Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Pedra do Sal is considered to be one of the best “rodas de samba” in Rio today and for the past recent years. This Monday night staple has been thriving for years, attracting a variety of percussionists, musicians, dancers, samba lovers and all around party goers. Situated at Largo João da Baiana in Centro,the venue is based around the very large rock or “pedra.” Many believe that samba parades and blocos started here long ago, hence the longtime commitment from attendees over the years. Wether you are a samba veteran or just a gringo visiting Rio, there is always an amazing energy and fire lit up under peoples feet at this longtime Rio event.
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. Come start your week of right with the best of reggae and dub in the heart of Lapa.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza Bar is a great place to begin your week off on the right note. A fresh menu of great tapas and drinks are available along with a varied roster of lounge DJs. Meza rests at the very end of Rua Capitão Salomão in Humaitá.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. Some of the best in the city perform every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – Tel: (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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Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte, 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
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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