Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Opened in 1980 in Ibiza, Café del Mar is a world leader in luxury entertainment. This lush venue in Copacabana provides dinner and drinks downstairs along with full musical programming upstairs, bringing together the biggest and best artists and personalities of Rio.
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.
Rock in Rio (Barra da Tijuca)
Rock in Rio returns with an incredible lineup that is sure to make it one of the best years to date. Tonight’s lineup features Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Jota Quest, George Benson and many many more.
Cidade do Rock – 1PM
Avenida Salvador Allende 1, Jacarepaguá
Entrance: “official tickets sold out”
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like venue sits on one of the most famous beaches in the world while serving tapas in a gorgeous 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
End your weekends right with Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). This long-standing party rocks house music until the morning hours so you can wind down in true form before returning to the daily grind.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
His main inspiration for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing the natural warmth of the city, specifically the warmth of the people.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forrá 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
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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
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.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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 to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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