Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Opened in 1980 in Ibiza, Café del Mar is a world leader in luxury entertainment. This lush venue provides dinner and drinks downstairs along with full musical programming upstairs, bringing together the biggest and best artists and personalities of Rio. Located at one of the most treasured parts of Ibiza, Café del Mar opened its doors in 1980 for its first summer of music, sunset and fun. Together with the beautiful views over the Mediterranean sea, the original sunset bar began by serving tempting cocktails and tapas to its crowds along with music from top DJs. With more and more locations of this successful brand popping up all over the world, Rio de Janeiro was the obvious next choice. Opened in October of 2010, the Rio venue sits on the famous Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana, one of the most well-known beaches of Rio. Ocean views combined with the luxury decor emanate a slight nostalgic taste of Ibiza. Tapas and drinks downstairs, with a fully equipped and beautifully lit club upstairs. LIVE: Diogo Nogueira (Lapa) The pagode music sensation returns to Circo Voador tonight for a special performance. The successful musician has sold more than 400,000 units between three gold CDs and one platinum record, including a Latin Grammy Award. Circo Voador – 10PM Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354 Entrance: Check with venue CLUBS: Café Del Mar (Copacabana) This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in a laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean. Café Del Mar is known for keeping the beaches of Copa alive, even on a Sunday. Café Del Mar – 5PM Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658 Entrance: Check with venue Miroir (Lagoa) 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 MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Rogê (Lapa) His main inspiration for both writing, and to perform, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing, in addition to the natural warmth of our country, especially the warmth of our people. Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 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 Entrance: R$20 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 Entrance: Free 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. Enjoy your favorite NFL programming here. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM —– To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.