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.
Arpex @ Woods Rio (Leblon) – The party that speaks all the languages of the world lands at Wood’s Rio de Janeiro for another Sunday bash! There will be live saxophone from Marcelo Cebukin and then a DJ set from Ricardo Martins. For those looking for one last chance to celebrate the weekend, there are double doses of Caipirinha from midnight until 1AM.
Tickets are R$40 and suggested dress code is ‘formal’ so no flip flops or tank tops. Featuring the best music in unique surroundings, Woods guarantees a night of comfort, safety and fun. This night gets going at around 11PM.
Arpex – Avenida General San Martin, 1219 – Leblon
For more information, check the event page.
Sotaques @ Audio Rebel (Botafogo) – This is the official release show of the album ‘Sotaques’ by Roberto Rutigliano. The disc was recorded recently in the studios of Warner Brasil and counted on the special participation of some of the greatest musicians of the Rio instrumental scene.
Featuring Sergio Barrozo on the contrabass, Marcelo Magalhães Pinto on the keyboards, José Arimatéa on the trumpet, Marcelo Martins on the sax and Roberto Rutigliano on the drums, the show and the disc will contain nine songs, five of which are original tracks and four by renowned composers, such as Coltrane, Parker, Jobim and Edu Lobo.
Tickets are R$30 and the show starts at 8PM.
Sotaques – Visconde de Silva, 55 – Botafogo
For more information, go to the event page.
DNA Social Club @ Barzin Rio (Ipanema) – DNA Social Club is the new club for Sundays at Barzin. The weekend doesn’t end until this event does.
From 9PM onwards their second floor lounge will open up where you can enjoy a great drink while listening to some deep house to get you into the mood for the evening. DJ MV Marcus Vinícius Russo will be DJing on the second floor.
Then from 11PM onwards, the party will continue to the third floor, a totally covered and air conditioned environment, where DJ Damn, Dan! Daniel Paiva, DJ Léo Monteiro, DJ Thais Marins, and DJ Afonso Feijó will be spinning the best tunes until dawn.
This week they have a special ‘buy early’ drinks offer, where if you buy a drink you get another free DNA drink. This offer runs until midnight. Entrance is between R$20-R$60 and doors open at 9PM.
DNA Social Club – Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 75 – Ipanema
For more information, head to 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
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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