Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong is the spot to be in Leblon for some tasty Indian, Indonesian and Asian fusion delights accompanied by a great music selection from local and out of town DJs. This all in one restaurant/ bar/ lounge has grown with much success over the past few years appearing in many local publications and being host to many release and launch parties for various organizations. The menu offers an incredible selection of food and drinks, while owner Mary Byker welcomes back Botafogo Social Club DJ Tee Cardaci, returning to Rio after his almost year long hiatus. The two will provide only the best and rare grooves available. CLUBS: Karaokê Indie (Botafogo) Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without X-Tudo (Ipanema) The term X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue features everything Brazil, including current remixes, B-sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and mpb. Galeria Café – 9PM Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250 Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: 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 Nuno Neto (Lapa) Popular singer Nuno Neto returns to Rio Scenarium to demonstrate his guitar skills as coasting through a diverse program of musica Brasileira. He will be performing hits from his album “Na Hora Certo”. Rio Scenarium – 10PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without 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. Tonight Mary is joined by Botafogo Social DJ, Tee Cardaci. 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 – 5PM 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$15 — 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.