Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Roda de Samba is back at Pedra do Sal tonight. Group members Rogerinho Familia, Walmir Pimentel, Pc Correa, Wando Azevedo, Juninho Silva, Peterson Vieira, and Junior Travassos host the event every Monday night, weather permitting, beginning at 6PM.
The Roda de Samba or samba circle takes place on Pedra do Sal (Rock of Salt) in the Saúde neighborhood of Centro near Praça Mauá and the port. The area is historic as it’s where the first African immigrants from Bahia settled in Rio in the early 17th century and where the first Carioca samba was developed and performed by samba legends Heitor dos Prazeres, Pixinguinha, Donga and João da Bahiana.
The weekly Roda de Samba events are known for their casual and easygoing atmosphere with people dancing well into the night.
Segundona Grind (Botafogo)
Tonight the Collapse Agency and Audio Rebel will present Segundona Grind with bands Test, Horrificia, and Molestia performing live. Test is a duo from São Paulo known for using mathematics to craft their riffs, while Horrificia is a Rio grindcore band known for horror movie influenced songs and Molestia consists of drummer Thiago Splatter who will be accompanied by a guest vocalist tonight during the show.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Saúde)
It’s time for the best of samba as the weekly Roda de Samba returns tonight to Pedra do Sal tonight
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Largo João da Baiana – Saúde
Rio Boat Club (Lapa)
The one and only Rio Boat Club is back tonight. 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 12:30 AM. DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, hip hop, pop, Brazilan funk and reggaeton as the boat makes its way around the Bay with beautiful views of Pão de Açucar, Cristo Redentor, 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) 97921-4808 – Hilen / (21) 9690-01721 – Vicente
Entrance: Reservations are required. See above link for more information.
I Hate Mondays (Arpoador)
Tonight the I Hate Mondays party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador for its 46th edition. During the event, DJs Luiza Brasil, Barbie 2K, Zucco, Schlaepfer, Putos, and Jimmy Jay will spin.
CAVE – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gem. Vocalist Rixxa, accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band, will provide three hours of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Lunes Sessions @ Leviano (Lapa)
On Monday nights in January, the Leviano bar in Lapa is presenting Lunes Sessions. Tonight will be a special edition with hip hop DJ Marcelinho MG and the breaking group Lunáticos Crew joining the Clandestinos, led by Udi Fagundes, during the night. Additionally, MC Big Papo Reto will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: See venue for more information.
PUBS & BARS:
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. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema is a great place to go for live streaming national and international sports. Promotions during the night include two-for-one specials on Jim’s Lager. Happy Hour is also from 6PM to 8PM Monday through Friday.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM-2AM, Football – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
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.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
La Calaca (Leblon)
Thanks to new partner and chef, Gery Lopez, La Calaca in Leblon is now offering a revamped menu. Options once again include the best of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks with options including tacos, burritos, quesadillhas, corn enhanced with lemon juice, sauces made in house, Platos Fuertes, churros, and more. Lopez joins partners Marcos and Kristen Peixoto, who since September 2014, have been dedicated to offering gourmet Mexican cuisine in Rio de Janeiro.
La Calaca – 11:30 AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free. Meal and drink prices vary.
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