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.

Baque de Samba @ Quiosque do Jamaica (Lagoa) – Enjoy some live samba on the shores of Rio’s famous Lagoa with Baque de Samba.

Come hear Baque de Samba expertly combining samba songs old and new. Cartola, Elza Soares, Clara Nunes, they mix them all up and create something fresh. Plus, their friend DJ MAM will also be performing a special set.

5 PM is the start time and tickets are R$10.

Baque de Samba – Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1934 – Lagoa

For more information, try the event page.

Earlybird Jazz @ The Maze (Catete) – Experience the first of a new weekly event at bohemian jazz club The Maze.

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.

Roda de Samba @ Pedra do Sal (Saúde) – Be a part of perhaps the most famous evening of live samba in the entire Cidade Maravilhosa.

An authentic “roda de samba” (samba circle) at the birthplace of samba in Rio that is always a guaranteed evening of great music, dancing, and conviviality.

This free event starts at 6 PM and is sponsored by the nearby bars who encourage patrons to purchase drinks from their premises thereby supporting its continuation.

Roda de Samba – Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38 – Saúde

For more information, go 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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