Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Duo is once again the best place to wind down your weekend activities. The party starts early (at 5PM), but goes until 5AM and is fueled by some of the most acclaimed DJs of the electronic scene in Rio.
Duo has been holding it down on Sundays for the past few years, with a faithful, mixed crowd and a host of guest DJs over the years that has included Ana Paula, Hector Fonseca, Mauricio Lopez, Steven Redant (Barcelona), Gustavo Tata, Aron (Israel), Romullo Azaro, Robix, Andre Heron, Ille (San Francisco) and many more.
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 and 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 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
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:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3056B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 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 new 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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