Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Café Del Mar is a lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world and serves tapas while providing a laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean. It is known for keeping the beaches of Copa alive, even on a Sunday.
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while providing a laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean. It is known for keeping the beaches of Copa alive, even on a Sunday.
Café Del Mar
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$35 without
COMPILAÇÃO MUSICAL (Botafogo)
Several bands will be performing live and waiting for your vote to win the grand prize of the night!
DJs will be spinning the best of rock in between performances. Shirt and drink specials all night…
Hangar 298 – Méier – 3PM
Rua José Bonifacio, 298 – Méier – Tel: Not available at time of press
Entrance: $10 with Lista Amiga, R$15 without
Far Up (Botafogo)
If tonight is your night to be carefree, then Far Up is the place you should venture out to. With karaoke all night, Far Up will have everyone laughing and enjoying the night with good times and good people.
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 446, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3239-8000
Entrance: Not available at time of press
Feijoada com Pagode do Pacinho (Botafogo)
Feijoada, futebol, cold beer, and samba: the perfect hangover cure. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 1PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: R$18.90 (cover with fejoada meal), R$10 (cover only)
Bip Bip (Copacabana)
Bip Bip owes its fame to an outstanding musical program. Sunday nights are the best evenings to catch some great samba or pagode. It’s not unusual to see some Brazilian greats such as Beth Carvalho, Nelson Sargento, Walter Alfaiate, and others come out to sing and play.
Rua Alm Gonçalves, 50 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
PUBS & BARS:
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Mexican bar and restaurant with an open atmosphere where you can sit and check out all the people that pass by. Has the best margaritas in Ipanema, and also ask them about the new spot in Copacabana that just opened.
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
NFL Football is currently in regular season, so catch almost any game on the large screen TV with a good mix of locals and tourists and the best chicken wings in Rio.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices
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.
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
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