Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – No better way to celebrate that mid-week hump day than a few drinks and music accompanied by a tasty meal at Mekong in Leblon. The Asian fusion restaurant and bar has played host to a variety of events over the years and has earned a reputation as a happy hour or early evening starting point for an eventful night on the town.
The outdoor space rests close to the main strip of Leblon and serves up a multitude of delicious appetizers, entrées and drinks, as the menu offers regional dishes from Thailand, Indonesia, Malasia and more. Enjoy Wednesdays with musical picks from DJ Mary Byker and weekly local and out of town guests.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its no joke. Be sure to 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 gang from Bem Brasil have launched a new Wednesday night party at Rio’s premier underground club, Fosfobox, in Copacabana. The night will feature a mixup of hip hop upstairs and house downstairs, with DJs Haron Dufau and Dymytryus. Arrive early for two hours of free caipirinhas.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women, R$25 with flyer or guest list until 12AM
Samba Urbano (Lapa)
Samba Urbano is a band with inspirations derived from rich samba culture, including masters Cartola, Noel Rosa, Monsueto, Paulinho da Viola, Vinícius de Moraes and many more
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
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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 – 9AM
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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