Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are looking for an off-Zona Sul (South Zone) spot to enjoy traditional Brazilian music, Samba do Trabalhador is the place to go.
Samba do Trabalhador (The Worker’s Samba) was created in 2005 and is specially dedicated to the workers, who go straight to the roda de samba when they get off the clock.
Celebrating the Dia do Comércio (the Commerce Day), the event starts at 1PM today, and there will be costela com agrião (ribs with cress) being served for lunch. Musician Moacyr Luz and his group run the roda de samba.
Duda Beat (Tijuca)
Singer and composer from Recife (Northeastern Brazil), Duda Beat performs at Doninha’s “Segundas Acústicas” project tonight, spicing up electronic music with her peculiar accent from Recife.
Doninha Delivery – 8:30 PM
Rua Santo Afonso, 445 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3199-1133
Glow Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the Glow Party is back with black lights, glow sticks, DJs and samba to New Mariuzinn Copacabana. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM and there will be live samba music and dancers. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, cumbia, trap, reggaeton, funk, pop, and hip hop throughout the night. Additionally, there will be promotions on beers and caipirinhas all night and tequila shots will be distributed randomly.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 1077 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2521-1952
Entrance: R$40 – R$60
Samba do Trabalhador (Andaraí)
Renascença Clube, at Andaraí, hosts every Monday the “Samba do Trabalhador” (the worker’s samba) with famous composer and singer Moacyr Luz. Celebrating the Dia do Comércio (the Commerce Day), the samba starts at 1PM.
Renascença Clube – 1PM
Rua Barão de São Francisco, 54, Andaraí, RJ – Tel: (21) 3253-2322
Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
Vocalist Rixxa will be accompanied tonight by brilliant percussionists and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band to provide three hours of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: See venue for details.
Samba da Gávea (Gávea)
This evening, seven musicians gather in Gávea, including Pedro Miranda and Thiago da Serrinha, for a lively “roda de samba” at Casa da Tata.
Da Casa da Tata – 8PM
Rua Professor Manoel Ferreira, 89 – Gávea – Tel: (21) 2511-0947
PUBS & BARS:
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 6PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 6PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
As well as 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
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.
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 on Mondays through Friday.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
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