Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz always has the best Monday nights for music and DJs. The entrance is cheap, as well as the beer.
Monday nights have never been this much fun. Casa Matriz hosts Reload, with DJ Bruno F (Prafrentex) playing his favorites and shaking up the dance floor.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 before midnight, R$25 after
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 – Tel: (21) 9528-5060
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
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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
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 beach front restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Monday night before heading off to a bloco de samba.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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
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