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.

Samba Que Elas Querem @ Mirante do Arvrão (Vidigal) – Celebrate Mother’s Day with some of the best female samba in the city, courtesy of Samba Que Elas Querem, plus samba from Pedra do Sal, all overlooking one of the finest views in the city.

Enjoy the music, have a dance, and take advantage of the drinks offers, such as caipirinhas for R$15 and cans of Budweiser for R$10.

This event begins at 3 PM, and it is free entry until 6 PM, after which it is R$30.

Samba Que Elas Querem – Rua Armando Almeida Lima nº 8 – Vidigal

For more information, head to the event page.

Piano Bar: If You’re Good to Mama @ Vizinha 123 (Botafogo) – Come for a taste of New York right here in Rio de Janeiro. Alexandre Queiroz will be recreating the smoky piano bar vibe of the big apple with help from Wladimir Pinheiro, Hugo Kerth, Estrela Blanco, Camilla Marotti and many more musical guests.

Whether it’s MPB, classic hits from Broadway musicals, modern pop or anything else that the maestro decides to play, there’ll be something to get you dancing. There’s also two-for-one on caipirinhas and gin and tonics, which helps.

Tickets are available from R$12.50 – R$25 and the night begins at 11 PM

Piano Bar: If You’re Good to Mama – Rua Henrique de Novaes 123 – Botafogo

For more information, try the event page.

Queens Monster Ball @ Fosfobox (Copacabana) – The Queens of Fosfobox are bidding farewell to their current season’s residency with a big blow-out finale, the Monster Ball!

Witness some of the best and most outrageously entertaining drag performances in Rio de Janeiro, dance to three different DJs, and enjoy the drinks offers at the bar.

Tickets are between R$15 – R$50 and the night begins at 11:30 PM

Queens Monster Ball – Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana

For more information, head 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 (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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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
R. Alm. Gonçalves, 50 – Loja D – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-9696
Entrance: Free

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