encourages the public to start the weekend on Thursday. Also, the first twenty women get through the door for free.

Tonight, resident DJs Tulio and Newton, drop pop and rock for all ages.


Inova que eu Gosto (Flamengo)
Inova que eu Gosto is a bloco that includes employees and friends of FINEP, which was founded in 2008 by a group of officials with the desire to popularize and promote the activity of science, technology and innovation through one of the most popular expressions of Brazilian culture, Carnival.
Inova que eu Gosto– 10PM
Route: Rua Barão do Flamengo, Rua Paissandu, seguindo por esta até a esquina da Senador Vergueiro
Entrance: Free


Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz (Lapa)
New York musician Scott Feiner and Pandeiro Jazz perform tonight at Vizta in Leblon. His recent CD release “A View From Below” received praise from Folha de São Paulo and American jazz magazine, DownBeat. Come hear for yourself tonight.
Vizta – 9PM
Avenida Delfim Moreira, 630 – Leblon (Marina Palace Hotel) Leblon – Tel: (21) 3206-5050
Entrance: R$30


Veneno (Botafogo)
For nine years, Veneno has anticipated the start of the weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people, all gathered at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Resident DJs Tulio and Newton, drop pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without

Old is Black (Gávea)
Residents DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Lulinha and Nobru Black throw down on vinyl and CD at 00 in Gávea. The chic venue serves food and drinks, as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women

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Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the new space has become a new staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$30

João Batista Quarteto (Centro)
Besides having played in the Tabajara Orchestra with Elza Soares and Farofa Carioca, among other big names from the music scene, João Batista is a musician, artist and founder of BJBB (Baixada Jazz Big Band). He will perform tonight at Santo Scenarium.
Santo Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10


Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
If beer and burgers are your thing, then you really must not miss Pub Escondido. With a funky modern decor and impeccably strong beer menu, there are only good times to be had. Delicious burgers and many other menu items also available.
Pub Escondido– 9PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 98 Loja A, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 2522-9800
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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 London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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