Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: If these words are written in your native language, there is a good chance you are from a big country way out there that simply goes crazy this night each year. Just because it is Monday and you are 8,000 miles away from there is no excuse to not party until the undead cows come home. Mexican-themed restaurant Blue Agave in Ipanema will host a costume party from 9PM on.
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
Baile da Graça (Centro)
The best in partner dancing from just after work until after the clock strikes midnight.
Passeio Dance – 6PM
Av. Rio Branco, 277, Centro – Tel: (21) 2220-1298
Jazz at Boemia da Lapa (Lapa)
A whole load of jazz standards to start off your week feeling chipper.
Boemia da Lapa – 8PM
Praça João Pessoa, 2, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7921
Roda de Samba at Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Grupo Molejo (Barra da Tijuca)
Samba for your Monday night with free caipirinhas for ladies until midnight. Samba do Bom and Tokito DJ open.
Barril 8000 Praia – 10PM
Av. Sernambetiba, 8000, Barra da Tijuca – (21) 2433-1730
Entrance: Women free until midnight, men R$10 until midnight
Roda de Samba com Richas (Lapa)
Four hour samba marathon, the best bet for your MPB Monday.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Zé Paulo Becker (Lapa)
The quartet led by the guitarist of Trio Madeira Brazil plays a repertoire of popular songs with sophisticated arrangements in the style of Choro.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
Marcelo Buarque (Centro Antigo)
An animated happy hour with lots of MPB, samba and bossanova.
Mangue Seco – 6PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Centro Antigo – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
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Blue Agave Halloween (Ipanema)
The best Halloween party with the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
There isn’t a better way to cure the Monday blues than with a large selection of boutique, imported beers.
Delirium Cafe – 6PM
Rua Barão da Torre de Novaes, 183, Ipanema – (21) 7897-9250
Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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