Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Opened in 1980 in Ibiza, Café del Mar is a world leader in luxury entertainment. This lush venue in Copacabana provides dinner and drinks downstairs along with full musical programming upstairs, bringing together the biggest and best artists and personalities of Rio.
Located at one of the most treasured parts of Ibiza, Café del Mar opened its doors in 1980 for its first summer of music, sunset and fun. Together with the beautiful views over the Mediterranean sea, the original sunset bar began by serving tempting cocktails and tapas to its crowds along with music from top DJs. With more and more locations of this successful brand popping up all over the world, Rio de Janeiro was the obvious next choice. Opened in October of 2010, the Rio venue sits on the famous Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana, one of the most well-known beaches of Rio. Ocean views combined with the luxury decor emanate a slight nostalgic taste of Ibiza. Tapas and drinks downstairs, with a fully equipped and beautifully lit club upstairs.
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like venue sits on one of the most famous beaches in the world while serving tapas in a gorgeous 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
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 – 9:30 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
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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 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, 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
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