Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – 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.
GRES Império Serrano (Madureira)
Rua Ministro Edgard Romero – Madureira – 6PM
GRES Portela (Madureira)
Rua Clara Nunes – Madureira – 8PM
Festa EU! (Copacabana)
The summer season of the party ‘ME!’ continues in January!
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
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
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
ULTRA LOVECATS (Botafogo)
New home! That’s how we’ll start with the right foot of the summer season. Time to party rock our oldest and most beloved city.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga & R$25 without
Samba di Buteco (Lapa)
The union of three great friends who had the samba idea to hold an event without leaving their respective groups led the result of Samba di Buteco, with typical Brazilian rhythm.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 without
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next “Forro Wheel,” which opens this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
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. Onstage at the Carioca da Gema he presents his own hits such as “Truck”, “Drum” and “Brazil in Ember,” and recall successes of other singers like John Bosco, Bezerra da Silva, Luis Melodia, Arlindo Cruz, Chico Buarque, Moraes Moreira, Beth, Sandra de Sá and many others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Far Up (Botafogo)
If tonight is your night to be carefree, then Far Up is the place you should venture out to. With DJs Alex Lopes, Ronaldo (Odia FM) and Daniel Faria all night, Far Up will have everyone enjoying the night with good times and good people. *Check in with Far Up regarding Christmas Day. *Check in with Far Up regarding post New Year’s Eve operation.
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 446, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3239-8000
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices
Shenanigan’s NFL (Ipanema)
There is no better bar in Rio to see the final weekend of NFL football playoffs.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Free before 8PM
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