Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bloco Sargento Pimenta has gone to London and back, now they are throwing a great party with live samba music at Fundição Progresso. Tickets aren’t cheap but you can eat some traditional feijoada to celebrate the season of blocos and much partying. LIVE: Bloco Sargento Pimenta (Lapa) One of the biggest samba groups in Rio de Janeiro, they will bring loads of music, rhythm, feijoada and DJs to the venue. Fundição Progresso – 5PM Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070 Entrance: R$25 to $70, depending on concession and time of purchase. 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 Sundae Tracks (Botafogo) If you feel you haven’t partied enough this weekend, do it at Sundae Tracks! There are loads of cheap cocktails and great tracks to end your weekend with. Casa da Matriz – 8PM Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014 Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Quarteto Daniel Garcia & Ronaldo Diamante (Lapa) Classics of Jazz, Brazilian music and a lot of improvisation from this four-piece band. Santo Scenarium – 7:30PM Rua do Lavradio, 36 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9007 Entrance: R$10 Galeria do Samba (Lapa) A cheerful band, they will play samba classics by Adoniran Barbosa, Jorge Aragão, Agepê, Zeca Pagodinho, Benito Di Paula and Arlindo Cruz. Enjoy! Rio Scenarium – 7PM Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000 Entrance: R$35 Vai tomar no Grajaú Rehearsal (Grajaú) A variety of samba tunes, from originals to the typical marchinhas de rua. Quite a chilled out environment, a good way to end a Sunday in partying without many crowds or stress. Praça Edmundo Rêgo, Grajaú – 3PM Entrance: Free Roda de Samba Mofo (Lapa) Classic samba music with a lot of dancing. Warm up for Carnival – get ready for all the blocos that will come up next weekend! Mofo Lapa – 9PM Av. Mem de Sá, 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851 Entrance: R$25 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 Blue Agave (Copacabana) Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema. This weekend, you can watch the semi-final NFL play-off games here with some delicious food and great beer. Blue Agave Rua Aires Saldanha, 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271 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. 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 just drinks to kick off Saturday night. Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299 Entrance: Free Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa) If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236 Entrance: R$10 —– 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.