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The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Roda de Samba da Pedra do SalMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are looking for an authentic roda de samba experience in Rio, Pedra do Sal is considered to be one of the best anywhere in the city.

A weekly Monday night live music party, the event has taken place in the same location of the Gamboa area in Centro for years. A wide variety of percussionists, musicians, dancers, samba lovers and all-round party goers is known to flock to the outdoor party every week.

Located on Pedra do Sal, on a huge, smooth rock, the area becomes a makeshift dancefloor with veterans and newcomers alike dancing the night away as the event progresses.

CLUBS:

Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-story boat turns into a nightclub complete with top DJs and a happy hour with two for one drinks for men and free drinks for women before midnight. Once the cruise starts, there are some amazing views to take in as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding begins at 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$60

Digital Dubs (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time again for the best in ska, dub, rocksteady, and reggae, as Digital Dubs returns for the weekly Monday night party. Band Muzamba All Stars will play on the first floor, followed by the band Radiola Visto Rasta. A special guest will take over the second floor of the venue to finish out the party.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-$R30

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club

MÚSICA BRASILEIRA:

Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free

Roda de Samba with Rixxas (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight as the venue will come alive with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Vocalist and guitarist Cristina Bhering will start off the night at 8PM.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Joyce Cândido and Camila Masiso (Centro)
Camila Masiso will start things off tonight at Centro’s Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM and Joyce Cândido will follow at 10:30PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Zé Paulo Becker, Semente Choro Jazz, Caio Marcio and Carlos César, (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Bar Semente Zé Paulo Becker and Semente Choro Jazz with Caio Marcio and Carlos César will perform live.
Bar Semente–9:30PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 149, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188/(21) 9781-2451
Entrance: R$25

PUBS & BARS:

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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