Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Wednesday nights seems to be dedicated to Kareoke in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy singing your favorite hits along with some liquid courage at Casa da Matriz.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself, Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its 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 guest list, 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 – 9PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without
Voz e Violão (Lapa)
Bringing together the best musicians of Rio de Janeiro, Democráticos promises the time if your life. With artists such as Nina Wirtti &; Noites Brasileiras, Os Miltons, and many more. The goal is to present classics of Brazilian music and its roots.
Cachaçaria Mangue Seco – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Grupo Quilombo de Irajá (Lapa)
Grupo Quilombo de Irajá is composed of family and friends who play a variety of samba music from such artists such as Zeca Pagodinho, Fundo de Quintal, Arlindo Cruz, Reinaldo,and Maria Rita. Come enjoy this unique venue in Lapa, which replicates the popular Rio favellas.
Favellas – 11:30PM
Rua Mem de Sá, 59, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-0580
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
PUBS & BARS:
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.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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