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

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick The big Sunday is here & for most Americans this Sunday will normally be spent at home with buffalo wings and a large pie delivered from the best pizza joint in town. If you’re in Rio for this year’s Super Bowl, head to Shenanigan’s for festivities as the New England Patriots & the New York Giants go head to head in a rematch.

*List of featured Blocos in Rio during Carnival season

Barbas (Botafogo)
Bloco: Barbas – 7PM
Praça Mauro Duarte – Botafogo

Império da Tijuca (Tijuca)
Block Party: Império da Tijuca – 8PM
Rua Conde de Bonfim x Rua José Higino – Tijuca

Banda Braguinha (Copacabana)
Block Party: Banda Braguinha – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica in front of Copacabana Palace


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

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


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

Rogê (Lapa)
His main inspiration for both writing, and to perform, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, expressing, in addition to the natural warmth of our country, especially the warmth of our people. Onstage at the Carioca da Gema he presents his own hits such as “Truck”, “Drum” and “Brazil in Ember,” and recall successes of other singers like John Bosco, Bezerra da Silva, Luis Melodia, Arlindo Cruz, Chico Buarque, Moraes Moreira, Beth, Sandra de Sá and many others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221 0043
Entrance: R$20

Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do not want to miss the next “Forro Wheel,” which opens this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 0PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252 6468
Entrance: R$20

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


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
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295 8744
Entrance: Free

Caroline Café (Lagoa)
A mix of casual chic Village with the sunset at Dois Irmãos (two brothers), premised the idea of merging the modern with the cool of Soho artsy Botanical Garden and the other of stirring things up with the hubbub of the Stone Street in Buzios. Hence was born Caroline Café. Most well known pub in Jardim Botânico.
Caroline Café
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540 0705
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Live music starting at 5:30 PM and nightly drink specials; Great lunch specials. Check their website for latest promotion. Call ahead for Super Bowl specials & reservations.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good spot to check out on the weekends, with live music and all sorts of pub games such as darts and pool. Call ahead for Super Bowl specials & reservations. Local expat joints, so no need to bring your dictionary!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30 PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267 5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

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