During previous editions well known local and national DJs have delivered some of the best in house, deep house, tech house, trap, dubstep and electro-swing to make Mondays a little less despicable.
Still one of the most talked about clubs in the city, the underground venue Cave has, since its opening, hosted top notch events including the popular Brazilian Wax event, Dutch DJ Eelke Kleijn as part of the Rio Music Conference Club Week and the Friendly Fires and Charli XCX as part of the MECAPresent Rio Festival.
I Hate Mondays (Copacabana)
Tonight, Copacabana’s Cave presents the weekly I Hate Mondays event.
Cave – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Digital Dubs e Convidados (Lapa)
Lapa’s Leviano bar will fill with the sounds of reggae, roots, dub, rocksteady, ska and dancehall tonight as it hosts the weekly Digital Dubs e Convidados party.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-floor boat turns into a night club with top DJs and breathtaking scenery. There’s happy hour with free drinks before midnight and amazing views as the boat travels around Guanabara Bay.
Marina da Glória – boarding from 11PM, boat departs at 12:30 AM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots is back at Pedra do Sal in the Gamboa area of Centro tonight. The weekly event is considered by many to be one of the most authentic rodas de samba in the city.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 9528-5060
Zé Bigorna Trio and Nando do Cavaco and Sambistas (Centro)
Tonight at 7:30 PM the Zé Bigorna Trio will start off the night at Rio Scenarium by playing the classics of Brazilian music with contemporary arrangements. Then at 10:30 PM, Nando do Cavaco and the group Sambistas will reinterpret the chorinhos and sambas of Noel, Martinho, Benito, Roberto Ribeiro, Clara Nunes, Dorival, and Moreira da Silva, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Roda de Samba with Rixxas (Lapa)
For more dancing and singing head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema tonight as the venue will come alive with three hours of live samba provided by brilliant percussionists, vocalist Rixxa and members of the Zeca Pagodinho band. Vocalist and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start off the night at 8PM.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. 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)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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