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 da Urca de Casa Nova (Urca) – This Sunday will see the rooftop of the Círculo Militar (Military Circle) opened up to a glorious evening of samba.
What a way to end the weekend! The producers of Samba da Urca have a track record of previous successful events such as Feijoada da Casa Rosa, Samba dos Guimarães, Samba da Lagoa, Samba da Lua Cheia.
This location in Urca is one of the most magical in all of Rio, overlooking Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) and Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain), and with a soundtrack of samba music and the beautiful Rio sunset, this promises to be an enchanting evening.
Music will be provided by the Samba du Black group, and in the the intervals, DJ Cyro Novello will be keeping the party spirit going.
Samba da Urca de Casa Nova – Praça General Tibúrcio – Urca
Tickets are between R$20-R$40 and things should begin at around 5PM. For more information visit the event page.
Sunset Boat Party (Marina da Glória) – ‘Have you ever been to a party on the high seas?’ This party asks, ‘Then don’t let this opportunity go!’
Only 120 spaces for this exclusive boat party at Marina da Glória, which will include a trip around the Guanabara Bay accompanied by the sounds of some great DJs plus stops for diving.
There will be two DJs, DJ Ale and DJ Alien Lopes who will be spinning funk, trap, hip-hop, house and brazilian music. And to get things going, passengers will also be greeted by a free Caipirinha when first boarding.
This is an early hours party, with a departure time of 3PM and a return time of 8PM.
Sunset Boat Party – Avenida Infante Dom Henrique – Glória
For more information, check out the event page.
Santa Junina Beer Fest and Forro in Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa) – Why not while away Sunday listening to sounds of Forro in the laid-back hilltop neighborhood of Santa Teresa?
It’s the Santa Junina Beer Fest in Santa Teresa, promising artesanal choppes (draft beer) burgers (including vegetarian options) plus sweets and treats such as churros (Brazilian donut-style snack) and tapioca.
As it’s a Sunday, the shows will start at around 5PM and finish at 8.30PM, while the music will be mostly acoustic, so as not to disturb this peaceful neighborhood.
However, you can still have a drink and a dance!
Santa Junina Beer Fest and Forro – Where Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno Esquina and Rua Fonseca Guimarães meets – Santa Teresa
For more information, visit 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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