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.
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Karaokê Indie is opening up their doors this whole month to celebrate Rock in Rio 2013. Each edition will feature the best hits from specific bands from the festival. Tonight is singalong with hits from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains and much much more.
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
X-Tudo is on at Galeria Café in Ipanema. This popular weekly features everything Brazil and beyond, including current pop remixes, B-sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and much much more.
Galeria Café – 9PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without
Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris performs tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. Her repertoire consists of samba classics from Paulo Vanzolini, Joao Nogueira, Cartola, Dorival Caymmi and many more.
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
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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