Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rogê is back at Carioca da Gema for his weekly show of samba-rock. His steady performances have earned the respect of music lovers and critics alike in Rio, a mixture of classic Brazilian music fused with upbeat rock.
First a technical student of music, Rogê then learned to play guitar, and increasingly felt driven by the sounds, rhythms and lyrics of Brazilian music. The singer has worked and performed with some of Brazil’s finest, such as João Bosco, Arlindo Cruz, Marcelo Falcão and Marcelo D2, and though his samba sound sets the tone, he freely displays his influences from swing and reggae to rock.
Alto Bar @ Alto Vidigal (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal has the bar open every Sunday afternoon till late after sundown. Come get the best view of Rio from the top of the Vidigal mountain with great food and drinks and DJs. There really is no better way to see Rio.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
End your weekend in style with the mixed crowd, deep house affair Duo at 00 (Zero Zero). The tunes roll through until dawn so probably best to clear the Monday diary.
00 – 10PM
Avenida Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Roda de Forró Lapa)
Anyone who likes reggae and forro do 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
The singer’s main inspiration, for both writing and performing, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, channeling the natural warmth of the city and its people into his shows.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
PUBS & BARS:
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
Avenida 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 new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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