Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Forró music has held its own in Lapa for the past seven years, as Quarta Democratica holds the title of “the best forró city.”
Providing the best in northeastern music, this special night offers an always diversified program that values Brazilian culture.
The night has an almost cult following that packs the house every Wednesday evening. Their goal is to continue bringing the public the best shows and providing a great environment to dance and socialize with like-minded people. Situated in Lapa, the venue offers a large dancefloor, the main stage for the band and of course a fully stocked bar.
Os Coringas (Botafogo)
Jazz comes to the quinta neighborhood of Botafogo at live music venue Comuna. The five piece band begins at 9:30 PM, while drinks are served at the bar starting at 7PM.
Comuna – 11PM
Rua Sorocaba, 585, Botafogo- Tel:(21)3253-8797
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. Tonight is the official party for the Rio Gay Cinema.
Galeria Café– 9PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without
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
Alex Ribeiro (Lapa)
The singer-songwriter was raised in the world of samba, principally at the Imperio Serrano samba school, watching his illustrious father Roberto Ribeiro. Tonight see how the influence of samba has influenced this rising musician.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without
PUBS & BARS:
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
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
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
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