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.

Monday Blues @ Smoke Lounge (Saúde) – Beat the Monday Blues at the Smoke Lounge with Charles Zanol Trio, who will be playing an exciting set of country rock, classic rock from the fifties and sixties, and blues.

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

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

Monday Blues – Rua Ibituruna, 8 – Maracanã

For more information, head to the event page.

Earlybird Jazz @ The Maze (Catete) – Come see the second happening of a new weekly event at bohemian jazz club The Maze, accompanied by plenty of authentic Indian curry and caipirinhas.

Earlybird Jazz will see The Maze’s house band (Wolfram Goebel, tenor sax; Lennart Goebel, hammond organ; and Mário Lencina, drums and percussion) play a set which will then be followed by an open mic evening, for any budding jazz singers or instrumentalists out there.

Entry is R$20 and the night starts at 7:30 PM.

Earlybird Jazz – Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete

For more information, head to the event page.

Samba da Gávea @ Da Casa da Táta (Gávea) – Want to see some traditional Brazilian samba? Head to Da Casa da Táta in Gávea for a night of songs around the table, how samba should be, full of the magic of improvisation and fun!

There are fifty places available and the cost is R$30. The evening starts at 8 PM 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)
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 who aren’t too keen on wine, there are plenty of beer and cocktail options, too. Happy hour begins at 5 PM and ends at 8 PM.
Winehouse – 5 PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
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 – 7 PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 91 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 99619-0099
Entrance: R$15

Macaco Caolho Rock ‘n’ Drinks (Copacabana)
Open until 3 AM and with an ever-changing drink and food menu, this Irish pub is always busy with live entertainment, karaoke, and special offers to keep their loyal clientele coming back for more.
Macaco Caolho Rock ‘n’ Drinks – 7 PM
Avenida Atlântica 3056 B – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 99525-3192
Entrance: See venue for details.

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