Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Circo Voador will host the exciting final of the Batalha do Real as four MCs battle it out to be crowned this year’s winner. In traditional face-to-face knockout style, each MC has two rounds of 45 seconds to produce their rhymes that challenge the other MC to think quick and respond to the other in a witty and tactical comeback.
Additionally, there will be a rap festival bringing together some of the best names in the carioca rap scene and various DJs spinning the best of hip hop.
Lunch na Laje de Gilda (Copacabana)
Today, Gilda no Cantagalo will be serving lunch with a view including a dessert, with main meals at R$25 and specials at R$35.
Gilda no Cantagalo – 4PM
Rua Saint Roman – Morro do Cantagalo, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 96494-6014
Final of the Batalha do Real (Lapa)
Today will be the final between 4 MCs as they battle it out one to one in a series of 45 second raps to win the title of Winner of the Batalha do Reak 2016. There will also be a festival with the best DJs and MCs in Carioca rap and hip hop.
Circo Voador – 7PM
R. dos Arcos, s/n – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$20 – R$40
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 Sra. de Copacabana, 1077 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97041-2026
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
Tonight, the group Grupo Revelação will be performing the best of samba. In the live show that promises a fun and lively night, they will sing their versions of classics from samba legends Arlindo Cruz, Jorge Aragão, Leandro Fab, Sombrinha and Adilson Ribeiro.
Lapa 40 Graus – 10PM
R. Riachuelo, 97 – Centro – Tel: (21) 3970-1338
Entrance: See venue for details
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
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 1077 – Tel: (21) 2521-1952
Entrance: R$0 – R$45
Gabriel Versiani (Lapa)
Gabriel Versiani will perform live tonight at Carioca da Gema bringing his show Quarta quente. He will be accompanied by musicians from the new generation of musical talent in Rio and will dance to classic hits from Jorge Benjor, Tim Maia, Seu Jorge, João Nogueira, Luiz Gonzaga and Daniela Mercury.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Marcos Ariel and Janaina Moreno (Centro)
Marcos Ariel will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM bringing classics from choro and bossa nova. Janaina Moreno will follow at 10:30 PM. She is from the new generation of Brazilian music and her songs go from smaba to pop, going through to hip hop to baião, blues, ballards and rock.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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
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 – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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
R. 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
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
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
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 nice atmosphere with a hipster vibe and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – 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
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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