Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – If you missed the blocos due to a late start, or are pushing through, the place to be Sunday evening is Casa Rosa for Projeto Raízes and a feast of music and feijoada on the terrace.
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
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: Not available at time of press
ULTRA LOVECATS (Botafogo)
New home! That’s how we’ll start with the right foot of the summer season. Time to party rock our oldest and most beloved city.
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga & R$25 without
Starts early but goes late at this GLS-friendly weekend house wrap-up — it won’t affect the start of your work week … only if you don’t want it to.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Free until 8PM, R$15 until 9PM, R$25 until 11PM with lista amiga, R$40 otherwise
Feijoada do Projeto Raízes (Laranjeiras)
Another afternoon feast of music and feijoada on the terrace. With percussionist Carol Sant’Anna.
Casa Rosa – 5PM
Rua Alice 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 2557-2562
Entrance: R$28 (with feijoada until 9PM), R$15 (without feijoada before 7PM), R$20 (without feijoada after 7PM)
Escangalha a Maçaneta (Lapa)
A classic, traditional roda de samba to round out your weekend. Special guests and a healthy mix of emerging musicians are the trademark of this Sunday regular.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
Young, up and coming Rogê filters the beauty of Rio de Janeiro through his songcraft.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
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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.
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
The best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials and live music starting at 5:30PM every day. Make sure to check the web site for a feel of the place.
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541-8381
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