Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong in Leblon is the choice pick for the night. The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker. This week expect a guest DJ from the Botafogo Social Club.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself, Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. Weekly ritual for those who attend so this ain’t no joke, bring your game face!
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without
Gente Fina (Leblon)
A new Karaokê spot is hitting the streets of Leblon. At this lounge like setting, locals socialize in one of the swankiest neighborhoods of Rio.
Gente Fina – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin, 359 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-2619
Entrance: Not available at time of press
The term X-Tudo is also a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue throws a party of everything Brazil; current amazing remixes, B-Sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and MPB.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with Lista Amiga, R$38 without
Amanda Bravo (Lapa)
Amanda Bravo presents an overview of bossa nova compositions by Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, Billy Blanco and Vinicius de Moraes, telling stories and trivia about the bossa nova movement.
Semente – 10PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21)2509-3591
Nando Calvaco (Lapa)
Enjoy a night of samba with Nando Calvaco. The singer, also a member of the group Toque de Arte, recalls great samba hits that made history as well as current popular tunes.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
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The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040/(21) 2529-212
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30 PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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