Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong is up to their Wednesday night antics again, bringing in guest DJ’s of local nobility and beyond. This week its Botafogo Social Club’s own DJ Tee moving things along with his classic and rare groove collection of funk, Brazilian, disco and much more. Also enjoy the Asian fusion restaurant featuring extremely tasty food and flashy drinks.
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Contact Venue
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
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
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
Thais Macedo (Lapa)
At just 20 years of age, Thais stands out not only with her voice and charisma, but with her natural swing and style that has made her a well known name in Samba music.
The repertoire consists of various samba composers of the old and the new generation.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The group Arruda has been dubbed a revelation of samba, and has remained faithful to the cultural movement to preserve the genre. Come enjoy some serious Brazilian Samba at a classic Carioca venue.
Lapa 40º – 7PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
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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
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