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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: The Gringo Café in Ipanema will be the haven for turkey-craving American expats this Thursday.  Traditional Turkey-day fare will be served all day to leave you completely stuffed, just like back home.  The party continues all weekend through Sunday!


Veneno (Botafogo)
Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered in Casa da Matriz. Kicking off are resident DJs Tulio and Newton, whose sounds always surprise the crowd.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2286-5257
Entrance: $16 until 12AM on Lista Amiga, $28 without

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 hip hop.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Discobitch (Botafogo)
Discobitch is a hit. The music ranges from the sexy rock and Marc Discopunk music for those with itching to dance. It’s a party of people who want to spend the entire night on the dance floor!
Pista 3 – 10PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without


Família Clarão (Lapa)
This samba group makes a tour of classic samba root and party high, ranging from Santa Rosa to Zeca Pagodinho. Opening group: Grupo Suburband
Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$20

Agenor de Oliveira (Lapa)
The singer, guitarist and composer from Rio, Agenor de Oliveira, accompanied by Top Hat and Nelson Cavaquinho, goes even further beyond the sambas of his own with partners Delcio Sergeant and Nelson Carvalho.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$20

Tino Junior (Lapa)
Tino Swingueira Junior member of the Swingueira 4, holds a degree in saxophone under some well known teachers such as and Vitor Santos Idriss Boudrioua. With several jazz festivals in luggage, Tino brings a team of first line of instrumental music for a gig with a lot of improvisation on themes of Brazilian music and jazz universal.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

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Gringo Café (Ipanema)

The American-themed café will feed scores of hungry Americans this Turkey-day.  Get stuffed all day (and through Sunday).  Make reservations as it is sure to fill up!
Gringo Café
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

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

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican bar and restaurant with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. Has the best margaritas in Ipanema, and also ask them about the new spot in Copacabana that just opened.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices

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

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