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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong is without a doubt the destination point for Wednesday night. The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes. Get ready for some serious drinking and a probable guest appearance by all the BSC DJs and owner Mary Byker, back from his London rock star tour.

CLUBS:

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

X-Tudo (Ipanema)
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

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Nando do Cavaco (Lapa)
Singer Nando do Cavaco celebrates samba with classic and current hits. A member of Toque de Arte, Nando will explore Brazilian samba in Lapa.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$20

Thais Macedo (Lapa)
With twenty years experience, Thais stands out not only by the voice and the charisma, but by natural swing and style.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$20

PUBS & BARS:

Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes. This week is a special session as Mekong hosts the Birthday party for Botafogo Social Club DJ Tee Cardaci. Get ready for some serious drinking and a probable guest appearance by all the BSC DJs and owner Mary Byker, back from his London rock star tour.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free


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