Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Karaokê Indie returns with its special Carnival edition. So bring out your a game costume and blast out some tunes at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz.
This edition will go under the theme of Karaokê Indie à Fantasia (with costume) and will get you in the mood for Rio’s biggest holiday with confetti, props and much more. Helping with that will also be 30 liters of Batida do bar oswaldo that will be distributed throughout the night.
Additionally during the night on the second floor, the Brasileirinhas party will play music made in Brazil, spun by DJs Kleber Tuma (Alien Nation) and Tito Figueiredo (Paradiso).
Copa Funk Party (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with DJs Haron Dufau and Dorly spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Event promotions include unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM to 12AM and two for one beers until midnight.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Karaokê Indie: Karaokê Indie à Fantasia (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for the special Carnival edition of Karaokê Indie at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Also during the night on the second floor it will be all about sounds of Brazil with the Brasileirinhas party and DJs Kleber Tuma (Alien Nation) and Tito Figueiredo (Paradiso).
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Jorginho do Império and Bianca Leão (Centro)
At 7:30 PM, Bianca Leão will get things started with the best of samba at Rio Scenarium. Then at 10:30 PM, singer Jorginho do Império will keep the samba going into the night.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 Casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Baile Da Tchuguderia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in February the Baile Da Tchuguderia party at Lapa’s Leviano bar is celebrating new music in Rio. Special guests will join the party every week with several DJs spinning their tunes.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
New Yorker and Pizza Chef Sei Shiroma has moved his mobile oven into a permanent restaurant in Catete and it’s a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town. Ferro e Farinha is quickly gaining popularity in Rio with Shiroma’s Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings that have included spicy honey, grana padano, zucchini, salt-cured eggplant, beets, watercress, orange balsamic vinaigrette lemon, and caramelized onions.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 8:30 AM to 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong. Tuesdays through Fridays the Almoço Executivo (Business Lunch Special) is only R$25.90 from 12PM to 4PM and Happy Hour is from 6PM to 8PM. Happy Hour promotions include buy one drink get the second half price and four caipirinhas for the price of three.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
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