We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Jockey, Turfe & Beer @ Jockey Club Brasileiro (Gávea) – Watch some horse-racing in the opulent surroundings of Rio’s Jockey Club while sipping an excellent craft beer or cocktail.
When day turns to night then it’s time to dance to some of the finest DJs in the city, or rock out to a live band playing both national and international hits. Plus there will be wonderful food trucks and street food all day and night and much, much more.
Tickets are free and the event begins at 2PM.
Jockey, Turfe & Beer – Hipódromo da Gávea: Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea
For more information, head to the event page.
Baile de Debutantes @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – DJs, drag queens, drinks, what more could you want? It’s the Baile de Debutantes’ time to shine as part of Fosfobox’s fifteen year anniversary.
Come and see the best drag queens in the city face-off, stay to dance to DJs from the Baile and resident Fosfobox legends, and take advantage of amazing drinks offers such as two Amstel for R$18, two Heineken for R$22, and two caipirinhas for R$25.
Tickets are between R$15 – R$50 and the night starts at 11:30PM.
Baile de Debutantes – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana
For more information, try the event page.
Roda de Samba @ Feira Popular da Glória (Glória) – Live samba hosted by the legendary Paulão 7 Cordas starts at 3PM this Sunday to celebrate São Jorge, the unofficial patron saint of samba.
This is a beautiful and traditional Brazilian family day out for everyone, with plenty of food and refreshment on offer to encourage maximum merriment.
This free event starts at 3PM.
Roda de Samba – Avenida Augusto Severo – Glória
For more information, use the event page.
LOUNGES, PUBS &; BARS:
Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos (appetizers) and watching the sunset at Bar Urca is a regular pastime in Rio de Janeiro. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Adega Pérola (Copacabana)
Vintage-looking Adega Pérola is famous for its delicious Portuguese-Brazilian finger food, served to you quickly at the bar’s counter area.
Adega Pérola – 11AM
Rua Siqueira Campos, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2255-9425
Bip Bip (Copacabana)
Alfredinho may be gone but his legend lives on. Spend a Sunday evening listening to some of the most authentic live samba in this one-of-a-kind shrine to carioca bohemia.
Bip Bip – 7PM
R. Alm. Gonçalves, 50 – Loja D – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
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