Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick -The Asian fusion restaurant Mekong will be hosting the early birthday bash of owner Mary Byker. The restauranteur, DJ and lead singer will be joined by DJ El Amaral on the decks as the two mash together a great selection of funk, soul, disco, lounge, rare groove and much more. Situated in the heart of Leblon, Mekong is the perfect blend of quality restaurant and lounge, offering a delicious menu that ranges from Thai food to Indonesian and a bar that offers a unique selection of cocktails, beer and wine. Wednesday nights at Mekong are aimed to offer a great atmosphere to eat, drink and socialize, with music and weekly guest DJs. CLUBS: The Final MiniLuv (Humaitá) DJs Pachu and Nicole Nandes bring their longtime running MiniLuv parties to an end at the loveable venue Doiz. After a solid 7 month venture of hip hop culture in Humaitá, the team venture on for the next chapter. Come celebrate this special night with DJs Douglas Havoc, Pachu and Pathy Dejesus. Doiz – 8PM R. Capitão Salomão, 55 – Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620 Entrance: R$10 X-Tudo (Ipanema) The term X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue features everything Brazil, 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 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: 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 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 Entrance: R$15 PUBS & BARS: Mekong (Leblon) 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 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 – 5PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free — To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.