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

Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rock in Rio’s third night presents headliners Metallica on the main stage. If you don’t have tickets, rumor has it scalpers will be at the gates, but expect to pay a premium.


Rock in Rio (Barra de Tijuca)
The mega-concert event host Gloria, Coheed and Cambria, Motörhead, Slipknot and Metallica on the main Palco Mundo (World Stage), which countless others around the City of Rock.
Parque Olímpico Cidade do Rock – 2PM
Entrance: R$190 (sold out)


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

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


Feijoada do Projeto Raízes (Laranjeiras)
Another afternoon feast of music and feijoada on the terrace.  With Orquestra Don Aragones and DJ Zédoroque on the main floor.
Casa Rosa – 5PM
Rua Alice 550, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 2557-2562
Entrance: R$28 (with feijoada until 9PM), R$15 (without feijoada before 7PM), R$20 (without feijoada after 7PM)

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 is finally back, so catch the games on the large screen TV and a good mix of locals and tourists.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 2:00PM
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 20 percent off Entree plates for lunch and dinner until 7:00PM 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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