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


Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – X-Tudo is on tonight as this Wednesday night staple continues. Expect everything you love from this classic Rio party. The music selection of the night will include the usual top hits of the Eighties and Nineties, mashups, musica Latina, mpb and of course the best of samba and Brazilian hits. If you happen to be celebrating a birthday, you can enter for free, just be sure to email prior to

DJs for the night will include resident DJ Dudu Canelot and DJ Rody. Starting around 11PM, the party will take place at the Galeria Cafe in Ipanema, home to X-Tudo for the past four years and running.


Rick Ferreira Toca Rauuul (Lapa)
Rick Ferreira is best known to the public as long time friend and guitarist of rock and roll icon Raul Seixas. Tonight Rick pays tribute to the legend with Toca Rauuul, celebrating not only the long history of the two friends, but also Rick’s 60th birthday. “It is not just a cover show. I have a long history with Raul, and I want to pay homage to him with this show,” states Ferreira. Rick will play along with many friends and you can expect a few surprises onstage.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. It’s a weekly ritual for those who attend so know that it’s no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits.
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

Thaís Macedo (Lapa)
Thaís Macedo is part of the new generation of samba. Her beautiful voice entangled with her charisma and solid repertoire has earned her much respect as a performer and vocalist.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
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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