Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Opened in 1980 in Ibiza, Café del Mar is a world leader in luxury entertainment. This lush venue 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. CLUBS: Café del Mar (Copacabana) This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in a laid back 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 (Barra da Tijuca) Demanding quality music in Rio de Janeiro, FBI was formed, celebrating music, art and poetry. Warming the party up will be DJ Mask followed by bands Tequila Queen, Hey, Vegas!, Forsaken and more. Nuth – 11PM Av. Armando Lombardi, 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/ (21) 2495-6008 Entrance: R$15 with guest list, R$20 without MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Rogê (Lapa) Rogê draws his inspiration for his music from the magnetic and electric city of Rio de Janeiro, promoting both the warmth of the beautiful city and that of the people. Enjoy smooth Brazilian MPB and pagode at Carioca da Gema. Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043 Entrance: R$20 Roda de Forró Lapa) Anyone who likes forró does not want to miss the next “Roda de Forró,” which continues this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca. This very popular musical style hits is a hit on the dancefloor, for veteran dancers all the way to beginners. Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468 Entrance: R$20 PUBS & BARS: 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 Entrance: Free 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. Get your fill of NFL programming as all your favorite Sunday games are broadcasted here. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860 Entrance: R$10 after 8PM —– To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: events[at]riotimesonline[dot]com. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.