Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Check out Barzinho, a cozy new hangout with colorful and chic decor, conveniently located at the heart of Lapa, making it an ideal place to meet for a few beers after work to wind down or kick off the night. Barzinho is the newest addition to Rio’s nightlife, opened by Fabio Batistella and Rodrigo Pena, who also run popular Meza bar/lounge in Humaitá. Any fans of the latter should definitely try the new venue. The program of this unique place includes guest DJs, stand up comedians, theatrical sketches and more, creating a hip and laid-back atmosphere.
Enjoy their tasty menu, which features classic petiscos with a new twist, such as fried chicken coated with parmesan accompanied by catupiry cream. Or you can chill-out with a well earned beer or caipirinha after a tiring work day, while checking out their artful decorations.
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar is the newest addition to the collection of great venues, along with Meza Bar in Humaita. Special guest DJ Markinhos Meskita will be laying down the tunes.
Barzinho – 11:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
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
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 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
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Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – 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
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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