During previous editions well known local and national DJs have delivered some of the best in house, deep house, tech house, trap, dubstep and electro-swing to make Mondays a little less despicable.
Still one of the most talked about clubs in the city, the underground venue Cave has, since its opening, hosted top notch events including the popular Brazilian Wax event, Dutch DJ Eelke Kleijn as part of the Rio Music Conference Club Week and the Friendly Fires and Charli XCX as part of the MECAPresent Rio Festival.
Pista 3 – D.R.A.F. + Pillow Club (Botafogo) Tonight the Pista 3 party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo with best of rock, indie and pop.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
I Hate Mondays (Arpoador)
The I Hate Mondays party returns tonight to the popular Cave club in Arpoador for its 25th edition. The party is always a great way to spend an usually not so exciting night.
Cave – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Digital Dubs (Lapa)
Tonight Digital Dubs and friends return to Lapa’s Leviano Bar. The band Muzamba All Stars will get things started on the first floor with reggae, ska and rocksteady and Radiola Visto Rasta will play the best of reggae roots and dub. Digital Dubs will perform on the second floor with special guests.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-story boat turns into a nightclub complete with top DJs and a happy hour with two for one drinks for men and free drinks for women before midnight. Once the cruise starts, there are some amazing views to take in as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding begins at 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight as the venue will come alive at 9:30 PM with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start off the night at 7:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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