Located beside the famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) and seconds away from Circo Voador, Fundição Progresso and the Selaron Steps, the Lapa Irish Pub is known for its wide variety of imported beers and for its welcoming environment.
So, if you are looking to belt out some classic rock tunes with friends, check out this popular weekly event tonight.
Copa Funk (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Party promotions will include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
The popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight. In addition to seven hours of singing, shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed during the night and promotions will include two for one specials on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, cuba libre and mojito.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 -R$40
Lu Fogaça and Trio (Gamboa)
Tonight at Trapiche Gamboa it’s time for a roda de samba with Brazilian singer-songwriter Lu Fogaça and his trio. The group will blend modern music with samba, forró and MPB. They are well known for their reinterpretations of works by João Nogueira, João Bosco, Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque and Luiz Melodia, among others.
Trapiche Gamboa – House opens at 6:30PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite and Marcele Motta (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer Marcele Motta will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of classic MPB. Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite and Marcele Motta will follow at 10:30PM with the best of Brazilian music including bossa nova and their reinterpretations of works De Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho, and Tom Jobim, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Marcelinho Morelra and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and singer-songwriter Marcelinho Moreira will follow at 9:30PM with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de samba with Rodrigo Moreira and Chinelo de Ded (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in May the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting rodas de samba with Rodrigo Moreira and Chinelo de Ded. During the weekly events, DJ Chicote will also spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10 (Cash only)
PUBS & BARS:
RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
TANDEM – Language Exchange Meeting (Copacabana)
The TANDEM Language exchange will take place at Blue Agave Copa tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables. The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. There will also be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
Blue Agave Copa – 7:30PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: See venue for details.
Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong. Tuesdays through Fridays, the restaurant offers executive lunches from 12PM to 4PM for R$29.50 and drink specials includingcaipirinhas and caipikong for R$9.50 and four Bohemias for the price of three from 6PM to 8PM.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: