Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The twelve-hour Duo party is once again the best place to wind down after a big weekend in Rio. The party starts early, at 5PM, but goes until 5AM and is fueled by some of the most acclaimed DJs of the electronic scene in Rio.
Duo has been a regular weekly event in the city for years and is known to host a faithful, mixed crowd and numerous national and international guest DJs.
Held at the chic 00 (Zero Zero) in the beautiful neighborhood of Gàvea, the venue is separated into an outdoor patio deck, where the party usually begins and inside area which has a dance floor, an amazing sound system and great lighting.
FIFA Fan Fest (Copacabana)
During the 2014 World Cup, Copacabana beach is home to the FIFA Fan Fest in Rio. The 31,000 m² area on the beach between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier houses a large screen to view the matches live and a stage for entertainers that, during the tournament, will include; Sorriso Maroto, Dudu Nobre, Arlindo Cruz, Anitta, Sandra de Sá, Bom Gosto, Suvaco de Cristo, Cordão da Bola Preta, Fogo e Paixão, Bloco Brasil, Empolga às Nove, Blitz. Each game day, the area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier will open two hours before the first match of the day and close at 10PM. Capacity for the area is 20,000. Entry is free and entrance will be granted according to order of arrival.
FIFA Fan Fest – 11AM
Praia Copacabana, The beach area between the streets of Princesa Isabel and Duvivier
Keeping the World Cup theme going, Copacabana’s Fosfobox hosts the Score event for the third Sunday in a row tonight. DJs will again spin the best of house, trap, indie and hits.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$ 25-R$40
End your weekend with house and electro pop at Duo in Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero). The party begins at 5PM and continues in the chic indoor/outdoor venue until 5AM. Things usually get started on the outdoor deck with DJs Fabiano Pax and Marcia Bertonni and then gradually shift inside where DJs Mor Rafael Calvente and DJ Dri Toscano usually spin. The weekly event is also known to host special guest DJs.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Marcia Guedes and Empolga ás 9 (Centro)
At 7:30 PM singer and guitarist Marcia Guedes gets things started with classic bossa nova and her reinterpretations of the works of Chico, Gonzaguinha, Cartola, and Noel, among others. The group Empolga ás 9 will follow at 10:30 PM bringing a lively Carnival vibe to Centro’s Rio Scenarium.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40
Roda de Samba, Soccer (Football) and Ballet 2 (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 Ballet 2 playing classics of the genre, including works by Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho and João Nogueira, among others.
Leviano – 5PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Brazilian singer-songwriter Rogê returns to Carioca da Gema tonight for his weekly show at 9:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
FUNK!NO!CHAMA!- Café Dois4Sete (Leblon)
The band, FUNK!NO!CHAMA! will perform dance music live at Leblon’s Café Dois4Sete tonight beginning at 8PM. The group consists of Gustavo Azem on drums, Leonardo Vieira on guitar, Manoel Schnoor on bass, Kalleb Gonçalves on saxophone and Nicolas Teodósio of flute.
Café Dois4Sete – 8PM, the Café opens at 6PM
Rua Dias Ferreira 247, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2274-2897
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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 simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally during the World Cup, Mab’s will be showing the games live on 50” TVs.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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