For those of you who will emerge at the other end of the weekend still itching to go out, Monday nights can be the real challenge. Most places are at their slowest this time of the week.
This is a Mexican restaurant / bar that is small and basic, but has an all you can drink margarita special earlier on in the night on Monday and then actually gets packed later on.
A DJ gets going around 11pm and where there used to be high tables now becomes a dance area. Seemed very much like the local carioca crowd, but as usual everyone was very nice.
Another Mexican Restaurant-turns-into-dance-club-later venue close to the Jardim Botanico. The music is mixed, the people somewhere between college crowd and some business people. Music is mixed. Be there early as they like to keep the guys waiting outside, we stood there for 40 minutes (arrived midnight). Cover was 30 R$ but for 20 R$ you were able to buy drinks)
Dress Code: Casual