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


Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight you can feel the love in Botafogo at Casa da Matriz for Karaokê Indie’s special edition to celebrate Brazilian Valentine’s Day. Singing karaokê is always fun, but never as much fun as when done with the one you love. Tonight will feature a handful of drink specials and a great musical selection of romantic tracks. The house will be decorated with balloons, party poppers and rose petals. Romantic lollipops will also be distributed all night for couples and singles alike.

The idea tonight is to bring couples on stage for memorable duets. There will be a special box available for comments or messages you may have for someone who catches your eye during the night. The messages might be read on the sound system, so mean what you say!!


Karaokê Indie- Dia dos Namorados Ediçao Especial! (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. Tonight is a special edition to celebrate Brazilian Valentines Day. Sing the hits with the one you love!
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

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


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

Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
A popular composer and successful performer, Claudinho Guimarães will be playing the best of mpb, including hits from his album Quando a Gira Girou.
Rio Scenarium – 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25


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$15

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  1. These all look like wonderful places to visit while in Rio. X-Tudo seems like the club I would most enjoy, with its collection of music it plays. I am even surprised to see an Irish pub in Rio, maybe Ill have to stop by there as well.


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