The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – While not a dance-club vibe, hipster rockers gather to belt out Karaokê at Botafogo stronghold Casa da Matriz to everything from the Strokes to Lady Gaga.


Nuth in Rio (Lagoa)
It’s a blend of samba, house, pop and hip-hop all night long at Nuth tonight with DJ Bernard de Casteja, DJ Nobru, and many more mixing up the styles.
Nuth – 9PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1244, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$50 men, R$30 women

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Belt out your favorite indie rock on the mic in the heart of Rio’s rocker neighborhood.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 with flyer or lista amiga, R$20 otherwise


Democratic Wednesday, Day Forró (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: (With Lista Amiga) Women R$10 until 11PM / R$13 until midnight, Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight

Quinteto Nova Lapa
Sax, guitar, bass, drums, and trumpet: the ingredients for the sweet sounds of jazz to liven up a weekday corner in Lapa.
Jazz no Buteco – 10PM
Rua Taylor & Rua da Lapa, Lapa
Entrance: Free

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs


Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty grub, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of the Botafogo Social Club DJs.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188a, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Som da Bola (Lapa)
Happy hour with friends, futebol, cold beer, and cool Brazilian music at Lapa’s most relaxed and spacious bar.
Choperia Brazooka – 6PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
Entrance: Free

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