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.
Hamilton de Holanda e o Baile do Almeidinha @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – Brazilian bandolinist Hamilton de Holanda and El Baile do Almeidinha are back on the eve of the Zumbi de Palmares holiday with a tribute to two great icons of world music, Gilberto Gil and Bob Marley.
If that wasn’t enough, opening for them will be the Brazilian trio of Dub Core, Nuggetz. Tickets are between R$30-R$60 and the night gets going at 10PM.
Hamilton de Holanda e o Baile do Almeidinha – Avenida Mem de Sá – Lapa
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I Hate Mondays #90 @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – This is a party to get people excited for the summer, bringing the heat prematurely to the dancefloor of one of Rio’s most inclusive and exciting clubs.
The lineup for the night includes: Marginal Men, BBWJU aka Julliana Araújo, Tago Oli, jaquelone, Bea Ferretti, and Nico.
Tickets are between R$25-R$50 and the party starts at around 11PM.
I Hate Mondays #90 – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, check out the event page.
Tributo The Beatles @ The Rock Bar (Jardim Botânico) – The band the Black Monkees will be presenting a Beatles tribute guaranteed to get everyone onto their feet and dancing and singing along to the most memorable songs from the fab fours’ era-defining career.
Soon after the show, DJ Careca comes into command of the dance floor to make you party until your feet are sore!
This night is free and it starts at 8PM.
Tributo The Beatles – Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.011 – Jardim Botânico
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LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
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
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
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
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.
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
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