Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Pedra do Sal is considered to be one of the best “rodas de samba” in Rio today and for the past recent years. This Monday night staple has been thriving for years, attracting a variety of percussionists, musicians, dancers, samba lovers and all around party goers. Situated at Largo João da Baiana in Centro, the venue is based around the very large rock or “pedra.” Many believe that samba parades and blocos started here long ago, hence the longtime commitment from attendees over the years. Whether you are a samba veteran or just a gringo visiting Rio, there is always an amazing energy and fire lit up under peoples feet at this longtime Rio event. CLUBS: Meza Bar (Humaitá) Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location. Meza Bar – 9PM R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951 Entrance: R$15 R4 Life (Lapa) R4 Life presents reggae and dub on Monday nights at Leviano. This Monday night party is becoming very popular in downtown Rio. Leviano – 9PM Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$15 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 – Tel:(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: Gringo Cafe (Ipanema) Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more. Gringo Cafe – Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A – Ipanema Entrance: Free Saloon 79 (Botafogo) Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands. Saloon 79 – 7PM Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 79 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151 Entrance: Check with venue —– 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.