Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Opened in 1980 in Ibiza, Café del Mar is a world leader in luxury entertainment. This lush venue in Copacabana provides dinner and drinks downstairs along with full musical programming upstairs, bringing together the biggest and best artists and personalities of Rio.
Located at one of the most treasured parts of Ibiza, Café del Mar opened its doors in 1980 for its first summer of music, sunset and fun. Together with the beautiful views over the Mediterranean sea, the original sunset bar began by serving tempting cocktails and tapas to its crowds along with music from top DJs. With more and more locations of this successful brand popping up all over the world, Rio de Janeiro was the obvious next choice. Opened in October of 2010, the Rio venue sits on the famous Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana, one of the most well-known beaches of Rio. Ocean views combined with the luxury decor emanate a slight nostalgic taste of Ibiza. Tapas and drinks downstairs, with a fully equipped and beautifully lit club upstairs.
Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while enjoying 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– 5PM
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: Check with venue
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30
His main inspiration for both writing, and to perform, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, providing a genuine feel and sound of classic Brazilian music.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro does not want to miss the next “Roda de Forró,” which continues this month at the Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 10PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252.6468
PUBS & BARS:
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day karaoke style with 2 for 1 Jager shots and Guinness specials for winners.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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. Try your luck tonight with St. Patrick’s Day specials!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger. Come enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in true pub style! Dress to impress with green and shamrocks!
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
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