Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Projeto Raizes is on once again at the beautiful Casa Rosa in Laranjeiras. This outstanding Brazilian-themed party has been running with success for some time now, providing attendees with a truly Brazilian experience. Local music and rhythms coupled with their famous feijoada really show the Rio lifestyle. Experience this firsthand along with amazing views of downtown.
This week DJs and live bands perform their repertoire of famous samba hits from Noel Rosa, Paulinho da Viola, Dona Ivone Lara, Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Benjor, Tim Maia, Bebeto, Trio Mocotó and many others. Special guests include Galocantô and Kalifa.
Bloco: Se Não Quiser Me Dar, Me Empresta (Jardim Botanico)
Founded in 2008 by the people of Ipanema, this bloco has been known to draw out around 5,000 or so happy samba lovers as the parade processes down the beachfront street of Viera Souto. Not to be missed.
Se Não Quiser Me Dar, Me Empresta – 2PM– 6PM
Route: Avenida Vieira Souto, from the corner of Vinicius de Moraes until the corner of Maria Quitéria
Feijoada e Roda de Samba: Arruda + Clube do Esquema (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest 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 weekend in style with the mixed crowd, deep house affair Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). The tunes roll through until dawn so probably best to clear the Monday diary.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
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
The singer’s main inspiration, for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, channeling the natural warmth of the city and its people into his shows.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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