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.

Afroribeirinhos + DJ MITO @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Every Monday the group Afroribeirinhos will bring their electrifying sound to Ganjah Lapa.

The group brings a repertoire that includes influences of carimbó, cumbia, plus rock, blues and other international influences. They are: Dibob da Silva (Manaus) – Guitar and Vocals; Artur Lorran (Belém) – Banjo and Vocals; Ivan Cabral (Rio de Janeiro) – Drums; Frank Russo (Manaus) – Bass. Following them will be DJ Mito, who will be playing the best samba-rock, sambalanço, and nineties Brazilian hits.

Entry costs R$5 and the night begins at 9PM.

Afroribeirinhos + DJ MITO – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa

For more information, check the event page.

The Glow Party! @ New Mariuzinn (Copacabana) – This is the Monday night party in Rio’s famous Copacabana neighborhood, with free caipirinhas until midnight, random tequila shots, and special promotions on beers and vodka energy drinks.

The music for the night will feature a live samba act. Then DJ Guga Fernandes, the resident DJ, will be spinning some house, hiphop and reggaeton, followed by DJ Dluccio who will spin everything from pop, to trap, to deep house.

If you’re looking for an upscale, big club experience, this promises to be the ticket. The dancefloor will be immersed in black light and they will be handing out everything from glow paint to glow bracelets and much more. The party starts at 11PM and tickets are between R$40-R$60.

The Glow Party! – Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana

For more information, head to the event page.

Samba da Gávea @ Da Casa da Táta (Gávea) – Around the table, no microphone, no rehearsal and no script, this is samba how it should be, full of the magic of improvisation and fun!

This Monday, among those participating will be Alfredo Del Penho, Bruno Barreto, João Cavalcanti, Luís Filipe de Lima, Paulino Dias, Pedro Miranda, and Thiago da Serrinha.

There are fifty places available and the cost is R$30. The evening starts at 8PM and they advise you to get there early! As they start on time, and the place is not big. After that, you can only get in if someone leaves.

Samba da Gávea – Rua Professor Manoel Ferreira 89 – Gávea

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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