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

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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – X-Tudo is on tonight as this Wednesday night staple continues to move forward. Expect everything you love from this Rio classic party. The music selection of the night will include the usual top hits of the 80s and 90s, mashups, musica Latina, mpb and of course the best of samba for the post Carnaval season. If you are happening 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.


Bittersweet (Lapa)
Mexican restaurant and bar/ club Catrin opens its doors on Wednesdays to a Karaoke night called Bittersweet, featuring all the best classic and current rock and pop.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa, 63 – Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$10 with guestlist, R$15 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

Mulato Velho e Simone Lial (Lapa)
Mulato Velho and Simone Lial present “Brasileiríssimo”, a show focused on presenting the diversity that resides here in Rio and Brazilian music.
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 – 5PM
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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