Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Shenanigan’s in Ipanema is the #1 place for a typical NFL Sunday. NFL Football season 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. Don’t leave your jersey at home, so they know what game you want to watch!
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
Baby Boom (Botafogo)
Bring your kid — or borrow one — so you can rock out with the proud parents as they (old) school their little ones on the best in rawk’n’roll.
Pista 3 – 5PM
Rua São João Batista 14, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
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
Feijoada do Projeto Raízes (Laranjeiras)
Another afternoon feast of music and feijoada on the terrace. With percussionist Carol Sant’Anna.
Casa Rosa – 5PM
Rua Alice 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 2557-2562
Entrance: R$28 (with feijoada until 9PM), R$15 (without feijoada before 7PM), R$20 (without feijoada after 7PM)
Escangalha a Maçaneta (Lapa)
A classic, traditional roda de samba to round out your weekend. Special guests and a healthy mix of emerging musicians are the trademark of this Sunday regular.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
Young, up and coming Rogê filters the beauty of Rio de Janeiro through his songcraft.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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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 twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
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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