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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife PickMimic some of the best Brazilian artists at Choperia Brazooka on their Thursday night Sambokê in Lapa! Better brush up on your Cartola!


Cool (Gávea)
A window on the latest in the electronic music scene, whether a hot label or a talked about DJ.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Avenida Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Consult with venue

Copa Thug (Copacabana)
The monthly hip-hop throwdown is back with a pocket DJ set by MC Marechal, as well as DJs Saddam and Kymbo, plus MCs Essiele and Logi.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$10-40

Veneno + Molotov21 (Botafogo)
Rock and pop upstairs and down with this Thursday night mainstay, featuring Molotov21 on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: Free first 50 women until midnight, R$16 until midnight with lista amiga, R$20 after midnight with lista amiga, R$24 women and R$28 men without lista amiga


Tempora Carioca (Lapa)
As veterans of samba, Tempora Carioca will be putting motion into Carioca da Gema on this Thursday night.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$21

Cachaçaria do Mangue Seco (Lapa)
For live music and samba deep in the heart of Lapa, Cachaçaria do Mangue Seco takes their beats to the second level.
Cachaçaria do Mangue Seco
Rua do Lavrádio, 23, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947

Samba dá Sopa (Barra da Tijuca)
If you have a craving for Samba and don’t have the energy to make it all the way to Lapa then this may be your best bet. Dance to the rhythms of ex-soccer player Junior do Flamengo.
Bom Sujeito – 9:30PM
Est da Barra Tijuca, 18, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – Tel: (21) 2491-8955
Entrance: Price not available at press time.

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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
An entire house with two floors with various rooms, DJs that play rock n’ roll, an outdoor patio and even a Wii on a projector. Always an intense party until the wee hours a la its namesake.
Bar Bukowski – 6PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos, 270, Botafogo – (21) 2244-7303 / 7701-8300
Entrance: R$30 (full price). R$25 (lista amiga via Orkut), R$22 (lista amiga via Facebook)

Sambokê (Lapa)
Samba karaoke — better brush up on your Cartola!
Choperia Brazooka – 7PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: R$10

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