Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Monday nights welcome an exciting venture for those who love the nightlife and the beauty of Rio de Janeiro. Rio Boat Club is the only weekly boat party that docks from Marina da Glória and takes partygoers across the Guanabara Bay while partying the night away to DJs and live acts. Set on the two-storey Mozart Boat, visitors and locals get a taste of Rio on the high seas.
The boat can hold up to 150 passengers and literally transforms into a floating nightclub. It is equipped with a full bar, bathrooms, sound system, and lighting. DJ Andrew Gracie is the resident DJ, playing house, disco, and funk. There is plenty of room to dance, just be sure you bring your sea legs.
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 11PM, Boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
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 kicks off every Monday night in the Gamboa port region.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba with Richahs (Lapa)
A Lapa samba affair that shakes with brilliant percussionists and members of the band Zeca Pagodinho.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Banana Jack (Ipanema)
Jack’s bar specializes in solid Ipanema entertainment, with drink specials all night and great burgers, pasta and more.
Banana Jack – 9PM
Rua Jangadeiros 6, Praça General Osório, Ipanema – (21) 2521-9055
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and pub games including darts and pool. Monday is 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)
The Clover Irish pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap in a lively environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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