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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: 00 is this Thursday’s pick of the night. Start your weekend off right with the relaxing ambiance of 00. This lounge-like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hip-hop.


00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Thursday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hiphop.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Festa Connecting (Botafogo)
After so long waiting, hoping, dreaming, praying… Paradise is here! And to give you a start in this crazy world we decided to take the Garden of Eden theme to a whole new level. Eat the forbidden fruit at this live party at Pista 3.
Pista 3 – 10PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without

Festa POParty (Ipanema)
Galeria Café hosts a month-long party dedicated to the one and only Britney Spears! For those of you who are absolute Britney lovers, this is the place for you. LC Ambient on the one’s and two’s representing the best of Britney Spears from Hit Me, Baby, One More Time to Toxic.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
R$22 with Lista Amiga, R$28 without Lista Amiga


Paul Mattar (Lapa)
This pianist presents a repertoire of jazz standards and Brazilian instrumental music including Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Ivan Lins, Jobim and others. With five CDs released, Paul Mattar, was attended by Nico Assumption, Bala and Carlos Márcio Montarroyos in one of his quartets.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

Mulato Velho e Simone Lial (Lapa)
The Old Mulatto group and artist Simone LiAl present the show very Brazilian. A show focused on the diversity of our music, played with a language that mixes scholarly studies of the technique with the creativity of the hills and suburbs of Rio.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$20

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Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
This classic American-Irish bar has live music every night as well a pool table, sports on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

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