Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Karaokê Indie is on again tonight at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Jello shots will be passed around, giving people the liquid courage they need to belt out their favorite hits. Lots of music to choose from with lots of cheering fans to sing to. Casa da Matriz is one of Rio’s most popular and oldest nightlife venues.
In 1996, Leo Feijoo, then a student of fine arts, decided to create a cultural space from the house that his family was selling. After an agreement was made with his grandfather, Feijoo opened Casa da Matriz as Rio’s first alternative venue. In the beginning, most of the nights featured only rock, but has since grown to include all forms of music, such as pop, electronic, hip hop and of course, karaokê.
The gang from Bem Brasil are starting up a new Wednesday night at the ever famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana. The night will feature a mixup of hip hop upstairs and house downstairs, featuring 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
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Belt out your favorite tunes at one of Rio’s favorite sing-along Karaokê nights at the infamous Casa da Matriz. A wide selection of songs available plus free jello shots around the clock.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without
Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Musician Julio Estrela, from famed performances with Grupo Pé de Molque and Paulão 7 Cordas, performs tonight with a repertoire featuring Zeca Pagodinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Chico Buarque and 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
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
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 Atlântica 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
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Avenida Atlântica 3056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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