Sunday’s Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of funk, pop, and rock as the Bomba Santa party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.
It will be a special Matinê Festa do Sinal party with stoplight colors signaling to other partygoers your mood and intentions during the night. Red means you just came to dance; yellow means maybe you are looking for more or maybe not; and green signals all systems go.
Additionally during the night DJs Xoxota Louca, Julha Gameiro, Narciso, Angelini, Andrézao, and Ingrid Grundig will spin the best of axé, brega-pop, funk, techno, hip-hop, rock and more.
Today the Praça event returns for a second edition at Circo Voador in Lapa with the palhaços Triciclo (Tricycle clowns), the Pernalta collective, and the band Bagunço performing. Additionally, DJ Eppinghaus of the SerHurbano will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 4PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
Sundae Tracks (Botafogo)
The third of four Sundae Tracks parties this winter will take place at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. DJ Melvin will spin on the first floor and special guest DJ Nobru Maia will spin on the second floor. Promotions will include three Budweisers for the price of two and two-for-onne Cuba Libre all night long.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$18 – R$35
It’s time once again for the best of house, electro, and pop as the twelve-hour Duo party returns to Gávea’s chic 00 (Zero Zero) club. DJs will spin beginning at 5PM and continue throughout the night until 5AM Monday morning.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Free from 5PM to 8PM, R$20 – R$40 after 8PM.
Bomba Santa – Matinê: Festa do Sinal (Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the Bomba Santa party, Matinê: Festa do Sinal with DJs Xoxota Louca, Julha Gameiro, Narciso, Angelini, Andrézao, and Ingrid Grundig spinning the best of axé, brega-pop, funk, techno, hip-hop, rock and more.
Fosfobox – 6PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$18 – R$30
Roda de Samba and Football with Ballet 2 Passistas (Football) (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Ballet 2 playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. Additionally, DJ Mukato will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20 (Cash Only)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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Arpex Party (Ipanema)
The Arpex Party returns to Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight with DJ Daniel Faria spinning funk, house, hip hop and reggaeton and saxophonist Marcelo Cebukin performing live. Additionally caipivodkas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Sambombom @ OMG Lounge (Leblon)
On Sunday nights, OMG Lounge in Leblon is hosting the Sambombom party, a lively a roda da samba that is a great way to end your weekend. Promotions include two caipirinhas for R$25.50. Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
OMG Lounge – 6PM – 12AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Babel de Ritmos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will present Babel de Ritmos with bands Marqueduque, Whatevis, Macabea, Circus, La Praça, Mafta 66, and The Unknowns will perform live.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 5PM and shows will begin at 5:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Every Sunday, promotions include two for one Sol beer, caipirinha and caipivodka. Pizza Pub is also only R$10.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never 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
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy waffles, pancakes, BBQ, real bagels, sliders, great cakes and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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