Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Saloon 79 is one of Rio’s best kept secret bars, located in Botafogo. Even though Rio is a city with deep roots in music, there are not too many rocker bars to drink, eat and enjoy the sounds of rock ‘n roll. So, with a very unique decor, showcasing everything from photos of rock legends to album covers and neon signs all around, Saloon 79 is the perfect place in town for all things rock and blues.
The venue sports a wild wild west saloon style architecture, which immediately puts it apart from other venues and bars in Rio. Throw in a pool table and second floor balcony plus a stage for live music and shows, and you have yourself one mighty good original watering hole. Music ranges from rock, to metal, to blues and indie.
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
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
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
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro 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
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 5PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79- Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never have been to Bar Urca on an early 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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