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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The freshly opened bar/restaurant Barzinho has already made a big splash in the media and nightlife scene. The wonderfully decorated venue has already played host to various parties, rocked by various DJs and dance-floor goers alike. Owners chef Fabio Battistella along with actor and DJ Rodrigo Penna are continuing their reign stemming from the success of their other ventures including bar and restaurants Meza Bar, Doiz and new hostel named Oztel. The duo have set their sites on Centro, opening one of Rio’s newest nightlife venues.

Aside from its creative, colorful decor including exciting light work and incredible chandeliers, the tables and chairs are done up as well as even the bathrooms. There is definitely no lack of style here. To help push the success of this spot even further, local DJ legend Mauricio Lopes has begun a new project on Thursday nights called MAUzinho, where the superstar DJ will reside as resident, calling weekly guests to join him on the decks. Tonight is the first edition MAUzinho, where Mauricio will be joined by Cau Lopes to get things started.


Mostra Livre de Artes (Lapa)
In honor of their 30 year career of hosting the best and boldest events in Rio, Circo Voador presents Mostra Livre de Artes, a show/ exposition featuring artists, poets, films, bands and DJs. There is a complete program beginning with poetry followed by films both inside and outside and bands later on in the night. Full art expositions will be displayed as well.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Titãs (Lapa)
Legendary rock back the Titãs are back at Fundição Progresso to celebrate their 30 year career and success. The Titãs are one of the most successful bands in Brazil, having sold more than 6.3 million albums and have been covered by several well-known Brazilian artists as well as a couple of international singers.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


MAUzinho (Humaitá)
Mauricio Lopes has begun a new project at the new Barzinho located in Centro. This new location is beautifully decorated with bright colors and a collage of decor. Having only been open for 2 months, word is getting out fast. Mauricio welcomes Cau Lopes to join him on the decks. Expect top notch house, tech and disco.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
R. Lavradio, 170, Centro – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$25

Hi-Fi (Humaitá)
Icaro dos Santos and Saulo Laudares bring their funky house style to Doiz for their weekly venture Hi-Fi at the charming venue Doiz in Humaitá. Arrive early to enjoy drink specials and happy hour deals!
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55, Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Entrance: R$10

D-Date (Gávea)
D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests playing top tunes of house, tech house, disco and more. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for D-Date attendees.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Veneno (Botafogo)
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. The first track is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops 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

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


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

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album New Target, praised by critics as a “soul of samba.”
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35


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. Get your full NFL package at Shennanigans as well, broadcasting your favorite games on one of many flatscreens as this Thursday the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Diego Chargers.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Banana Jack (Ipanema)
This bar specializes in entertainment, attractions and drink specials all night. Call nightly to check entertainment.
Banana Jack – 9PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 06, Praça General Osório, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2521-9055
Entrance: Check with venue for events

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