The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

lulusantosSunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Brazilian MPB and rock singer and guitarist Lulu Santos returns to perform live at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca tonight. This will be the second of his back-to-back shows this weekend at the venue.

Santos is well know for his songs that include “Tesouros da Juventude”, “De Repente Califórnia”, “Tempos modernos”, “Adivinha o quê”, and “Como uma Onda (Zen-surfismo)”, among others.

Santos is also well known for his work as a coach on The Voice Brasil.


Feijoada do Cosme Velho with Roda de samba and Morô Maria and Monarco (Cosme Velho)
The Cosme Velho Feijoada brings the best of samba, soccer (football) cold beer, caipirinha and feijoada to Zona Sul (South Zone) today from 12PM to 10PM. The group Morô Maria with Monarco will present a special roda de samba. Waiter service will be provided during the event.
GRBC Mocidade do Cosme Velho– 12PM-10PM
Rua dos Guararapes nº 1, Cosme Velho – Tel: (21) 97636-9297
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Lulu Santos (Barra da Tijuca)
Lulu Santos returns to Barra da Tijuca’s Citibank Hall to perform live tonight.
Citibank Hall – 10:15PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$35-R$220


Sundae Tracks (Botafogo)
The Sundae Tracks party with DJ Melvin is back again at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo and going strong during the summer season. On the first floor DJ Melvin will deliver the best of indie rock and pop and the second floor will host weekly guest DJs.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Bomba Santa (Copacabana)
The Bomba Santa party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of axé, brega, pop, and funk.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Pé Direito 2015 with Sapão (Lagoa)
Praia Club in Lagoa will host Pé Direito 2015 (Right Foot 2015) party tonight. Sapão and guest DJs will spin and there will be free welcome shots of CHUVA cachaça.
Praia Club – 10:30PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$50-R$70

Duo (Gávea)
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time to end your weekend with the best of house and electro pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins early at 5PM and continues in the chic indoor/outdoor venue until 5AM. Things usually get started on the outdoor deck with DJs Fabiano Pax and Marcia Bertonni and then gradually shift inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and Dri Toscano spin. The weekly event is also known to host special guest DJs.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Rogê (Lapa)
It’s time to dance as singer-songwriter Rogê returns for his weekly show at Lapa’s Carioca de Gema. The lively up-and-coming performer will present his own compositions as well as covers of works by Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Benjor, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Roda de Samba and Soccer (Football) (Lapa)
Sundays are all about samba and soccer at Lapa’s Leviano bar. Every week beginning at 5PM the venue plays live games on their screens with samba dancers following the matches and the group Samba Di Buteco playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others. DJ Mukato will also spin during the night.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos Da Noite and Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa(Centro)
At 8PM, Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa will return to start off the night. Novatto is known for blending the classics with the modern and for covering works by Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, and Jorge Benjor, among others. Singer Fátima Gaspar backed by the group Os Gatos Da Noite will follow at 11PM with their reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho, João Nogueira, and Tom Jobim among others.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Bar Urca (Urca)
If you have never 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 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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free


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