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Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bloco do Sargento Pimenta is a musical project conceived to unify two worlds: Beatles’ songs and Brazilian rhythms. Using an original approach, new arrangements were created to put traditional songs in our very own style.

At the Bloco, you will hear “A Hard Day’s Night” as funk, “All My Loving” in marchinha rhythm, a samba version of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, among others.

Sargento Pimenta is not just a “Bloco de Carnaval”. It is an initiative started by friends, for all of our friends, and for all people who together share the same dreams and are happy.


Bloco: Sargento Pimenta (Aterro)
The infamously popular bloco Sargento Pimenta combines everything you love about Carnival blocos with the best of the Beatles. Great samba interpretations of the Beatles hits, this bloco is always great fun.
Sargento Pimenta– 3PM – 8PM
Route: Aterro do Flamengo, next to the Monumento dos Pracinhas (No Procession)
Entrance: Free

Bloco: Bloco de Segunda (Botafogo)
Botafogo will partake in the Carnival fun with Bloco de Segunda processing down the popular Voluntarious de Patriá, ending up on Sao Clemente around 9PM. Expect around 15,000 people.
Bloco de Segunda– 5PM – 9PM
Route: Rua Marques, Voluntários da Pátria, Rua Martins Ferreira, Rua São Clemente and Rua Marques
Entrance: Free


Rio Boat Club (Marina da Glória)
A two-floor boat turns night club with top DJs and breathtaking scenery. 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
Entrance: R$60

R4 Life (Lapa)
R4 Life brings reggae and dub to Leviano on Monday nights. Two floors of live bands, DJs and MCs.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15

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


Roda de Samba com Richahs (Lapa)
A Lapa samba affair that shakes with brilliant percussionists and members of the band Zeca Pagodinho.
Carioca da Gema – 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$21

Pedra do Sal (Gamboa)
Classic roda de samba with an emphasis on the music’s African roots. One of the best in the city, it rolls out every Monday night in the Gamboa area of Centro.
Pedra do Sal – 6PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out with live music and classic pub games like 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 drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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