Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mekong is without a doubt the destination point for Wednesday night. The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes. Get ready for some serious drinking and a probable guest appearance by all the BSC DJs and owner Mary Byker, back from his London rock star tour.
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 Lista Amiga, R$38 without
Nando do Cavaco (Lapa)
Singer Nando do Cavaco celebrates samba with classic and current hits. A member of Toque de Arte, Nando will explore Brazilian samba in Lapa.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Thais Macedo (Lapa)
With twenty years experience, Thais stands out not only by the voice and the charisma, but by natural swing and style.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes. This week is a special session as Mekong hosts the Birthday party for Botafogo Social Club DJ Tee Cardaci. Get ready for some serious drinking and a probable guest appearance by all the BSC DJs and owner Mary Byker, back from his London rock star tour.
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
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30 PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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