Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Monday nights at Nuth have a more laid back crowd so don’t expect a nightclub. Join in on the fun with their set up pool table and relaxing ambiance. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Melt Party (Leblon)
Melt is one of the best spots in Leblon for a good time on a Monday night. On the bottom floor a nice lounge area, second floor has a dance floor. They have everything from samba to rock. Be sure to call ahead for the genre.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women
Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
Monday nights at Nuth have a more laid back crowd so don’t expect a nightclub. Join in on the fun with their set up pool table and relaxing ambiance. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Roda de Samba at Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Mangue Seco (Centro Antigo)
An animated happy hour with lots of MPB, samba and bossa nova.
Mangue Seco – 6PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Centro Antigo – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
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Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican bar and restaurant with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. Has the best margaritas in Ipanema, and also ask them about the new spot in Copacabana that just opened.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Delirium Café (Ipanema)
There isn’t a better way to cure the Monday blues than with a large selection of boutique, imported beers.
Delirium Cafe – 6PM
Rua Barão da Torre de Novaes, 183, Ipanema – (21) 7897-9250
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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
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