Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Monday nights are samba nights in Rio de Janeiro. 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.
The best in disco, 80s, and 90s pop with DJ Bernard de Casteja.
Nuth – 9PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$40 Men, R$30 Women
At the bottom of Pão de Açúcar, Zozô hosts some great entertainment filled with virtual games, jugglers, & dancing. A restaurant during the day, a nightclub at night, Zozô will give you the best of both worlds.
Zozô – 11PM
Av Pasteur, 520 . Praia Vermelha, Urca – Tel: (21) 2542-9665
Entrance: Check with venue
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 Richahs (Lapa)
Its time for yet another Roda de Samba with samba artist Richahs. Come enjoy this classic samba circle play at the top Brazilian hits at one of the true birthplaces of the style.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – 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 – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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