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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Hailing from London, Hot Chip appeared on the scene with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was issued by Victory Garden Records, a label owned and operated by members of London’s resident lo-fi psychedelic rock institution Southall Riot. A hypnotic wash of subtle — nearly subliminal techno beats, acoustic guitars, and funky pianos riffs, but the vocals truly stood out as original and unique.

Now after touring the world and releasing a successful string of album after album, Hot Chip returns to Rio after a six year hiatus from Brazil. The gang will arrive at Circo Voador to a mostly likely sold out house.


Hot Chip (Lapa)
Grammy-nominated band Hot Chip arrives at Circo Voador tonight, after having played at festivals in Glastonbury, Sónar Spain, Big Day Out in Australia and Lollapalooza in Chicago. The British electronic music band was formed in 2000 and has made a serious name for themselves in the music business.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$140


Arpex (Ipanema)
DJ Bruno resides on the decks playing house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get your swerve on as the bar offers 40L of free frozen caipirinhas! Come meet a variety of great people at one of Rio’s top new venues in the heart of Arpoardor.
Studio RJ – 11 pm
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 78722748
Entrance: R$25

Festa POParty- Bye Bye Summer Hits! (Ipanema)
Say goodbye to summer in style at Galeria Cafe. Festa POParty is back with all the hits from David Bowie, The Cure, The Smiths, Adele, Amy Winehouse and much much more from VJ LC Ambient. Festa POParty is also celebrating a birthday, so drink specials are in full effect!
Galeria Café
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$24 with guest list, R$40 without

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


Gijs Andriessen (Centro)
Pianist and jazz composer Gijs Andriessen was born into a family of musicians in Holland. He then moved to Rio de Janeiro to study Brazilian music and culture. Come hear the results of his hard work tonight at Santo Scenarium.
Santo Scenarium – 7:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: Free

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, televised sports and all sorts of pub games, such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema. March Madness games available on the big screens!
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 – 5PM
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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