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

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Bruno Sales and Bruno Ribas lead a group of friends as they play their blend of samba at the very unique venue Favellas, located in the heart of Lapa. Bruno Sales is the nephew of pagaode star Reinaldo. Alongside friend and fellow musician Bruno Ribas, the two formed the band out of their love for Brazilian music.

Favellas is a wonderfully new venue which celebrates the characteristics of Rio de Janeiro, by simulating the actual favellas that surround this beautiful city. From clotheslines hanging overhead to the ambiance of an actual slum, the venue not only honors the look and aesthetic of the slums, but also the culture. Enjoy tasty snacks and a full bar and musical program, all designed to celebrate the originality of this great city.


Café Del Mar (Copacabana)
This lounge-like setting at one of the most famous beaches in the world serves tapas while in 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
Av Atlântica 1910 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3649-9658
Entrance: Check with venue

FBI- Festival de Bandas Independentes (Glória)
Demanding quality music in Rio de Janeiro, FBI was formed, celebrating music, art and poetry. Warming the party up will be DJ Mask followed by bands Sinergya, Don Pablito, Morreu Maria and more.
Espaco Marun – 11PM
Rua do Catete, 124 – Glória – Tel: (21) 2558-3431
Entrance: R$15 with Lista Amiga & R$20 without

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


Buteco dos Brunos(Lapa)
Bruno Sales e Bruno Ribas lead their band of salesmen turned musicians at one of Rio’s most original locations. Come enjoy this unique venue in Lapa, which replicates the popular Rio favellas.
Favellas – 11:30PM
Rua Mem de Sá, 59, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-0580
Entrance: R$15

Paulão 7 Cordas & Grupo Pé de Moleque (Lapa)
Paulão 7 Cordas & Grupo Pé de Moleque will perform their repertoire of past and present rhythms of choro, polka, baiáo, frevo and maxixe at Carioca da Gema.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

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


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

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. Halloween is always a serious party night and tonight will be no different! Come dressed up as your favorite freak at Shennanigans Halloween bash. Also enjoy NFL programming on one of many flatscreens.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 4PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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