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Monday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Are you a woman and love free caipirinhas? Are you a man with a date this Monday and would love to not have to pay for her drinks until after midnight? Then Barril 8000 Praia’s samba party featuring Grupo de Pagode Luz Neon is your ticket.


Flashback (Barra)
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

La Girl (Copacabana)
Ladies start the week off with a bang at this female-oriented GLBT club. Mondays feature the laughter show with Karina Karão and two-for-one beers until 1AM.
La Girl – 9PM
Rua Raul Pompéia, 102 (Galeria), Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2247-8342
Entrance: R$10 until midnight, R$15 after


Grupo de Pagode Luz Neon (Barra da Tijuca)
Samba for your Monday night with free caipirinhas for ladies until midnight. Samba do Bom and Tokito DJ open.
Barril 8000 Praia – 10PM
Av. Sernambetiba, 8000, Barra da Tijuca – (21) 2433-1730
Entrance: Women free until midnight, men R$10 until midnight

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

Jazz at Boemia da Lapa (Lapa)
A whole load of jazz standards to start off your week feeling chipper.
Boemia da Lapa – 8PM
Praça João Pessoa, 2, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-7921
Entrance: Free

Roda de Samba com Richahs (Lapa)
Four hour samba marathon, the best bet for your MPB Monday.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$21

Zé Paulo Becker (Lapa)
The quartet led by the guitarist of Trio Madeira Brazil plays a repertoire of popular songs with sophisticated arrangements in the style of Choro.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
Entrance: R$20

Marcelo Buarque (Centro Antigo)
An animated happy hour with lots of MPB, samba and bossanova.
Mangue Seco – 6PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Centro Antigo – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Entrance: Free

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Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off Entree plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Delirium Cafe (Ipanema)
There isn’t a better way to cure the Monday blues than with a large selection of boutique, imported beers.
Delirium Cafe – 6PM
Rua Barão da Torre de Novaes, 183, Ipanema – (21) 7897-9250
Entrance: Free

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