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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Studio RJ brings you a night of pure fun on the dance-floor with Virada a Festa. Get your groove on to the best in Brazilian groove as well as popular jams from the disco era and hits from the Eighties and more.


The Horrors + We Have Band (Lapa)
The Horrors are a British band formed in 2005. The first album “Strange House” reached 37th place in the UK Album Chart. The second album “Primary Colours” was in 25th place in England in 2009 and was chosen by the site NME as the best album of 2009. Their latest album “skying” has already reached 5th place in the UK album charts.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Virada a Festa (Arpoador)
Studio RJ brings back another edition of Virada a Festa with DJs Adriano Petermann, Marcelo Pio, Andrea Mattar and Renato Bavier playing the best in Brazilian grooves along with Disco, Pop, Rock and hits from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$40 without

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

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

Flamenco no Rio (Lapa)
Enjoy the sultry sounds of Flamenco in Rio with artists Ana Bayer, Geórgia Camara, Letícia Malvares, Luciano Camara, Alunas do Estudio Gesto, Marcos Moreno, Rodrigo Garcia and Talita Sanchez.
Lapa Café – 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Entrance: R$30


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

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