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

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: “Music for f*cking” started as a Facebook group, became a Globo magazine curiosity, and ended up as the inaugural post-beach party at the new Studio RJ. As the promoters postulate: beach = bodies = sex. Simple enough equation.


Bicicletada Artistica (Lapa)
Get up early on Sunday for the 9AM launch of the Bicicletada Artistica, a moveable feast on two wheels of music and art. If you don’t rouse yourself for the bike ride, then swing by Circo Voador for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening, as a variety of bands and DJs, including some top-notch reggae acts, take the stage in a celebration of cultural bike activism.
Circo Voador – 1PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Bike ride free, show after R$10-30


Palco Nuth (Barra)
Funk and Brazilian rhythms to enjoy on a Sunday.
Nuth – 7PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$50 Men, R$20 Women

Bota pra f*der (Arpoador)
Chico Siffredi, Pedro Long Dong Silver, Filipe Diggler, Lucas Jeremy, Bruno Holmes and Felipe Savage bring their sexy jams to the after-beach crowd.
Studio RJ – 7PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$10-50

Duo (Gávea)
Starts early but goes late at this GLS-friendly weekend house wrap-up — it won’t affect the start of your work week…only if you don’t want it to.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Free until 8PM, R$15 until 9PM, R$25 until 11PM with lista amiga, R$40 otherwise


Escangalha a Maçaneta (Lapa)
A classic, traditional roda de samba to round out your weekend. Special guests and a healthy mix of emerging musicians are the trademark of this Sunday regular.
Bar Semente – 9:30PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188
Entrance: R$20

Rogê (Lapa)
Young, up-and-coming Rogê filters the beauty of Rio de Janeiro through his songcraft.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Feijoada com Pagode do Pacinho (Botafogo)
Feijoada, futebol, cold beer, and samba: the perfect hangover cure. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 1PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: R$18.90 (cover with fejoada meal), R$10 (cover only)

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


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
NFL Football back, so catch almost any game on the large screen TV with a good mix of locals and tourists and the best chicken wings in Rio.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 9:30PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: Check for nightly prices

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
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 establishment has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca
Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
Entrance: Free

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