Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz will host a special edition of karaoke night tonight. Working alongside Rainbow party, the popular venue in Botafogo will create a night with plenty of glitter and a unicorn theme,
There will be plenty of live DJs spinning the best of pop, rock and indie throughout the night. There will also be special promotions on beers and cocktails.
Tonight, Revelação will perform the best of samba. The band is considered one of the most important national samba bands and tonight will give a performance based on their new album, O Bom Samba Continua (The Good Samba Continues and will also include their versions of samba legends Arlindo Cruz, Jorge Aragão, Leandro Fab, Sombrinha and Adilson Ribeiro.
Lapa 40 Graus – 10PM
Rua Riachuelo, 97 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3970-1338
Entrance: See venue for details
Karaokê Indie – Rainbow Party: Unicorn theme (Botafogo)
The Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with their regular karaoke night, but tonight has a special edition. The venue will collaborate with Rainbow Party to produce a night with plenty of glitter and a unicorn theme. There will be live DJs performing throughout the night and there will be promotions on cocktails and beers too.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30 – R$40
La Fiesta Latina (Copacabana)
Tonight the La Fiesta Latina is back with Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Bachata. For two hours, there will be free beer and caipirinhas. DJs Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house, hip-hop, Brazilian funk and trap throughout the night.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 10PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2521-1952
Entrance: R$0 – R$45
La Fiesta Loca (Copacabana)
Tonight, Guimo’s Pub will host latin party, La Fiesta Loca. DJ Angola will be spinning the best of Latin music and will be joined by guest DJs Jonaton Jdois and Djah Koke. Promotions include open bar for caipirinhas and caipivodkas between 10PM and 11PM, and open bar for beers between 10PM and 12PM.
Guimo’s Pub – 10PM
Copa Hostel, Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 1077 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97041-2026
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Choro de Yara e Samba Semba (Lapa)
Leviano bar and lounge hosts Choro de Yara e Samba Semba tonight bringing the best of samba de raiz. The quartet Choro de Yara will start the night at 6PM and followed by Samba Semba. Additionally, DJ Chicote will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Thiago Genthil, Bateria da Escola de Samba do Salgueiro and Quintal do Céu (Centro)
Thiago Genthil will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM bringing the best of samba, jazz and bossa. Bateria da Escola de Samba do Salgueiro will start at 10PM, bringing the best of carnival beats from this samba school. At 10:30 PM, Quintal do Céu will come on stage to bring the best of samba with versions from the best names from this genre, such as Cartola, João Nogueira, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque, D. Ivone Lara, Adoniram Barbosa, Ivan Lins, Djavan, Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Toquinho, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. This is the place to be tonight for belting out rock classics in a lively environment whilst drinking imported beer.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 6PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 6PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a hipster atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 48 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular tourist hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Flashback is a wonderful high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
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