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 na Ilha da Gigóia @ Ilha da Gigóia (Barra da Tijuca) – Come and spend a pleasant Sunday with the sounds of Samba Que Elas Querem on the sleepy, idyllic island of Ilha da Gigóia.
Celebrate the best female voices of samba and enjoy a Brazilian barbecue plus plenty of casual refreshments, including the obligatory ice-cold beers.
The music should start at 4 PM, and tickets are between R$0 and R$30.
Samba na Ilha da Gigóia – Ilha da Gigóia – Barra da Tijuca
For more information, check the event page.
Invasão Reggae @ Pedra Do Sal (Saúde) – Join the reggae invasion at one of Rio’s musical landmarks, Pedra do Sal, with DJ Bieta and MC D’Java.
You can also dance to the best reggae sound system courtesy of DJ Diego Rodrigo da Conceição. Great food and cold beer are also guaranteed.
This free event starts at 4 PM.
Invasão Reggae – Rua São Francisco da Prainha, 45, Loja B – Saúde
For more information, go to the event page.
Nove Zero Nove and Folks @ Coordenadas Bar (Botafogo) – Head down to Coordenadas Bar for the first event of their “Novas Coordenadas” season of live music.
This Sunday you can see Folks play the best of eighties rock, followed by the band Nove Zero Nove, who will bring plenty of nineties anthems to the stage. Plus, you can even get a flash tattoo and dance to DJ João Maizena’s set of latin classics.
The music starts at 7 PM, and tickets are between R$10 – R$20.
Nove Zero Nove and Folks – Rua da Passagem 19 – Botafogo
For more information, try the event page.
LOUNGES, PUBS &; BARS:
Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking while 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 – 11 AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Vizinha 123 (Botafogo)
A multipurpose event space, bar, and restaurant that is open 24 hours and often hosts excellent live events such as samba, jazz, theatre, and more.
Vizinha 123 – Open 24 hours
R. Henrique de Novais, 123 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 99999-8633
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 – 7 PM
Rua Alm. Gonçalves, 50 – Loja D – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
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