Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Melt is one of the best spots in Leblon for a good time on a Monday night. The bottom floor has a great lounge area for cocktails and food while the second floor is set with music, DJs and all the space needed to get down. The music varies from samba to rock. Be sure to call ahead for the music selection.
*List of featured Bloco Parties in Rio during Carnival Season
Aconteceu (Santa Teresa)
Bloco Party: Aconteceu – 4PM
Largo dos Guimarães – Santa Teresa
Rio Sound System (Lagoa)
Bloco Party: Rio Sound System – 4PM
Parque dos Patins – Lagoa
Cabeça de Chave (Copacabana)
Bloco Party: Cabeça de Chave – 6PM
Rua Duvivier – Copacabana
Melt Party (Leblon)
Melt is one of the best spots in Leblon for a good time on a Monday night. On the bottom floor a nice lounge area, second floor has a dance floor. They have everything from samba to rock. Be sure to call ahead for the music selection.
Melt – 9PM
Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2249-9309
Entrance: R$60 for Men, R$25 for Women
Crazy Mondays (Botafogo)
Crazy Mondays is exactly what it sounds like. A night of dancing made strictly for letting loose on Mondays. Receive a free drink if you arrive before midnight! With DJs Tito Figueiredo, Larissa and others.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 until midnight, R$15 after with Lista Amiga, R$20 without
Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Folia no Circo (Lapa)
In the spirit of Carnaval come hear the amazing percussion stylings from Bateira da Beija Flor, Cordao da Bola Preta and Bloco Simpatia e Quase Amor
Rua Dos Arcos S/N- Lapa – Tel:(21)2533-0354
Entrance: R$30- R$60
PUBS & BARS:
Blue Agave’s (Copacabana)
Mexican bar with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. This hot spot in Ipanema not only has some of Rio’s best cocktails, but has recently opened its doors in their second location in Copacabana!
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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