The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Mara Rubia

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Studio RJ is in the spotlight tonight as they bring together two forward-thinking bands at the posh venue in Arpoador. Tonight will feature the bands Maria Rúbia and Filtra.

The power trio of Maria Rúbia is known for their blend of rock and intergalactic brazuca. Formed by Peter Tambellini on guitar and vocals, Ricardo Richaid on bass and vocals and Peter Richaid on drums, the band prepares to release their debut CD.

Filtra has a varied sound of psychedelic rock, ballad, afrobeat, jazz and Brazilian music. Their sounds come to life in their newly released album Self-Island produced in partnership with Pedro Garcia (Planet Hemp, Rockz, Lobao). The band will feature their full repertoire, which promises to please those seeking an experimental Brazilian sound.


Bittersweet (Lapa)
Get your song on at Catrin in Lapa. This funky Mexican restaurant/ bar/ club has it all, food, drink and the ability to sing your favorite hits of rock, pop, contemporary and classics. Karaoke has never been so fun.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$10 with guest list, R$15 without

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

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


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

Maria Rúbia e Filtra (Arpoador)
Tonight Studio RJ will show off their diversity with two bands. Maria Rúbia plays a mix of rock and intergalactic brazuca. They are followed by Filtra, who will play a mixture of handmade psychedelic rock, ballad, afrobeat, jazz and Brazilian music.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise


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

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