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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Once again D-Date at Zero Zero takes the lead on the Thursday night festivities. With resident DJ Bernardo Campos owning the dancefloor and everyone on it, there really is no substitute for a better night out.


Festival Circo Digital (Lapa)
In ties with the Rio+20, The Festival Circo Digital brings together artists from all walks of life to discuss and present art, technology, and sustainability. This is the third edition of this modern event with various displays and presentations, as well as musical guests Chelpa Ferro, who will be reunited for the first time since 1995.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533.0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Veneno (Botafogo)
For 7 years Veneno 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, R$28 without

D-Date (Gávea)
Get your weekly taste of quality music, food and people at the incredible indoor/ outdoor venue Zero Zero. Pollyane Simones and Renato Rossoni throw this new Rio staple every week with resident DJ Bernardo Campos and weekly guests providing the beats. Special food menu available for party goers.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$40 without

Hi Fi (Humaitá)
Local artists and DJs Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares from the Gang Bang parties notoriety get together now every Thursday for a dose of house music at the ever popular Doiz in Humaita. Great music and even better drinks.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Entrance: R$10

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


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

Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Toninho Geraes is back at Carioca da Gema to promote the release of is 3rd CD, “Preceito”. Come see what the success of this popular Brazilian pagode singer is all about.
Carioca da Gema – 11:00PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20


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 – 9AM
Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-2747
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (ICopacabana)
Mud Bug is a bar, restaurant and live venue with two locations in Copacabana. Providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well, there isn’t much missing from this new American style venue. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

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