Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are looking for an authentic roda de samba experience in Rio, Pedra do Sal is considered to be one of the best anywhere in the city. A weekly Monday night live music party, the event has taken place in the same location of the Gamboa area in Centro for years. A wide variety of percussionists, musicians, dancers, samba lovers and all-round party goers is known to flock to the outdoor party every week. Located on Pedra do Sal, on a huge, smooth rock, the area becomes a makeshift dancefloor with veterans and newcomers alike dancing the night away as the event progresses. CLUBS: Digital Dubs (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time again for the best in ska, dub, rocksteady, and reggae, as Digital Dubs returns for the weekly Monday night party. Band Muzamba All Stars will play on the first floor and the band Radiola Visto Rasta will take over the second floor of the venue. The party is also known to include special guests every week. Leviano – 10PM Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779 Entrance: R$20-$R30 Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória) A two-story boat turns into a night club complete with top DJs and a happy hour with free drinks before midnight. There are some amazing views to take in as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay. Marina da Glória – boarding from 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748 Entrance: R$60 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Pedra do Sal (Gamboa) Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city. Pedra do Sal – 6PM Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060 Entrance: Free Roda de Samba with Rixxas (Lapa) For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight as the venue will come alive with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start off the night at 8:30PM. Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$23 PUBS & BARS: Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema) With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana) This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally during the World Cup, Mab’s will be showing the games live on 50” TVs. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free The Clover (Copacabana) Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment. The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484 Entrance: Free — 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.