The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Samba do Trabalhador @ Renascença Clube (Andaraí) – One of the most authentic samba nights in the city, Samba Do Trabalhador, led by the legendary musician Moacyr Luz, kicks off the week in true carioca style.

With cold beer, traditional Brazilian food, and a convivial atmosphere, the Renascença Clube is well worth the trip to Andaraí for those who are more used to spending time in Zona Sul (South Zone).

Things usually get going at 4:30PM and tickets are between R$20 – R$40.

Samba do Trabalhador – Rua Barão de São Francisco, 54 – Andaraí

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Rio Night Live @ Beco das Garrafas (Copacabana) – An evening of stand up comedy in English is a rarity in Rio de Janeiro, but tonight it’s back thanks to Rio Night Live, who hosted a packed-out Christmas show at Rayz in Ipanema.

This time they’re at the more intimate space of Beco das Garrafas – prepare for plenty of topical humor from both expat and native comedians trying to make sense of all things Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and beyond.

Tickets are between R$15-R$20 and proceedings should get started at 8PM.

Rio Night Live – Rua Duvivier, 37 – Copacabana

For more information, check the event page.

Monday Blues @ Smoke Lounge (Saúde) – Beat the Monday Blues at the Smoke Lounge with Laranjeletric, whose American-inspired blues jams are sure to get even the heaviest feet moving.

While there, enjoy an excellent range of beers, tobacco, and more.

This live session will begin at 7PM. The Smoke Lounge charges R$10 for the live music.

Monday Blues – Rua Ibituruna, 8 – Maracanã

For more information, head to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


Winehouse (Botafogo)
Run by a British expat, Winehouse boasts an eclectic range of wines both local and international. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options, too. Happy hour begins at 5 PM and ends at 8 PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: FREE

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul’s exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels draw a crowd every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
As well as great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema too.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Nosso (Ipanema)
Located in a charming house at Maria Quitéria street, Nossos’s sophisticated drinks and dishes are undoubtedly worth a try. You will also enjoy Nosso if you are a rum lover: Their rum drinks, with labels from Cuba and Jamaica, are the house specialties.
Nosso – 7PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 91 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 99619-0099
Entrance: R$15

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