Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong is the spot to be in Leblon for some tasty Indian, Indonesian and Asian fusion delights accompanied by a great music selection from local and out-of-town DJs. This all-in-one restaurant/ bar/ lounge has had much success over the past few years, appearing in many local publications and being host to many release and launch parties for various organizations and groups.
Their menu offers an incredible selection of food and drinks, and owner Mary Byker welcomes guest DJs each week to play funk, rare groove, trip hop, disco, lounge and more on Wednesday nights.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. The event is a weekly ritual for those who attend so know that it’s no joke. Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without
The name X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from music in Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue features everything Brazilian, including current remixes, B-sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and mpb.
Galeria Café– 9PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without
Quarta Democrática (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes, with artists such as Marcia Guzzo and Band, Edson Duarte, & DJ Sergio Feijó.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: Women R$10 until 11PM / Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight
Alfredo Del Penho (Lapa)
Alfredo Del Penho is a recurring name of samba and choro in the nightlife of Lapa. He is also considered one of the upcoming sounds of the new generation of mpb. Join him as he plays some of Brazilian music’s classics tonight at Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without
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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
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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