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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Karaoke Indie has started the new year with a special program during the month of January, featuring five special editions, each one catering to a different theme, plus drink specials and photos by I Hate Flash.

Tonight is the second edition, Neon. The favorite singers will be distributing gifts that glow in the dark including bracelets, necklaces, rings, glow sticks and more to light you up while singing. The highlight of the party will be the black light and glow in the dark paints destined to administer a dose of rave like atmosphere. There will be a special team ready to paint up performers to their desire, before going on stage. Surely to be a fun night tonight at Casa da Matriz.


Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz (Botafogo)
To start the year right, Scott Feiner will be celebrating the release of his new CD, “A View From Below”. Expect new material as well as some “hits” from the previous albums as well. Along with Feiner will be Rafael Vernet on piano, and Bernardo Bosisio on guitar.
Godofredo Rio – 9PM
Rua Martins Ferreira 48, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2537-2191
Entrance: R$20


Karaokê Indie Neon Edition (Botafogo)
Bringing in the new year, the crew at Karaokê Indie will be producing five different themed parties throughout the month of January. Tonight is a special rave edition, Neon, featuring glow in the dark paint, neon lights and free gifts.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

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


Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is a great combination of casual and chic, located in Lapa. With a funky decor and DJs playing Brazilian favorites, the space has become a staple in Rio nightlife.
Barzinho – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio 170, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$30

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


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$10

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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