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.
Samba Que Elas Querem @ Ganjah (Lapa) – Ganjah Lapa are putting on something special for the World Cup (in case you forgot, Brazil kick off their campaign today at 3PM) with music, prizes, surprises and samba!
Admission is R$10 but if you buy their personalized shirt you get in free for all World Cup events! Samba Que Elas Querem are back to play a back catalogue inspired by the most powerful women in this uniquely Brazilian genre. Get ready for lots of singing, drumming and dancing.
The new Ganjah is located at Rua do Rezende, 82, Lapa RJ and has been renovated with a larger space for its customers, which includes the city’s greenest terrace, four floors, expanded stage, three bars and a state-of-the-art sound and cooling system.
The event starts at 2PM but won’t stop until at least 10PM, so this is really one for those who wish to make the most of the weekend, win, lose or draw!
Samba Que Elas Querem – Rua do Rezende, 82 – Lapa
For more information, visit the event page.
Relaxa @ JOANA Pizza Bar (Ipanema) – This is one for those looking to escape the football, or ease themselves out of a sleepy Sunday.
JOANA Pizza Bar are putting on their weekly chilled out music and pizza session.
The beats are slowed down by Cau Lopez and his guests, while being accompanied by some of the best pizza in Ipanema.
JOANA Pizza Bar also has a wonderful selection of wines and cocktails, so this is perfect for those wanting something lazy and comforting to do on a rainy Sunday evening but can’t face the yoga mat!
Get there from 6PM-10PM to enjoy the full experience.
Relaxa – R. Joana Angélica, 47 – Ipanema
For more information, check the event page.
DNA Social Club @ Barzin Rio (Ipanema) – DNA Social Club is the new club for Sundays at Barzin. The weekend doesn’t end until this event does.
From 9PM onwards their second floor lounge will open up where you can enjoy a great drink while listening to some deep house to get you into the mood for the evening.
Then from 11PM onwards, the party will continue to the third floor, a totally covered and air conditioned environment, where DJs will be spinning the best tunes until dawn. Playing tonight are DJ Fernando Castilho, DJ Lucas Dutra, DJ Gustavo Brescianni and DJ Thais Marins.
Entrance is between R$20-R$40.
DNA Social Club – R. Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema
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
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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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