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


Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Niteroi is stepping up in recent months with a handful of top notch DJs both locally and internationally making appearances at one of many great house and tech house parties. Tonight is no different as the new venue Casa Boate presents Bridge, featuring some local favorites and international guests.

Hailing from Germany, 8bit label owner, DJ and producer Gorge is in Rio and will be playing exclusively in Niteroi along with local duo Bruce Leroys, apprised of Marcelo Abreu and Diogo Vaille, who will be launching their first release on German label OFF Recordings. Other guests include Leo Janeiro, Rod B and Rod Maya.


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 40 liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$25

Casa Boate apresenta Bridge (Niteroi)
Tonight will feature local tech and house DJs Bruce Leroys, Leo Janeiro, Rod Maya and Rob B alongside guest DJ, producer and label owner Gorge. His label 8bit has been named one of the top labels most charted by popular DJs over the past few years.
Casa Boate – 10PM
Rua Mariz e Barros n° 397 – IcaraÍ, Niterói, – Tel: (21) 2711-0874
Entrance: R$30

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


Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz (Botafogo)
Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz bring their smooth sounds to the charming venue Bar Oztel in Botafogo for the new concept Jam Rio, which aims to bring together music composers, performers and songwriters alike to perform original material. Feiner is a native of New York City, but has lived in Rio for over ten years.
Oztel – 8:30 PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 9, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3042-1853
Entrance: R$20

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
Entrance: R$20


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts plus 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 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 to kick off Saturday night.
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 Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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