Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz kicks off the week with one of its classic parties. Great tunes, a good atmosphere for dancing and cheap drinks. CLUBS: Reload (Botafogo) Monday nights have never been this much fun. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: Unavailable at the time of going to print Fat Ladies (Centro) DJ Dinei opens the club. Club Mix Bar – 8PM Rua do Mercado, 25 – Praça XV – Centro – Telefone: (21) 2221 7892 Entrance: R$10 to R$130 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 – (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 Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to relax. 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. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236 Entrance: R$10 —– 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.