Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Rio Boat Club runs again. Dubbed the “The Best Boat Party Ever,” things get started every Monday night beginning at 11PM with Happy Hour and two for one drinks on the deck of the party boat docked in the Marina da Glória.
At 12:30AM the boat departs and travels around Guanbara Bay providing the paty-goers on board with stunning visuals of Rio at night. During the journey which lasts until 4AM, DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima spin music requested by the up to 150 passengers on the boat.
Radio Reggae with Fayah Riddims, Bangarang and Inter (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar host Radio Reggae with the band Fayah Riddims playing on the first floor and Bangarang playing on the second floor.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
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
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
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
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.
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 149, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188/(21) 9781-2451
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
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
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