Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Spring has arrived in Rio de Janeiro, warming things up even more and heralding in a few changes in the nightlife scene at the same time. As such, freshly formed downtown hotspot La Paz will be trying out a new musical format in October, bringing a taste of jazz music to the normally electronica-dominated space.
There are two floors available for your listening pleasure as well as a open air smoking floor, as La Paz helps breathe new life into Rio’s jazz revival. Each week will feature new bands and musicians along with DJ Mustafa, playing the best of soulful house and lounge in between intervals.
Desperados Crew (Copacabana)
Tonight is the premier of Desperados Crew at Fosfobox in Copacabana. The collaboration brings together top DJs from the Wobble Crew, Brazilian Wax and the Nasty parties. Expect heavy beats and lots of dancing.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without
La Paz Jazz (Centro)
The fresh downtown nightclub La Paz is starting a new program in the month of October featuring the best of Jazz every Thursday night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Truly authentic Brazilian samba is represented tonight by Tempero Carioca at Carioca da Gema, with a veritable history lesson of samba. Having playing with such popular roda’s de samba as Cacique de Ramos, Casa de Bamba, Velha Guarda da Portela, Mangueira, the dancefloor is in safe hands.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Mano a Mano, Moyseis Marques and Forró Quinteto (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music, featuring the best of salsa, forró, samba and more.
Leviano – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana, is under new ownership by American expatriates. All the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and music.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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