Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Roda de Forró offers the best in top quality forró music and reggae, the perfect way to wind down the weekend. This special Sunday night staple has been ongoing at Centro Cultural Carioca for years, featuring the forró and reggae styles of the Northeast.
Forró encompasses a number of northeastern Brazilian dances as well as a number of different musical genres which accompany these dances, including reggae. The genre has gained widespread popularity in most of Brazil and is continually growing in popularity outside Brazil. Tonight you will see the fun and energy that keeps this popular style alive, at one of the longest running “rodas” in Rio.
Projeto Raizes (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest at Projeto Raizes, a long-running party at Casa Rosa in the hills of Laranjeiras. Get your fill of Brazilian beats, along with drinks and feijoada if the mood calls for it.
Casa Rosa – 5PM
Rua Alice, 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 3079-0550
Entrance: R$15 to R$25, R$35 with feijoada included
End your weekends right with Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). This long-standing party rocks house music until the morning hours so you can wind down in true form before returning to the daily grind.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Roda de Forró (Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forró do not want to miss the next “Roda de Forró,” which continues this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
His main inspiration for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing the natural warmth of the country, specifically the warmth of the people.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never have been to Bar Urca on a Sunday afternoon to drink beers and eat salgados while watching the sunset, you are missing a big part of what it means to be a Carioca. This establishment has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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