Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Forró music has been popular in Lapa for the past seven years, as Quarta Democratica holds the title of “the best forró in the city.” Providing the best in northeastern music, this special night offers an always diversified program that values Brazilian culture.
The night has its devoted followers, who pack Clube dos Democráticos every Wednesday evening. The venue’s goal is to continue bringing the public the best shows and providing a great environment to dance and socialize with like-minded people.
Situated in the heart of Lapa, the venue offers a large dancefloor, the main stage for the band and of course a fully stocked bar.
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 as they welcome guests Donnie Jay and Raphaella Andrade.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$20- R$50
Latin Party (Copacabana)
Wednesday nights just got a bit hotter with the newest addition to the hump-day madness. Latin Party is on again with steamy rhythms and people from all corners of the world.
Guimos Pub – 9PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 7727-0609
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without
Thais Macedo (Lapa)
Thaís Macedo is part of the new generation of samba. Her beautiful voice entangled with her charisma and solid repertoire has earned her much respect as a performer and vocalist.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
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
PUBS & BARS:
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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