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.
Groove Party @ Street Lapa (Lapa) – This is the eighth anniversary celebration of Groove Party’s open bar spectacular, an early party in Lapa for anyone who wants to get their drink on.
There will be shots of tequila, shots of jurupinga, an open bar with beer, vodka, energy drinks, caipirinhas, hi-fis, catuaba, soft drinks and water. The DJs for the party are: Rodrigo Aquino, Giordanna Forte, Camila Antoine, Iasmin Turbininha, and Gringa Resino.
This party starts at 3PM and tickets are available from R$40 – R$60.
Groove Party – Avenida Gomes Freire, 599 – Lapa
For more information, consult the event page.
Samba da Urca @ Praça General Tibúrcio (Urca) – Here comes another edition of Samba da Urca, in the beautiful surroundings of praia vermelha and Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain).
From the producers of Casa Rosa Feijoada, Samba dos Guimarães, Samba da Lagoa, Samba da Lua Cheia, and Samba das Laranjeiras, this party will feature the live sounds of Samba do Mercado.
This is a free event, and it begins at 6PM. In case of rain, the event might be postponed.
Samba da Urca – Praça General Tibúrcio – Urca
For more information, go to the event page.
Hip Hop Lapa @ Rua Joaquim Silva (Lapa) – The original live hip-hop party in Lapa is presenting its last show of the year. MCs and DJs will be rapping, freestyling, and partying to the best in classic and contemporary hip-hop.
El Tosh is MC, and on the turntables will be DJ Kong and DJ Erik Skratch. Plus special guests include: Bruno Suav and Roots Combo Sound System, plus many more.
This is a free event, and it’ll get going at 5PM. As this is also an outdoor street party, it may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Hip Hop Lapa – Rua Joaquim Silva – Lapa
For more information, head to the event page.
LOUNGES, PUBS &; BARS:
Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos 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)
Preserving a vintage decoration, Adega Pérola’s specialty is 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
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the international crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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