Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rio’s only Anglican center of worship, situated in Botafogo is performing a special Easter ceremony which begins with a bilingual service on Friday, April 6th and concludes Easter weekend with a Sunday communion on the April 8th at 8AM. If you want to celebrate Easter in a special way, this is the way to do it.
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
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in a laid back ambiance overlooking the ocean. Café Del Mar is known for keeping the beaches of Copa alive, even on a Sunday.
Café Del Mar – 6PM
Av Atlântica 1910, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
For those looking for a good Easter meal and some fun decorations, the Gringo Cafe in Ipanema is celebrating all weekend with special Easter chocolate treats, as well as a new Eggs Benedict plate introduced in time for the holiday.
Gringo Cafe – 8AM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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