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.

Jazz @ Girassol Carioca Hostel (Lapa) – Every Monday, this is the place to go to get a dose of free jazz in Lapa, at the newly opened Girassol Carioca Hostel.

The Girassol Carioca Hostel is located on Avenida Mém de Sá, between the Lavradio and Gomes Freire streets, near the Arcos da Lapa and the Bar da Cachaça, and it boasts free entrance, a smoking area, friendly service, fair prices, varied cuisine and several beers, drinks and wines.

The jazz for this evening features the drummer Guga Pellicciotti with special guests including pianist João Nóbrega. The bar opens at 6PM and the jazz gets going at 8PM.

Jazz – Avenida Mem de Sá, 83 e 85 – Lapa

For more information, go to the event page.

Sarrada System @ Rua do Resende 16 (Lapa) – Hosted by Zouk no Rio, this is set to be a wild Monday evening Sarrada System party featuring DJ sets from Malu Maia, Arknjo, Dilson ColdHeart, Fellipe Brandao, and Zen Eyer.

Expect plenty of baile funk and pop hits.

Tickets are between R$10-R$20 and the evening should get started at around 10PM.

Sarrada System – Rua do Resende 16 – Lapa

For more information, go to the event page.

Wagner Ricciardi @ Smoke Lounge (Tijuca) – With time spent in Los Angeles and England, Wagner Ricciardi is well versed in Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin and others, as well as his own compositions, plus he is also known for his innovative reinventions from the classics of Cartola, Pixinguinha, Noel Rosa, Raul Seixa and many more Brazilian legends.

This free event starts at 8PM and only asks for a R$10 artistic couvert.

Wagner Ricciardi – Rua Ibituruna, 8 – Tijuca

For more information, head to 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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