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.
Subcena#9 @ Audio Rebel (Botafogo) – André Capilé and Chacal appear live at Audio Rebel for an evening of experimental performance poetry.
Chacal will present a new composition on the stage of Audio Rebel for this ninth edition of Subcena, next to the musical experimenter Barrão, one of the components of Chelpa Ferro, a multimedia electronic group.
To open the night, André Capilé, a rising start of the Brazilian poetic scene, presents his poems accompanied by the inventive creators of BeatBass High Tech, a group dedicated to the percussive potential of music.
Chacal (Ricardo de Carvalho Duarte) born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951, is a poet, chronicler, lyricist and one of the forerunners of marginal poetry.
Since 1990, he has been in charge of CEP 20,000 – Poetic Experimentation Center, which holds monthly multimedia events in Rio de Janeiro. His poetry is collected in the volume Belvedere (2007), and in 2010 he published ‘Uma História à Margem’ (A History on the Edge) an autobiographical novel.
The evening starts at 8PM and tickets are R$20.
Subcena#9 – Visconde de Silva, 55 – Botafogo
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Sarrada System @ Caipi 373 Bar (Lapa) – Monday is the day of the zouk party with Sarrada System at Caipi 373 Bar in Rio’s nightlife neighborhood of Lapa.
For those who are new to zouk, it’s a musical style originating from the Caribbean with a fast jump-up carnival beat, and so it’s the perfect soundtrack to a night filled with dancing and fun.
To get you in the mood, the first caipirinha is on the house!
There will also be four DJ sets, featuring Dilson, who will be playing lots of zouk – Dilson has been DJing for more than twenty years, so expect some nostalgia too: classics that moved the dancefloor from the nineties to the noughties to now.
Fellipe Brandão is up next, the guy who plays the tracks that makes the place pump. This is music that is guaranteed to make you dance. Then there is Zen Eyer, the DJ with charm and charisma, expect more popular tunes to fill the dancefloor.
Finally Arknjo, who is controversial, daring, brave and/or crazy. Arknjo brings new trends, which mix funk, zouk, kizomba, bass, trap and even Lebanese fusion, and makes the dancefloor overheat every week.
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.
Sarrada System – Avenida Gomes Freire, 373 – Lapa
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.
Two DJs, two floors, and only one block away from Copacabana beach. What better way to go wild on a Monday night?
The Glow Party! – Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 435 – Copacabana
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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