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

Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Miss the great samba artists of Rock in Rio? How about a great samba artist of Lapa to ease your mind? Carioca da Gema’s own Alaan Monteiro offers the best samba gig in Lapa on a Wednesday night.


Nuth in Rio (Lagoa)
It’s a blend of samba, house, pop and hip-hop all night long at Nuth tonight with DJ Márcio Tadeu and Banda Grecco mixing up the styles.
Nuth – 9PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1244, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$50 men, R$30 women

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Belt out your favorite indie rock on the mic in the heart of Rio’s rocker neighborhood.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 with flyer or lista amiga, R$20 otherwise

Quarta do Real (Centro)
Grupo Samba Arte plays live, while three DJs mix house, axé, and funk between sets. Beers for two reais the whole night.
Passeio Dance – 7PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – (21) 2220-1298
Entrance: Free for women / R$25 for men with e-flyer until 9PM


Alaan Monteiro (Lapa)
This new artist is placed as one of the finalists in the competition for new talent at Carioca da Gema. This night of samba is of the highest quality and certainly worth checking out.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Democratic Wednesday, Day Forró (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. Quarteto Forrozando celebrates one year together and Trio Juriti releases their new CD while performing with Mariana Mello.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: (With Lista Amiga) Women R$10 until 11PM / R$13 until midnight, Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight

Crying & Jazz Jeff Gardner (Lapa)
Let Crying Jazz enhance your poetic mind with harmonic blend of jazz and contemporary music by North American Pianist Jeff Gardner.
Rio Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: $20

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


Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty grub, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of the Botafogo Social Club DJs.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188a, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Som da Bola (Lapa)
Happy hour with friends, futebol, cold beer, and cool Brazilian music at Lapa’s most relaxed and spacious bar.
Choperia Brazooka – 6PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: Free

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