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.

Rodrigo Fragoso @ Champanharia Ovelha Negra (Botafogo) – The singer Rodrigo Fragoso will be presenting his project ‘Cuando Me Conhecer,’ (When to meet me) with a lot of pop rock to start the week with a bang.

With a rustic atmosphere and plenty of attitude, the Champanharia Ovelha Negra (Black Sheep Champagne Shop) isn’t a bistro, nor a tavern, nor a bar – it is simply the black sheep!

Come and sample some domestic and international champagne and sparkling wine with the sounds of a talented musician and see for yourself why they’re calling themeselves ‘Brazil’s premier champanharia.’

The evening is free to attend and should begin at 5:30PM.

Rodrigo Fragoso – Rua Bambina 120 – Botafogo

For more information, check out the event page.

The Glow Party! @ New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – It’s back! the party brought to you by Rio Sessions which promises the biggest Monday night.

There will be free caipirinhas until midnight, random tequila shots, promotions on beers and vodka energy drinks.

If you’re looking for an upscale, big club experience, this seems to be the ticket. The club will be immersed in black light and they will be handing out everything from glow paint to glow bracelets and much more.

This night there will be live samba, then DJ Caue Campean will be spinning some house, hiphop and reggaeton, followed by DJ Dluccio who will spin pop, trap and deep house.

Two DJs, two floors, and only one block away from Copacabana beach.

Glow Party! – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana

Things will get started at around 11PM and ticket prices range from R$40-R$60 – for more information, head to the event page.

Samba @ Castelinho (Flamengo) – This is a classic ‘Roda de samba’ (Samba circle) without a script, purely improvised with the musicians playing according to the spirit of the night.

Samba do Castelinho is formed by Ana Costa, Paulao 7 cordas, Leonardo Pereira, Marquinho China, Anderson Balbueno, Bianca Calcagni and Jorge André.

Come and enjoy samba in one of the most beautiful and historic settings in all of Rio.

Every Monday at 6:30 PM with tickets at R$30/R$15

Samba – Praia do Flamengo, 158 – Flamengo

For more information, check out the event page.

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


Winehouse (Botafogo)
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those who aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 6PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 6PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: FREE

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
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 located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday to Friday, Happy Hour is from 6PM to 8PM and Mondays are half-price steak nights starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs) – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Nosso (Ipanema)
Located in a charming house at Maria Quitéria Street, its 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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