Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rogê is back at Carioca da Gema for his weekly show of samba-rock. His steady performances have earned the respect of music lovers and critics alike in Rio, a mixture of classic Brazilian music fused with upbeat rock.
First a technical student of music, Rogê then learned to play guitar, and increasingly felt driven by the sounds, rhythms and lyrics of Brazilian music. The singer has worked and performed with some of Brazil’s finest, such as João Bosco, Arlindo Cruz, Marcelo Falcão and Marcelo D2, and though his samba sound sets the tone, he freely displays his influences from swing and reggae to rock.
End your weekend in style with the mixed crowd, deep house affair Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). The tunes roll through until dawn so probably best to clear the Monday diary.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Feijoada e Roda de Samba: Arruda + Clube do Esquema (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest 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 forró 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
The singer’s main inspiration, for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, channeling the natural warmth of the city and its people into his shows.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Café, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Café – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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 simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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