Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Jingle Bell Rock combines Christmas cheer, a Santa distributing free shots and rock music. What’s not to love? A great way to spend Christmas Eve. CLUBS: Jingle Bell Rock (Botafogo) If you don’t want to wait for Santa Claus all alone, or at home, Casa da Matriz is open for business. You might even get a glance of St Nick himself as he pours shots into your mouth. Casa da Matriz – 12PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without Natal Casa Rosa (Laranjeiras) A tradition of the club, another Christmas themed night but with a lot of Brazilian popular music. Sandro Black, Trio Remelexo and DJs Cyro and Edna will play the best of Brazilian pop for a fun night out before Christmas day. Casa Rosa– 9PM Rua Alice, 550 – Laranjeiras – Tel:(21) 2557-2562 Entrance: R$15 for women, R$25 for men MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: 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 – Tel: (21) 9528-5060 Entrance: Free Roda de Samba com Richas (Lapa) Tonight has won the acclaim of the public. A samba in Lapa that shakes the brilliant percussionists, a mixture of the band Zeca Pagodinho, depicting the trials of the blocks of the samba schools. Carioca da Gema – 10PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$21 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. Catch all your favorite NFL programming here. Blue Agave – 5PM Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 Entrance: Free 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 – 7:00PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM Restaurante Mab’s (Copacabana) The new American owned beachfront restaurant and bar in Rio de Janeiro, a great place for food or just drinks if that is your style. It attracts a mixture of locals and expats. 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. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. 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: Free —– To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.