The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Your best bet to kick off the week is to get in with the locals at Pedra do Sal in downtown Centro with classic samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots.

*List of featured Bloco parties in Rio during Carnival season

Estratégia (Lapa)
Bloco: Estratégia – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio – Lapa


Seletivas do Mada 2012 (Barra)
The Selective Mada 2012, promoted by Pop Lab, opens summer 2012 at Barra Costello, with the bands Zero 9, Tai and Theremim. The four attractions compete for a place at the end of the month. The vote is completed with the evaluation of judges, representatives of record companies, producers, musicians and artists.
Barra Costello
Av. das Américas, 3.500, Bloco 6, Loja A – Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3495 4401 / 2408 5520
Entrance: R$25


Roda de Samba com Richas (Lapa)
Tonight wins the acclaim of the public. Samba in Lapa shakes up the brilliant percussionists, a mixture of the band Zeca Pagodinho, depicting the trials of the blocks of the samba schools.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221 0043
Entrance: R$21

Roda de Samba at Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs


Blue Agave (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!
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Short film screening @ Marquês da Gávea (Gávea)
The second edition of Curta no Marquês by Coletivo Consciente starts at 8PM; They show short films from young directors from Rio de Janeiro.
Bar Marquês
Praça Santos Dumont, 126, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2266-1446
Entrance: Free

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