Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong is the hotspot of Wednesday nights, weather it’s to fill your appetite with great Asian fusion cuisine or to get your drink on with their stellar lineup of smooth drinks and beers. This week, expect to hear the musical stylings of Mike Frugaletti and Vivi Seixas, along with owner Mary Byker.
Agent Orange (Centro)
One of the first bands to mix punk rock with surf music, the group is considered a precursor of the new American punk 90s, influencing bands like Offspring, Green Day and Bad Religion.
Espaço Acústica – 8PM
Praça Tiradentes nº 2 e 4, Centro – Tel:(21) 2232-1299
Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself, Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. Weekly ritual for those who attend so this ain’t no joke, bring your game face!
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$25 without
The term X-Tudo is also a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue throws a party of everything Brazil; current amazing remixes, B-Sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and MPB.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without
Nando do Cavaco (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Nando Cavaco represent samba in style, playing classic and current hits that put samba on the map. Enjoy your favorite samba tunes in the heart of Rio De Janeiro.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
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: (With Lista Amiga) Women R$10 until 11PM / R$13 until midnight, 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
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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