Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are looking for a roda de samba, Pedra do Sal is considered to be one of the best anywhere in the city. A regular Monday night happening, it has been taking place for years. A variety of percussionists, musicians, dancers, samba lovers and all-round party goers flock to the outdoor party weekly.
Located at Largo João da Baiana in Centro, which a huge, smooth rock, the area becomes a makeshift dancefloor with veterans and newcomers alike dancing the night away as the event progresses.
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-floor boat turns night club with top DJs and breathtaking scenery. Happy hour with free drinks before midnight and amazing views as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding from 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Digital Dubs e Convidados (Lapa)
Digital Dubs brings reggae and dub on Monday nights to Leviano. Two floors of live bands, DJs and MCs.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Roda de Samba com Richahs (Lapa)
A Lapa samba affair that shakes with brilliant percussionists and members of the band Zeca Pagodinho.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city, it rolls out every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 9528-5060
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out with live music and classic pub games like 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 drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Avenida Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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