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

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Quartas de Forró will bring lively music and some spirited dancing. Even if you’re not familiar with forró, the music is so upbeat and contagious you won’t stay in your seat for long! The dancing is quick-paced but very easy to learn. So hurry up, get out of your comfort zone and move your hips.


Arlindo Cruz at Centro Cultural João Nogueira (Méier)
Honoring afro-Brazilian music, Arlindo is one of the greats of Brazilian music who are still alive. He will be receiving many other famous samba musicians to play with him onstage. He will also play a show on Thursday.
Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz, 170 – Méier
Entrance: Between R$50 and R$60


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are.
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 (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

Quarta Executiva (Centro)
This is an event for everyone, the quiet drinker and the party goer! Starting early at 2PM, a simple happy hour can be enjoyed followed by some loud music starting at 6PM, for those who want to stay until later.
Club Mix Bar – 2PM
Rua do Mercado, 25 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$70 with guest list, but prices go up the later it gets

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


Pegada Brasileira (Lapa)
Pegada Brasileira will liven up your night at this local joint.
Lapa Na Pressão – 8PM
R. Mem de Sá, 59 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-0580
Entrance: R$15

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

DNA do Samba (Lapa)
The group’s repertoire includes samba as well as renowned as the wobbly Dona Ivone Lara, Candle, Noca da Portela, Nei Lopes, Sergeant Nelson, Silas de Oliveira, Martinho da Vila and many others.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$12 with guest list, R$15 without

Batuque na Cozinha (Lapa)
Four years after releasing their first CD, “Smile for Samba”, acclaimed by audiences and critics, the group, Batuque na Cozinha, offers the music scene again with a more refined and amazing work, their live DVD, titled “Rise Brazil”.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without

Quartas de Forró (Lapa)
Want to have some fun dancing? Diego Oliveira + Trio Candiêiro will be playing some animated forró that will cheer you up and make you dance all night.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1338
Entrance: R$30


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

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 – 5PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Restaurante Mab’s (Copacabana)
The new American owned beachfront restaurant and bar in Rio de Janeiro, a great place for food or just drinks if that is your style.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
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. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. 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: Free

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