Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barzin in Ipanema has ramped things up for the summer season and incorporated some new musical programming upstairs in the club lounge space Laje. Tonight will feature the new hip hop night Quarta Black. The event will happen every Wednesday in the heart of Zona Sul (South Zone). The party begins around 8PM on the second floor with a double dose of caipifrutas and all your favorite sports programming. The third floor opens up around 11PM with the DJ talent for the night features local beat masters Bruno Vinelli, Rapha Andrade and resident DJ RV. CLUBS: In.Box (Copacabana) 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 mix-up 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 Quarta Black (Ipanema) Ipanema has a new hip hop night at the funky upstairs club lounge of Barzin. The third floor space, known as Laje, will play host to hip hop DJs every Wednesday. Barzin – 11PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809 Entrance: R$20- R$50 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Marina Iris (Lapa) Marina Iris is known for her classic samba done right at Bar Carioca da Gema, featuring a variety of favorite Brazilian hits from João Nogueira, Pedro Caetano and much more. Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 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: 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 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 Entrance: Free 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 Entrance: R$10 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 Av. Atlântica 3056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 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.