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Karaokê Indie

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Karaokê Indie is on again tonight at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. To end the summer season the event will host a very special BBQ complete with meat skewers, garlic bread, and sausages. There will also be double dose caipirinhas all night long.

Casa da Matriz is one of Rio’s most popular and oldest nightlife venues. Founded in 1996, when Leo Feijoo, then a student of fine arts, decided to create a cultural space from the house that his family was selling. After an agreement was made with his grandfather, Feijoo opened Casa da Matriz as Rio’s first alternative venue. In the beginning, most of the nights featured only rock, but has since grown to include all forms of music, such as pop, electronic, hip hop and of course, karaokê.


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Belt out your favorite tunes at one of Rio’s favorite sing-along Karaokê nights at the infamous Casa da Matriz. A wide selection of songs available plus BBQ and double dose caipirinhas
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 7727-0609
Entrance: R$30 with flyer or name on guest list until 10PM, R$35 with flyer or name on guest list after 10PM, $R40 without guest list.

In.Box (Copacabana)
Wednesday night hip-hop continues upstairs at the ever famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana with DJ Haron Dufau. While DJs Dymytryus and Ricardo Martins will spin house downstairs. Specials include two for one beer all night long and unlimited caipifrutas.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women, R$25 with flyer or guest list until 12AM

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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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