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

theriotimesWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight The Rio Times will celebrate its 2015 sponsorship of the Carioca Cricket Club with a Happy Hour event at the Mekong restaurant in Leblon.

Held in partnership with the British Consulate Rio de Janeiro, entertainment during the event will be provided by DJ Mary Byker.

Promotions from 7PM to 9PM will include Bohemia longnecks for R$5, Sabai Sabai drinks (made with rum, sake, spices, lime juice, club soda and basil) for R$10, and Goi Cuon Tom (two rolls of fresh rice paper rolls filled with prawns, vegetables, glass noodles and herbs served with nuoc mam sauce) for R$12.


Bemônio (Botafogo)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will present the abstract metal of Bemônio with Paulo Caetano, Gustavo Matos and Eduardo Manso performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


The Rio Times and Carioca Cricket Club Happy Hour (Leblon)
Mekong restaurant hosts a special Happy Hour event in celebration of The Rio Times 2015 sponsorship of the Carioca Cricket Club. Held in partnership with the British Consulate Rio de Janeiro, the event will feature drink and food specials from 7PM to 9PM and DJ Mary Byker will spin during event.
Mekong – 7PM-11PM
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: FREE


Copa Funk Party (Copacabana)
The Copa Funk Party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight wit DJs spinning the best of funk, hip-hop, and Latin rhythms. Additionally event promotions include unlimited caipifrutas from 11PM to 12AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Karaokê Indie: Batidão and Rave Edition (Botafogo)
The popular weekly Karaokê Indie party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight and continues to celebrate the mid-season. Shots of Chuva cachaça will be distributed during the night and promotions will include two for one specials on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, cuba libre and mojito.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$40

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


Lu Fogaça and Trio (Gamboa)
Tonight at Trapiche Gamboa it’s time for a roda de samba with Brazilian singer-songwriter Lu Fogaça and his trio. The group will blend modern music with samba, forró and MPB. They are well known for their reinterpretations of works by João Nogueira, João Bosco, Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque and Luiz Melodia, among others.
Trapiche Gamboa – House opens at 6:30PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$16

Nilze Carvalho and Janaína Moreno (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer Janaína Moreno will start off the night at Rio Scenarium by performing the best of MPB, pop, and samba. At 10:30 PM, singer-songwriter and mandolinist Nilze Carvalho will follow with classic samba and a performance of works from her album, Que É Meu.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Marcelle Motta and Perdo Holanda (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off tonight at 7:30PM at Carioca da Gema and singer Marcelle Motta will follow at 9:30PM with her powerful repertoire of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM and 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Baile Da Tchuguderia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in April, the Baile Da Tchuguderia party at Lapa’s Leviano bar is celebrating new music in Rio. Every week Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa, of the band Gabriel Pensador, will play live and welcome a special guest. Additionally, DJ Chicote will spin during the night.
Leviano –9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15


RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

TANDEM – Language Exchange Meeting (Copacabana)
The TANDEM Language exchange will take place again at Blue Agave Copa tonight. The event involves language learning through conversations between speakers of different languages seated at various tables. The languages include Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German. There will also be moderators on hand to help to catch mistakes.
Blue Agave Copa – 7:30PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: See venue for details.

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free. Food and drink prices vary.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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