Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you are in the mood for a great Sunday night treat, then look no further than Gavea’s Zero Zero. The party Duo will be held, playing the best in House music at this incredible Rio De Janeiro location.
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.
Cafe Del Mar – 6PM
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: Contact Venue
Enjoy the amazing atmosphere of one of Rio’s premiere venues. With Resident DJs DJ Pax and DJ Rafael Calvente and special guests playing house and a variety of sounds.
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Free until 8PM, R$15 after 8PM
Gabinete do Samba (Lapa)
The Top Samba music by none other than the Sociedade do Samba and DJ JP.
Espaco Gabinete – 10PM
Rua do Senado, 53 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.0822
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without
Roda de Forró (Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next Roda de Forro or “Forro Wheel,” at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$10 until 9pm, R$15 until 10, R$20 after 10
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.
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Caroline Café (Lagoa)
A mix of casual chic Village with the sunset at Dois Irmãos (two brothers), premised the idea of merging the modern with the cool of Soho artsy Botanical Garden and the other of stirring things up with the hubbub of the Stone Street in Buzios. Hence was born Caroline Café. Most well known pub in Jardim Botânico.
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30 PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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