Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you haven’t been to this oasis on top of the Vidigal mountain then you are missing out. With one of the most amazing views in all of Rio, Alto Vidigal provides top quality house/ disco/ funk/ rare groove and just about all other styles on Sundays. Finished getting tanned at the beach? Then head up the hill for a cocktail and beats as you gaze over Leblon, Ipanema, Lagao and even Niterói.
Bob Dylan (Barra da Tijuca)
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Citibank Hall – 8PM
Avenida Ayrton Senna, 3000 Barra Da Tijuca- Tel:(21)4003-5588
Entrance: tickets range from R$275- R$800
Alto Vidigal (Vidigal)
If you haven’t been to this oasis on top of the Vidigal mountain then you are missing out. With one of the most amazing views in all of Rio, Alto Vidigal provides top quality house/ disco/ funk/ rare groove and just about all other styles on Sundays. Finished getting tan at the beach? Then head up the hill for a cocktail and beats as you gaze over Leblon, Ipanema, Lagao and even Niteroi.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 4PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal – Tel: (21) 3332-3034
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
Sunday night brings back the popular party Duo at 00. Enjoy the sounds of deep house from DJ Rafael Calvente while relaxing in one of the nicest venues Rio has to offer.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without
Samba di Buteco (Lapa)
The union of three great friends who had the samba idea to hold an event without leaving their respective groups led the result of Samba di Buteco, with typical Brazilian rhythm.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga, R$20 without
Roda de Forró (Lapa)
If you like the musical stylings of Forro and reggae, you will never want to miss another Roda de Forro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 9PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
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Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never have been to Bar Urca on a Sunday afternoon to drink beers and eat salgados while watching the sunset, you are missing a big part of what it means to be a Carioca. This establishment has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30 PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Balcony Bar – Open 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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