Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – One of the favorite places to go on a Wednesday night is Leblon hotspot Mekong. The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker as well as the occasional Botafogo Social Club DJs.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself, Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. Weekly ritual for those who attend so this ain’t no joke, bring your game face!
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without
The term X-Tudo is also a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue throws a party of everything Brazil; current amazing remixes, B-Sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and MPB.
Galeria Café – 10PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with Lista Amiga, 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: (With Lista Amiga) Women R$10 until 11PM / R$13 until midnight, Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight
Castilho PC (Lapa)
Castilho PC blends musical influences of maracatu, samba, ballad, Xote, baião and afoxé. Come enjoy the balance of the musical arrangements, instrumentation and vocal placement.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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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
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30 PM 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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