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.
Roda de Chorinho @ Empório Colonial (Centro) – Every Monday the chorinho at Empório Colonial gets the week started with joy. Invite your friends to enjoy great music and come enjoy some traditional Brazilian live music at this reasonably-priced establishment.
The ‘Roda de Chorinho’ (Circle of musicians playing choro) will feature the regional group Subindo a Serra. Plus there will be artisan chopp beer for only R$5! Enjoy this special offer at the place where everyone who loves traditional carioca music comes for their Monday dose of culture.
This is a free event and it gets going at 5:30PM.
Roda de Chorinho – Av. Erasmo Braga, n. 278 – Centro
For more information, go to 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 Caue Campean, 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 night gets going 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.
Beto Moraes @ Champanharia Ovelha Negra (Botafogo) – To start October with a bang, why not head down to Champanharia Ovelha Negra where their friend Beto Moraes will be playing music to get people off their seats and dancing.
To go with the great music, there will also be dozens of incredible sparkling wines, drinks and a tailor made menu just for this special occasion.
The night is free and begins at 5:30PM.
Beto Moraes – Rua Bambina 120 – Botafogo
For more information, check out the event page.
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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