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.
This Sunday, the party begins outside on the patio deck with DJs Fabiano Pax and Marcia Bertonni playing, followed by resident DJ Mor Rafael Calvente and DJ Dri Toscano. Projections and gorgeous visuals paint the walls of the restaurant and deck, surrounded by a variety of men and women who love the electronic scene.
Duo has been holding it down on Sundays for the past few years, with a faithful, mixed crowd and guest DJs that include Ana Paula, Hector Fonseca, Mauricio Lopez, Paula Pedroza, Dri.k, Felipe Lira, Nando Jablonski, Diego Valente, Steven Redant (Barcelona), Gustav Tata, Aron (Israel), Romullo Azaro, Robix, Andre Heron, Ille (San Francisco), Bruno Pacheco, Chris Bekker (Germany), Ana Flor, and many more.
Projeto Raizes (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest at Projeto Raizes, a classic party 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
End your weekends right with Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). With 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
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
Roda de Forró (Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forró does 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 simple establishment on the bayside 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 major sports and pub games such as darts and pool. Catch your favorite NFL team here.
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.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Irish pub on Copacabana’s Avenida Atlântica is under new ownership by two American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers on tap and a lively atmosphere.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica, 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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