Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – There is no doubt where music lovers will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The BMW Jazzfest takes over the Oi Casa Grande in Leblon, unleashing the best of classic and contemporary jazz with some of the biggest names in the business.
BMW Jazzfest (Leblon)
Some of the biggest names in jazz alive today will be playing for three days at the Oi Casa Grande. Live music by some of the most influential names in jazz will create an unforgettable jazz festival in Rio. On Monday, you can expect to hear from Grammy Award-winning trio Corea, Clarke & White and the Cuban-American jazz band Ninety Miles!
Oi Casa Grande – 9PM
Afrânio de Mello Franco 290, Leblon– Tel:(21) 2511-0800
Entrance: Tickets range from R$30 to R$120
The best in disco, 80s, and 90s pop with DJ Bernard de Casteja.
Nuth – 9PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$40 Men, R$30 Women
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting rests on one of the most famous beaches in the world. Serving up tapas while enjoying the laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean, Café Del Mar is a perfect way to start the week.
Café Del Mar – 6PM
Av Atlântica 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
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 – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba com Richahs (Lapa)
Get ready for an overdose of samba. At Roda de Samba, expect to hear samba that unites the quality of voice, rhythmic drumming and harmony.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
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. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
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 – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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