Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Monday nights at Carioca da Gema have won the hearts of the public with a style of samba that makes Lapa shake, step and boogie, when Richas hits the stage.
Depicting the blocos and styles of the classic Rio samba schools, the band Zeca Pagodinho also has an incredible array of brilliant percussionists. This night is truly the definition of Rio samba, with a four hours jam session that unites the powerful impact of song, rhythmic drumming and harmony. Hosted at Carioca da Gema, one of Lapa’s finest live music venues and spectacular pizzeria, Richas has earned the praise of the public and made Monday nights anything but dull.
R4 Life (Lapa)
R4 Life brings reggae and dub on Monday nights to Leviano. The two floor venue boasts live music downstairs with DJs and more performances upstairs.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-floor boat turns night club with top DJs and breathtaking scenery. Happy hour with free drinks before midnight and amazing views as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding from 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city, it rolls out every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba com Richahs (Lapa)
A Lapa samba affair that shakes with brilliant percussionists and members of the band Zeca Pagodinho.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out with live music and classic pub games like 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
Banana Jack (Ipanema)
This bar specializes in entertainment, attractions and drink specials all night. Call nightly to check entertainment.
Banana Jack – 9PM
Rua Jangadeiros 06 Praça General Osório, Ipanema – (21) 2521-9055
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
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