Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – What better way to celebrate the peak of the week than with a few drinks and music to accompany a meal at Mekong in Leblon. The Asian-fusion restaurant and bar has played host to a variety of events over the years and has earned a reputation as a happy hour or early evening starting point for an eventful night on the town.
The outdoor space rests close to the main strip of Leblon and serves up a multitude of delicious appetizers, entrées and drinks, as the menu offers regional dishes from Thailand, Indonesia, Malasia and more. Enjoy Wednesdays with musical picks from DJ Mary Byker and weekly local and out of town guests. Tonight’s special guest is DJ and producer Jay King from London.
The gang from Bem Brasil are starting up a new Wednesday night at the ever famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana. The night will feature a mixup of hip hop upstairs and house downstairs, featuring DJs Haron Dufau and Dymytryus. Arrive early for two hours of free caipirinhas.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women, R$25 with flyer or guest list until 12AM
Quarta Black (Ipanema)
Ipanema has a new hip hop night at the funky upstairs club lounge of Barzin. The third floor space, known as Laje, will play host to hip hop DJs every Wednesday. Tonight join residnets DJ Bê Jones and Mondraga and Christian K.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$20- R$50
Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Truly authentic Brazilian samba is represented tonight by Nelson Felix at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
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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 Atlântica 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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