Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – RapSoul is the newest edition to the Thursday night mayhem of Rio de Janeiro. Situated at the chic indoor/ outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gavea, this new dance fest features only the best in hip hop, funk and soul, rare groove and more. Resident DJs include Rv, Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Pedro Piu.
Thursdays at 00 have been nights of success, one after the other. From house to hip hop, the new Friday has proven itself time and time again. RapSoul will feature a steady lineup of locals and out of town guests to throw down on both vinyl and digital formats. The venue is considered one of Rio’s nicest, due to the outdoor patio deck for socializing, smoking and drinking as well as the inside colorful dancefloor with a killer soundsystem. Pretty much everything you need all in one place.
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. Resident DJs Tulio and Newton, drop 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 guest list, R$28 without
Arpex Party (Ipanema)
Arpex returns for their Thursday night weekly dominance, with DJ Bruno Lima playing top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get there early while the bar serves up 40L of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ– 11 pm
Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Thursdays are now filled with soul as resident DJs Bruno Vinelli, Pedro Piu and Fabio Farinha bring the funk at 00 in Gavea. Hip hop, funk and soul blend so well together, and are now enjoyed in the comfort of the chic venue 00, which features an outside patio deck and and inside dancefloor.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo..
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + Dj Chicote (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
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 – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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 to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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