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

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.

Rixxa @ Bar Carioca da Gema (Lapa) – Rixxa is dubbed ‘The Pavarotti of Samba’ and if that doesn’t make you want to go and check him out, I don’t know what will.

The samba “over dose” night is a three-hour samba show that combines the impact of Rixxa’s voice with the rhythmic beat of the samba schools.

The second night already won the acclaim of the general public. A samba ‘roda’ (wheel) that shakes Lapa with great percussionists, with Zeca Pagodinho’s band, portraying the rehearsals of the samba schools.

Rixxa will be backed by Valter Silva on guitar, and a whole host of other great samba musicians, including: Gegê D’Angola, Alex Almeida, Jagunço, Macalé and many more!

Entry is R$25 and the music starts at 9PM. Carioca da Gema is famous for cooking some of the best pizza in Lapa, and all the food is reasonably priced.

Rixxa – Av Mem de Sá 79 – Lapa

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Nina Becker @ Audio Rebel (Botafogo) – The Carioca singer will be supporting the release of her latest album, Acrylic, as well as playing her first live concert since October last year.

She will be backed by her band: Rafael Vernet on piano, Alberto Continentino on bass, Pedro Sá on guitar and Pedro Fonte on drums.

This concert will also form part of a year-long film which she is developing, so if you go along you may even get to feature in it!

Tickets are R$20 and the show starts at 8PM.

Nina Becker – Visconde de Silva, 55 – Botafogo

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Pedigree Dogs @ Botto Bar (Botafogo) – The Pedigree Dogs quartet are composed by Bruno Migliari (bass and vocals), Paulo Loureiro (vocals), Marcelinho da Costa (drums and vocals) and Gustavo Camardella (guitar).

They describe themselves as “pedigree musicians” and will be presenting a wide-ranging repertoire of classic rock and 80’s pop that is guaranteed to keep the crowd on their toes all night.

Think Brazilian national rock greats such as Frejat, Paula Toller, Lulu Santos and Ed Motta, as well as international hits from Tears for Fears to The Police, Steely Dan to Stevie Wonder, David Bowie to Prince, Peter Gabriel to Michael Jackson.

Tickets are R$20 and the night starts at 9PM.

Pedigree Dogs – Rua Henrique de Novais, 55 – Botafogo

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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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