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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – D-Date continues their weekly Thursday night dominance with resident DJ Bernardo Campos and guests at the plush restaurant and club 00 in Gavea. This venue is one of Rio’s premier nighttime venues, featuring a stunning menu of food and drinks.

Thursdays offer a special party based menu, with a few select favorite dishes offered at great prices for party goers. This week local DJ/ producer Krishna Gomes, son of famed duo Baby Consuelo e Pepeu Gomes, celebrates his birthday in true rock-star fashion as he plays a special b-day set of house, tech house and more. He will be joined by Ritual’s own Andre Britto.


Dirty Projectors (Lapa)
The Dirty Projectors were born in 2003 as an experimental indie rock band. Throughout their career, the New Yorkers have already accumulated seven albums, among them, Bitte Orca (2009), which sold over 86 million copies and won praise from rapper Jay-Z.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


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 Krishna Gomes and Andre Britto. 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 seven 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


Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Take a musical history lesson of samba as this Tempero Carioca delves deep into the past and presents a repertoire of samba classics.
Carioca da Gema – 11:00PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

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


InterNations Rio Party in Centro (Centro)
InterNations is hosting their second and final event of the year, bringing together Brazilian and expatriates at the super cool French-fusion Coccinelle Bistro tucked away on a cobblestone street in Centro, close to Praca XV.
Coccinelle Bistrô – 7PM
Travessa do Comercio 11 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8602
Entrance: R$25

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. Enjoy all your favorite NFL programming here.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Under the arches in Lapa is a pub haven from the samba storm with live rock music and guinness to make a world traveler feel at home.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$15

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