Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Monday nights welcome an exciting venture for those who love the nightlife and the beauty of Rio de Janeiro. Rio Boat Party is the first weekly boat party that docks from Marina da Gloria and takes attendees across the Guanabara Bay while partying the night away to DJs and live acts. Set on the two-story Mozart Boat, visitors and locals get a taste of Rio on the high seas.
The boat can hold up to 150 passengers and literally transforms into a floating nightclub. It is equipped with a full bar, bathrooms, sound system, and lighting. DJ Andrew Gracie is the resident DJ, playing house, disco, and funk. There is plenty of room to dance, just be sure you bring your sea legs.
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two story boat converts into a nightclub with top DJs and breathtaking scenery. The Happy Hour with free drinks is before midnight. There are amazing views as the boat travels around the Guanabara bay.
Marina da Gloria – Boarding 11PM, Boat departs at 12:30am
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Gloria – Tel: (21) 2555-2200
R4 Life (Lapa)
R4 Life presents reggae and dub on Monday nights at Leviano. This Monday night party is becoming very popular in downtown Rio.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city performs every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão, 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Roda de Samba com Richas (Lapa)
Tonight has won the acclaim of the public. A samba in Lapa that shakes 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
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Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool. Monday is also half-price steak night until 9PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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