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


Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Gustavo Tatá and Polly Simões invite you to the event that was missing from your Sunday! Splash arrives at Leme beach and brings together the perfect combination of of beach, sun, ocean, beautiful people, music, drinking and dancing.

From daytime to sunset, enjoy sushi, easy parking, delicious drinks (with decent pricing), a swim in the ocean, lots of smiles, and a vibe of pure joy and Carnival bliss! DJs for the day are resident and local favorite Gustavo Tatá, playing his blend of funky tech house, disco and more.

Up next is D-Edge and Bootleg resident Marcio Careca, dropping a funky combo of house and tech house. Last but certainly not least is legendary DJ and producer DJ Meme, who has been producing tracks for many years with some of the most famous DJs in the world, including Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan. Meme is one of Brazil’s shining international stars and it will be a great experience to see him in action. Not to be missed!


Bloco: Bloco do Buxixo (Tijuca)
Bloco do Buxixo wil begin around 1PM until 4PM, stationed at the Praça Saens Peña in Tijuca and is estimated to bring out about 1000 samba crazed party goers.
Bloco do Buxixo – 1PM – 4PM
Route: Praça Saens Peña (No Procession)
Entrance: Free

Bloco: Acadêmicos do Vidigal (Vidigal)
This popular bloco has a beautiful route, with gorgeous views and an intense crowd, usually consisting of around 2000 people. The party goes from 4pm until 7PM.
Acadêmicos do Vidigal – 4PM – 7PM
Route: Av. Prefeito Mendes de Morais, from Rua Herbert Moses until a Rua Engenheiro Armandino de Carvalho – in front of Muro do Gávea Golf Club
Entrance: Free


Feijoada e Roda de Samba: Arruda + Clube do Esquema (Laranjeiras)
Enjoy Rio’s offerings to the fullest at Casa Rosa in the hills of Laranjeiras. Get your fill of Brazilian beats, along with drinks and feijoada if the mood calls for it.
Casa Rosa – 5PM
Rua Alice 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 3079-0550
Entrance: R$15 to R$25, R$35 with feijoada included

Splash (Leme)
Sunday has given birth to a new day party that comes in the form of beach, sun, ocean, beautiful people, music, drinking and dancing. Perfect recipe right? Splash is brought to you by local favorite Polly Simones and Gustavo Tatá. Special guest DJs include legendary DJ Memé and Marcio Careca.
Qiosque Ox – 10PM
9 e 10- Praia do Leme – Tel: (21) 2275-0023
Entrance: R$30

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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
Entrance: R$20

Rogê (Lapa)
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
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20


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 3056 Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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 bay-side has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Entrance: Free

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 Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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