Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barzin in Ipanema is ramping things up for the summer season and incorporating some new musical programming upstairs in the club lounge space Laje. Tonight will feature the new hip hop night Quarta Black. The new event will happen every Wednesday in the heart of the Zona Sul (South Zone). The party begins around 8PM on the second floor with a double dose of caipifrutas and all your favorite sports programming.
The third floor opens up around 11PM with the DJ dream-team for the night featuring local beat masters Be Jones, Mondraga and Christian K. Tonight will be a special birthday set from Mr. K, so be sure to stick around. Arrive early, because space is limited.
The gang from Bem Brasil are starting up a new Wednesday night at the ever famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana featuring hip hop upstairs and house music downstairs, with 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.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: R$20- R$50
Leo Russo (Lapa)
A former finalist in the Brazilian talent search Concursos de Novos Talentos, Leo Russo will perform tonight at Lapa’s classic Carioca da Gema venue.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM
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
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 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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