Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – No better way to celebrate that mid-week hump day than a few drinks and music accompanied by a tasty meal at Mekong in Leblon. The Asian fusion restaurant and bar has played host to a variety of events over the years and has earned a reputation as a happy hour or early evening starting point for an eventful night on the town. The outdoor space rests close to the main strip of Leblon and serves up a multitude of delicious appetizers, entrées and drinks, as the menu offers regional dishes from Thailand, Indonesia, Malasia and more. Enjoy Wednesdays with musical picks from DJ Mary Byker and weekly local and out of town guests. 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 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 X-Tudo (Ipanema) X-Tudo celebrates their two year anniversary tonight with a special celebration. DJs playing the best of 80’s, 90’s, funk, mashups and more. Two for one caipirinhas all night long and free beer until midnight. Galeria Café Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250 Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Joyce Cândido (Lapa) Joyce Cândido performs tonight at Rio Scenarium, one of Rio’s top live music venues. She will play her classic repertoire of samba classics along with new hits from her recent CD, “O bom e velho samba novo”. Rio Scenarium – 11PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 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 3.056 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.