Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Projeto Raizes is on once again at the beautiful Casa Rosa in Laranjeiras. This outstanding Brazilian-themed party has been running with success for some time now, providing attendees with a truly Brazilian experience. Brazilian music and rhythms coupled with their famous feijoada really show the Rio lifestyle.
This week, samba band A Rocha will perform a repertoire of famous samba hits from Noel Rosa, Paulinho da Viola, Dona Ivone Lara, Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Benjor, Tim Maia, Bebeto, Trio Mocotó and many others. In between sets, DJ Edna will be playing forró.
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
FBI- Festival de Bandas Independentes (Glória)
Demanding quality music in Rio de Janeiro, FBI was formed, celebrating music, art and poetry. Warming the party up will be DJ Mateus Ayres followed by bands Trinka, Rijat, Hey Vegas! and more.
Espaco Marun – 11PM
Rua do Catete, 124, Glória – Tel: (21) 2558-3431
Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$25 without
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
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:
Lapa Irish Pub
Join the party at Lapa Irish Pub for a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Eat traditional Mexican fare while sipping on a margarita or a tequila sunrise. The pub will be fully decorated for occasion, showing that all nationalities enjoy celebrations with a free tequila shot on entrance.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
This Mexican restaurant/bar throws an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo. Listen to Mariachi music and order from the R$5 menu. Try huevos rancheros or a breakfast burrito made with organic eggs.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21- Copacabana -Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68- Ipanema
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
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