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
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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
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
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
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
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