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 local and international DJs and musicians to provide only the best grooves available. Mekong was the host to the recent Rio Times DJ Mixup, which was a huge success, bringing out more than 150 people. Come try the new food and drink menu.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. This is a weekly ritual for many so know that it’s no joke. 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
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
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
Carla Gomes (Lapa)
Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Carla Gomes stands out amongst other Brazilian singers with her unique, smooth and sleek voice.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM
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
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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