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.
Slam RJ 2018 @ Circo Voador (Lapa) – The championships of spoken poetry, Slam poetry – better known in Brazil only as Slam – has become popular in favela communities as a form of resistance and occupation of public space.
Since 2017, with the spread of slams in Brazil, the need to create state stages prior to the National Speech Poetry Championship, the Slam BR, has emerged. And so we are going to the second edition of SlamRJ. This edition will pick the regional participant for this year’s SlamBR, which selects the person to compete at the World Cup in France the following year.
The event will begin at 7PM but there is currently no information about ticket prices.
Slam RJ 2018 – Avenida Mem de Sá – 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 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 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.
Caravana Cigana do Blues @ Smoke Lounge (Tijuca) – This is an exciting new project starting in Tijuca’s famous Smoke House. Caravana Cigana do Blues was formed through an encounter between musicians in three bands from the carioca blues scene: Laranjeletric, Sonja and Big Phat Mama.
Made up of Marcus Kenyatta (guitarist), Marco Lacerda (singer and guitarist), Sonja (singer), David Taveira (harmonica) and Eduardo Souto Maior (drums), the group’s formation can vary from three to seven members, depending on the song. Their repertoire covers the classics of Robert Johnson, Son House, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, and Muddy Waters, among others.
In 2018, the Caravana launched its first EP and has since been invited to participate in the selection for TV Globo’s “Superstar” program. They also participated in the line up of festivals such as Rio Rock Blues Festival (2017), Barra Blues Festival (2017), Aldeia Rock Festival (2018) and also the internationally renowned Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival (2018).
The music starts at around 7PM and there is an suggested artistic cover of R$10.
Caravana Cigana do Blues – Rua Ibituruna, 8 – Tijuca
For more information, head to 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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