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.

Fernanda Santanna convida Anderson Primo @ Leviano Bar (Lapa) – Fernanda Santanna has been taking up a residence every Monday at Leviano Bar, one the most famous musical venues in Lapa.

Santanna promises an eclectic repertoire of classic Brazilian music, going through different genres, from samba to rock, from bossa nova to northeastern music, from Tropicália to Clube da Esquina, while touching upon jazz, pop and even African music in her own modern style.

The public is invited to sing, dance and experience the essence of Brazilian live music without barriers.

The guest of the night is the singer, songwriter and actor Anderson Primo, who has played in many bands and in various genres, including samba, bossa nova, rock and MPB.

The night begins with a happy hour at 7:30PM and will be divided into three sets with Anderson Primo taking the stage at 9PM. Tickets are R$10.

Fernanda Santanna convida Anderson Primo – Av. Mem de Sá, 49 – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.

Chefe Gordo @ Ganjah Lapa (Lapa) – Rio rapper Chefe Gordo will be celebrating the relesase of his 2018 album ‘Bril.’ This is going to a be a wild night of hip-hop with one of the city’s up-and-coming talents.

The new Ganjah Lapa is made up of four floors, an expanded stage, three bars and a state-of-the-art sound and cooling system .

The show starts at 8PM and tickets are available at the event – their current price is undisclosed.

Chefe Gordo – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.

Os ensinamentos da Sarrada @ Caipi 373 Bar (Lapa) – Another week and another Monday ready for you to jump into the Sarrada System party in Lapa.

To get you in the mood, the first caipirinha is on the house!

There will also be four DJ sets, featuring plenty of zouk as well as popular pop hits, funk, kizomba, bass, trap and even Lebanese fusion – guaranteed to keep the dancefloor pumping.

The party will be in Lapa’s newest space, #CAIPI373. The house is a cool space to dance, with a great sound system, friendly service and drinks prices which are among the most affordable in Lapa.

The night starts at 9PM and tickets are from between R$10-R$20.

Os ensinamentos da Sarrada – Avenida Gomes Freire, 373 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


Winehouse (Botafogo)
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
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: FREE

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
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
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.

Nosso (Ipanema)
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
Entrance: R$15

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