Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Mansion in Santa Teresa will host a DDP pool party today, brought by DDP Diretoria. The swimming pool provides the perfect setting for Carnival vibes, and the live DJs and roda de sambas will only make the party even better.
In addition to DPP’s show, DJs from Rio will also play a selection of hip-hop, R&B, trap, tropical house and Brazilian bass. Head there early: between 2PM and 4PM, there will be an open bar of imported vodka, beers and santa dose.
Que Merda É Essa (Ipanema)
A lively bloco attracts a relatively small 4,000 person crowd, a creates a fun and mixed atmosphere.
Que Merda É Essa
Rua Garcia D´Ávila and Rua Nascimento Silva, Ipanema
Simpatia é Quase Amor (Ipanema)
One of the oldest and most traditional blocos, this party is guaranteed to attract a huge crowd, with around 100,000 expected to attend the Ipanema beach-side party-parade.
Simpatia é Quase Amor
Praça General Osório, Ipanema
* See full bloco list here.
Duo Drag-attack (Gávea)
The Duo party returns to Gávea’s chic 00 (Zero Zero) club tonight with a special Carnival edition of Drag Attack. There will be various DJs from the national and international electronic music scene playing the best of electronic music throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.
DDP Pool Party (Santa Teresa)
The Mansion in Santa Teresa will host a DDP pool party today, brought by DDP Diretoria. The swimming pool provides the perfect setting for Carnival vibes, and the live DJs and roda de sambas will only make the party even better. Head there early: between 2PM and 4PM, there will be an open bar of imported vodka, beers and santa dose.
The Mansion – 2PM
Rua Dr. Julio Otoni, 444, Santa Teresa
Entrance: R$50 – R$70
Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as Tempero Carioca turns for their weekly samba show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Every Sunday, promotions include two for one Sol beer, caipirinha and caipivodka. Pizza Pub is also only R$10.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.
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.
Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas in a relaxed, trendy setting.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
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