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, Brazilian 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.
I Hate Mondays (Arpoador)
Tonight the I Hate Mondays party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador for its 45th edition. During the event, DJs Rafa Canholato, Tamy, Rebeca, Samira, XXT PWR, and Kennya will spin.
CAVE – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Rio Boat Club (Lapa)
The Rio Boat Club returns tonight with DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima spinning the best of house, hip hop, pop, Brazilian funk and reggaeton as the boat makes its way around the Bay.
Marina da Glória – Boarding and happy hour begins at 11PM. Boat departs at 12:30 AM.
Marina Da Glória – Tel: +55(21)97921-4808 – Hilen / +55(21)9690-01721 – Vicente
Entrance: Reservations are required. See above link for more information.
Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Weather permitting, the famous roda de samba returns to Pedra do Sal tonight. It’s a classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. 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 Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. Vocalist Rixxa, accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band, will provide three hours of lively samba during the night.
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 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)
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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.
Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s time again for the best of live sports tonight at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. 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.
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. Tony Boka is performing every night of the week from 8PM to 1AM.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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