Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Hit Me! party is back for another edition at Fosfobox. This pop hits party has grown exponentially, forcing the move to the bigger and better Fosfobox. Join this feel-good party right with your favorite pop DJs in Rio playing all your favorite radio tunes, from Outkast to Jamariquai to the Jackson 5 and popular edm hits. Specials on Mojitos are in effect as well as double caipirinhas. Shots are also distributed throughout the party. With this kind of action, there is little left to doubt about ensuing fun. DJs Grazzia, Polly and Ivy will be commanding the downstairs along with DJ Loki and NewJaje upstairs. CLUBS: 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 Hit Me!(Copacabana) Embrace fist pumping madness as one of Rio’s most popular pop parties returns to Fosfobox. Shots are passed around the club along with a variety of drink specials, and DJs play pop hits and edm specialties. Fosfobox – 11:30 PM Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498 Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 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 Julio Estrela (Lapa) Julio Estrela is a voice of the old samba, with his talent, charm and warmth, Julio performs songs from the past years of samba hits up to current times with his new repertoire. Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 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. 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 – 9AM 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.