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
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
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
Roda de Samba com Richahs (Lapa)
Four hour samba marathon, the best bet for your MPB Monday.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Zé Paulo Becker (Lapa)
The quartet led by the guitarist of Trio Madeira Brazil plays a repertoire of popular songs with sophisticated arrangements in the style of Choro.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
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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
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 and live music starting at 5:30PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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