The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

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.

Sky Party @ Copacabana Rio Hotel (Copacabana) – From the rooftop terrace of the Copacabana Rio Hotel, guests will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city: Copacabana beach, with a panoramic view of the whole coastline.

There will be music from DJ Cauê Campean and DJ Guga Fernandes, who are the current resident DJs of the popular nightclub New Mariuzinn Copacabana. They will be blending Latin styles like reggaeton, and cumbia, providing an upbeat soundtrack to what is almost guaranteed to be a stylish and sophisticated way to spend a Sunday evening.

Tickets are available from R$40 and the evening begins at 11PM.

Sky Party – Av. Nossa Sra. de Copacabana, 1256 – Copacabana

For more information, go to the event page.

Bloco da Balão Mágico @ Arco do Teles (Centro) – This is a fun-filled Carnival ‘bloco’ (street party) dedicated to blocos of yesteryear.

Prepare for plenty of retro and nineties tunes, including retro funk, hip-hop and much more. Plus, there will be shots of Brazilian Carnival favorite Corote, and other fun surprises.

This free event gets going at 4PM.

Bloco da Balão Mágico – Arco do Teles, Praça XV – Centro

For more information, try the event page.

Piano Bar @ Vizinha 123 (Botafogo) – Everyone who passes through New York City is charmed by the city’s many piano bars, and this Sunday, Vizinha 123 is bringing some of that culture to Rio de Janeiro!

Alexandre Queiroz will command the piano, playing the classics of musicals, MPB, pop and whatever else his heart desires. Plus, there will be special performances courtesy of Gabi Porto, Tecca Ferreira, Fernanda Gabriela, Real Velma, Bel Lima and some other suprises. Drinks offers include two-for-one on caipirinhas and gin and tonics all night long.

This event will begin at 11:30PM and tickets are between R$10-R$15.

Piano Bar – Rua Henrique de Novaes 123 – Botafogo

For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: FREE

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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