Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thursday nights are on fire at Studio RJ for the weekly shindig Arpex. Tonights freaky Halloween party is aimed at all nationalities, creatures, ghouls, goblins and freaks alike, basically for anyone who likes music, dancing, shrieking and good times.
Held at Studio RJ, the beautiful live venue located in Arpoador overlooks the famous Ipanema beach. The resident DJ Bruno Lima drops a variety of music from international pop hits to famous Brazilian classics, to your favorite electro bangers and hip hop classics. The mix of music matches the mix of people in attendance. Enjoy free caipirinhas to get things rolling. Dress to impress as costumes aren’t required but definitely encouraged.
Arpex Halloween Party (Ipanema)
Arpex is on tonight in a truly freaky fashion as they celebrate Halloween. Get there early while the bar serves up 40 liters of free frozen caipirinhas. Be sure to dress to impress.
Studio RJ – 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Veneno Halloween Party (Botafogo)
For nine years Veneno has anticipated the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people, all gathered at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Tonight is a special Halloween edition, so be ready get freaky.
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
Mano a Mano, Moyseis Marques and Forró Quinteto (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music. The night will feature the best of salsa, forró, samba and more.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Nilze Carvalho (Lapa)
Singer, songwriter and mandolin player, Nilze Carvalho will be playing a mix songs from his latest CD, “O Que É Meu”. His repertoire consists of samba classics, offering a truly Carioca experience.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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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