We have three top picks for Sunday’s Rio Nightlife, and below a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

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Ensaio Tambores de Olokun (Aterro do Flamengo) – One of the most hyped carnival blocs among Carioca youngsters, Tambores do Olokun starts to warm up for Carnival 2018, and the next rehearsal happens this Sunday at Aterro do Flamengo.

Starting at 4PM, the bloc brings a repertoire dedicated to Afro Brazilian rhythms, specially Maracatu, from Pernambuco (Brazil’s Northeast).

You will get specially fascinated by Tambores de Olokun’s explosion of colors, movements and sounds.

Aterro do Flamengo – Flamengo

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Jazz na Comuna com Trad Trio (Botafogo) – Tonight, the Trad Trio returns to Comuna, in Botafogo, with the best of jazz music.

Blending swing, hot jazz and dixieland, the band, composed of Marcelo Santos (sax), Pedro Araújo (guitar) and Pablo Arruda (double bass), performs in three jam sessions: at 6PM, 7:30 PM and 9PM.

Comuna – Rua Sorocaba, 585 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3029-0789

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Folakemi (Santa Teresa) – English Nigerian singer Folakemi will be starring tonight at the charming Bar dos Descasados, in Santa Teresa.

Influenced by greats like Billie Holiday, George Benson and Fela Kuti, Folakemi and her band will present a versitile repertoire of black music, from jazz to neo soul, blues and reggae.

Bar dos Descasados – Rua Felício dos Santos, 15 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3380-0240

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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

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
Entrance: FREE

NFL Sunday at 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. The bar is also owned by American expats and so sure to be showing all the NFL (American football) games.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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