Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Roda de Forró offers the best in top quality forró music and reggae, bringing the perfect way to wind down the weekend. This special Sunday night staple has been ongoing at Centro Cultural Carioca for years now, featuring the forró and reggae styles of the northeast.
Forró encompasses a number of northeastern Brazilian dances as well as a number of different musical genres which accompany these dances, including reggae. The genre has gained widespread popularity in most of Brazil and is continually growing in popularity outside Brazil. Tonight you will see the fun and energy that keeps this popular style alive, at one of the longest running “rodas” in Rio.
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
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
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.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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
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
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 drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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
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