Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Your best bet to kick off the week is to get in with the locals at Pedra do Sal in downtown Centro with classic samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots.
The best in disco, 80s, and 90s pop with DJ Bernard de Casteja.
Nuth – 9PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$40 Men, R$30 Women
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in a laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean. Café Del Mar is a perfect way to start the week.
Café Del Mar – 6PM
Av Atlântica 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
If you haven’t been to Doiz yet, then you are missing a real treat. A nice blend of bar/restaurant and lounge, this new hotspot is quickly getting rave reviews. With incredibly creative drinks and DJs, Doiz is a great way to wind the weekend down.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55, Humaitá – Tel:(21) 2179-6620
Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city performs every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
PUBS & BARS:
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool. Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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