Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Hip-hop fans are in for a treat with the return of Baile dos Panteras Negras to Lapa tonight. Featuring guest DJs from Rio-based record labels Badboy Records and Death Row Records, the event promises to play some of the best underground rap and hip-hop from Brazil and around the world.
With DJs Mestre LP, Kong, Julio Rodrigues and Xokolaty playing from 9PM until the early hours, Baile dos Panteras Negras will keep visitors dancing all night. Entrance is R$5 for women and R$10 for men, with an obligatory donation of one kilogram of non-perishable food.
Hocus Pocus Festival 2017 (Centro)
Popular craft brewers Hocus Pocus will bring a crowd together for the Rio de Janeiro edition of their 2017 festival. With limited edition beers being prepared especially for the event, there will also be live performances from bands Samsara Blues Experiment, Psilocibina and Aura performing rock, punk and metal tracks from their latest records.
Cais da Imperatriz – 5PM – midnight
145 Rua Sacadura Cabral – Centro
Entrance: R$50 – R$70
Baile Dos Panteras Negras (Centro)
Lapa’s Febarj venue hosts a night of underground hip-hop with two of Rio state’s premium record labels. DJs from Badboy Records and Death Row Records will spin the best of Brazilian and international rap and underground from 9PM until the early hours of the morning.
Febarj – 9PM – 4AM
Av. Men de Sá, 37 – Lapa
Entrance: R$5 – R$10, with a mandatory donation of 1kg non-perishable food
It’s time to dance as singer Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively performer will bring the best of samba through his own works and his versions of Jorge, Jorge Ben, Djavan, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos and watching the sunset at Bar Urca is a regular pastime in Rio de Janeiro. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for their menu of over fifty specialty beers, and great international crowd, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live rock music every night of the week.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 3056, Loja B – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: R$15 after 8PM
Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
A cuban themed bar in Copacabana, Mais que Nada serves good tapas-style meals, cold beers and an excellent selection of cocktails and shots. Tonight, they will host the after-beach party. Promotions will include double shots on caipirinhas, caipivodkas and mojitos until 12AM.
Mais que Nada – 9PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: See venue for details.
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the international crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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