Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Melt is one of the best spots in Leblon for a good time on a Monday night. On the bottom floor a nice lounge area, second floor has a dance floor. They have everything from samba to rock. Be sure to call ahead for the music selection.
Crazy Mondays (Botafogo)
Everyone has a little mad in them. This is the spirit of Crazy Mondays, shaking the second home of Casa da Matriz; A party for those who like to party and music for those who like to dance.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 with Lista Amiga, R$20 without
ViraLatiña away with the clichés while playing them all on the dance floor. Try to travel the world to the Latin sound of a Puerto Rican reggaeton, a Mexican rock, rap a Cuban, a Colombian pop, ska an Argentine and Spanish flamenco to rock. Featured at Pista 3 will be the world of Latina. A new night in Rio, on Mondays.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga & R$20 without
Melt Party (Leblon)
Melt is one of the best spots in Leblon for a good time on a Monday night. On the bottom floor a nice lounge area, second floor has a dance floor. They have everything from samba to rock. Be sure to call ahead for the music selection.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women
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
Orquestra Carioca (Lapa)
The Carioca Samba Orchestra unites traditional samba instruments like guitar, ukulele and tambourine to suit a small horn, typical formations of the Big Band jazz.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 8PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
PUBS & BARS:
Blue Agave’s (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Enjoy a sunny morning on the beach. Then, meet friends for lunch, chat, have a beer cold and crackling with a good laugh. This is the lifestyle of Rio and inspired by Barzin and brings a new concept in the late afternoon and evening of Ipanema. Great happy hour spot for those looking to meet new people.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 75, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2522-1809
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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