Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Botafogo has it going on tonight with Indie Karaoke at Casa da Matriz to celebrate International Women’s Day. The karaoke sessions will be joined by an all-female DJ line-up on the second floor.
Promotions include frozen double doses all night, craft beer chopps starting from R$12 and promotions of cosmopolitans all night. Participants can get discounted entry by putting their name on the Facebook wall.
Go to let your hair down, drink, sing, dance, eat and have fun!
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
Karaokê Indie – Girl Power Edition (Botafogo)
The Karaokê Indie party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special International Women’s Day edition. In addition to the usual six hours of singing, Karaokê Indie’s second floor will have a selection of stalls from local entrepreneurs and will feature an all-female DJ lineup. Among the DJs set to play are Luana Paiva, Mariana Pinet and Pilar Garcez, adn there will be the usual promotions on drinks and food. Go to dance, sing, eat and drink!
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
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
Nilze Carvalho e o Trio Ustrês (Centro)
Nilze Carvalho will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM bringing the best of samba. Starting from 11:40 PM, forró group o Trio Ustrês will bring the best of Northeastern music to Rio Scenarium, with baiões, frevos, forrós, and maracatus among their repertoire.
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
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Mais que Nada hosts a night filled with live samba with various options of shots, cocktails and beers.
Mais que Nada – 8PM
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – (21) 2267-0599
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
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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