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

Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – D-Date continues their Thursday night dominance as resident Bernardo Campos invites an all female cast of DJs to represent Rio’s incomparable electronic music scene. Lady DJs include Vivi Seixas, Nana Torres, Rafa Canholato and Gabi Lima.


Robert Plant (Barra da Tijuca)
Considered to be one of the most inspiring artists of the past two centuries, Robert Plant engages thrilled audiences around the world, presenting music that emerged in the days of Led Zeppelin to modern tunes that represent the sounds of today. With his current band The Sensational Space Shifters, Plant lands in Brazil for a performance that delves deep into the roots of blues, recreating the genre that inspired music from around the world for decades.
HSBC Arena – 7PM
Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3035-5200
Entrance: Check with venue


D-Date (Gávea)
It’s ladies night at 00 this week, featuring an all female lineup plus resident Bernardo Campos. This week will feature local lady heroes Vivi Seixas, Nana Torres, Rafa Canholato and Gabi Lima. Arrive early for drinks on the deck, proceeded by banging beats inside. This is a special lineup, so don’t miss out on some of the best female DJs in Brazil.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel França, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

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

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


Mari Blue (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Mari Blue performs at Lapa Café with a show that mixes reinterpretations of established artists in various musical styles from samba to pagode to r & b and more. Lapa Café also has a very distinguished selection of fine imported and local beers.
Lapa Café – 8PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 457, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3971-6812
Entrance: R$10

Ana Costa (Lapa)
A special meeting of musicians representing the best of “rodas” telling the history of samba carioca: Cacique de Ramos, Casa de Bamba, Velha Guarda da Portela, Mangueira
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Vinícius Bar (Ipanema)
Looking for a low key romantic place for your Thursday night? Many of artists have performed at this very well known joint in Ipanema.
Vinícius Bar – 8PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 39, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 2523-4757
Entrance: Free


Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV, including an NFL game with the San Francisco 49’ers receiving the Seattle Seahawks. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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