Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the very best of samba as vocalist Rixxa returns to Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight.
During the night, Rixxa will perform for three lively hours while accompanied by members of the Zeca Pagodinho band.
Memebers of the band include Válter Silva on classic guitar; Márcio Almeida on cavaquinho; Ari Bispo on tan tan; Jagunço on percussion; and Silvão Silva on surdo.
I Hate Mondays (Arpoador)
Tonight the I Hate Mondays party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador for its 39th edition. During the event, DJs Kennya, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Rebeca Dues, Bia Marques, and XXT PWR will spin.
CAVE – 12AM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Rio Boat Club (Lapa)
The one and only Rio Boat Club is back tonight and things will get started at 11PM with happy hour. Lasting until midnight, drinks will be free for women and there will be two-for-one specials for men. The boat will then leave the Marina at 12:30AM. DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, hip hop, pop, Brazilan funk and reggation as the boat makes its way around the Bay with beautiful views of o Pão de Açucar, Cristo, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea and the Rio-Niterói bridge.
Marina da Glória – Boarding and happy hour begins at 11PM. Boat departs at 12:30 AM.
Marina Da Glória– Tel: (21) 7872-2748 – Bem Brasil
Entrance: Reservations are required. See above link for more information.
Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. The venue will come alive at 9:30PM with vocalist Rixxa, accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band, providing three hours of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in December,, the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting Lunes Sessions with the band Clandestinos, led by singer-songwriter Udi Fagundes, performing their covers of works by Manu Chao, Chico Science, Jorge Benjor, and Bob Marley as well as original arrangements of the best of reggae, dub, ska, and hip-hop.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10- R$20 (Cash only)
PUBS & BARS:
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday through Friday, Happy Hour is 6PM to 8PM and Monday is half price steak night starting at 8PM, and of course the NFL’s Monday Night Football.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
In addition to great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports including NFL games, especially if you want to make sure to be able to stay and watch the end of the game given the time zone change.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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