Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Check out Barzinho, a cozy new hangout with colorful and chic decor, conveniently located at the heart of Lapa, making it an ideal place to meet for a few beers after work to wind down or kick off the night. Barzinho is the newest addition to Rio’s nightlife, opened by Fabio Batistella and Rodrigo Pena, who also run popular Meza bar/lounge in Humaitá. Any fans of the latter should definitely try the new venue. The program of this unique place includes guest DJs, stand up comedians, theatrical sketches and more, creating a hip and laid-back atmosphere.
Enjoy their tasty menu, which features classic petiscos with a new twist, such as fried chicken coated with parmesan accompanied by catupiry cream. Or you can chill-out with a well earned beer or caipirinha after a tiring work day, while checking out their artful decorations.
Barzinho Bar (Lapa)
Barzinho Bar gives a whole new meaning to the term “causal chic.” Located in Lapa, this unique bar/ restaurant flaunts a decor comprised of everything from toys from the 80’s to original antiques. Special guest DJs play everything from house, pop, R&B and more.
Barzinho – 6PM
Rua do Lavradio , 170 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-4709
Entrance: R$15 after 10PM
Projeto Raizes (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest at Projeto Raizes, a long-running party at Casa Rosa in the hills of Laranjeiras. Get your fill of Brazilian beats, along with drinks and feijoada if the mood calls for it.
Casa Rosa– 5PM
Rua Alice 550 Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 3079-0550
Entrance: R$15 to R$25, R$35 with feijoada included
His main inspiration for both writing and performing is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing the natural warmth of the country, specifically the warmth of the people.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro does 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
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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
Mothers Day @ The Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Come celebrate Mothers Day today with the Gringo Cafe Mothers Day special, perfect for mom or your wife.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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
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