Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Trick-or-treat at the Gringo Café’s spooky Halloween party from 3-5PM. Watching your little munsters decorate cookies and carve pumpkins will almost make you forget how you seriously considered flying home today to make it in time for America’s best holiday tomorrow. The International Club of Rio de Janeiro (InC) co-hosts.
Palco Nuth (Barra)
Funk and Brazilian rhythms to enjoy on a Sunday.
Nuth – 7PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$50 Men, R$20 Women
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
Starts early but goes late at this GLS-friendly weekend house wrap-up — it won’t affect the start of your work week…only if you don’t want it to.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Free until 8PM, R$15 until 9PM, R$25 until 11PM with lista amiga, R$40 otherwise
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
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)
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Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Bring your young Frankensteins to this American-owned eatery that will surely put on a good (and authentic) Halloween party, complete with cookie decorating and pumpkin carving. Now if only we could find a pumpkin pie…
Gringo Café – 3-5PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
NFL Football is finally back, 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
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
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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