Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – ViraLatiña does away with the clichés by 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.
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
Crazy Mondays (Botafogo)
Everyone has a little madness 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 does away with the clichés by 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
Roda de Samba com Richas (Lapa)
Tonight has won public acclaim . 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:
Caroline Café (Lagoa)
Soho meets Rio in the most well known pub in Jardim Botânico exciting. A long ebony bar and wood panelling give a sophisticated feel that is upheld by the quality of the food. Ranging from suishi to gourmet burgers Caroline Café has something for everyone.
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This Ipanema staple has recently opened the doors to their second location in Copacabana!
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and happy hour specials everyday at this beach-side expat bar. Also serving breakfast 24 hours a day, with great lunch specials as well. Check their website for a feel of the place.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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