Situated on the banks of Guanabara Bay in one of the most beautiful postcards views of the world, you can enjoy the Christ Redeemer and the entrance of the historic Forte de São João, a prime region for peace and security. A harmonious whole, which, together with the first class treatment, makes the recipe with which Gomes captivate his customers like neighborhood residents, visitors and foreign tourists.

The best of Rio’s culinary tradition, result of the direct influence of Portuguese cuisine and which resulted in the so-called Brazilian cuisine is a description that defines, in part, the scope and quality of the dishes and snacks offered by the Bar and Restaurant Urca.

Name: Bar e Restaurante Urca
Location: Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205 – Urca, Rio de Janeiro


Flashback’s atmosphere has more than 100 classic vinyls stamped on the bottom wall of the bar to reach the second floor. The place is a stronghold of pop and rock and roll of the 60, 70 and 80’s. In addition to the vinyl, all over the walls you can find paintings of the artists of that time as Bob Dylan , Mick Jagger (and all the Stones ), Beatles, Erick Clapton, Jackson Five and etc. Together with the decoration, there are televisions that broadcast shows and performances of all these artists. Even so you sit on the table, the waiter brings you a tablet with a multitude of directories for you to choose the songs that suit you best. Then your choices enter the local repertoire queue and at some point in your night you’ll hear your favorite music. Cool, right?

Name: Flashback
Location – Paul Redfern, 33, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.
Open – Tuesday to Sunday from 18h00 to 24h00

Back2Black Festival is back to RIO!!


On March 20th and 21st, Cidade das Artes hosts another edition of Back2Black festival. The first black music and culture festival in Brazil is now on its sixth edition, with a schedule that brings upcoming artists and veterans in the African and Brazilian music scene, with a prominence towards rhythms from Jamaica.The line-up features established musicians like Angelique Kidjo, DAMIAN MARLEY (the son and disciple of the legacy of BOB MARLEY, performing for the first time in Rio). and Planet Hemp, as well as a tribute to black Carioca composers, in celebration of the city’s 450th anniversary.

Local: Cidade das Artes
Adress: Avenida das Américas – Barra da Tijuca 5300, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22793-080
Date: 21/03/2015 to 22/03/2015
Time: Friday and Saturday at 21:00
Price: R$75 to R$200
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It’s Ringo Starr turn to perform in Rio!!

At the end of this month, Rio hosts a show by a monster of rock ‘n’ roll music. Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr will make a stopover in Rio during his Latin America tour. Alongside his All Starr Band, Ringo performs on Tuesday the 27th, at Vivo Rio.



Name of the Local: VIVO RIO
Adress: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Parte do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20021-140 ‎
Date: 27/02/2015 a 27/02/2015
Time: 22:00
Price: R$150 to R$700
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Rider Weekends are back at Marina da Gloria!

Starting January 15th, catering some of Rio’s biggest parties! Featuring the best in hip hop, rock, jazz, funk, soul and MPB, Criolo will be kicking off this series by performing his new album, “Convoque seu Buda”

Event Schedule (start times at 23:00) Av. Infante Dom Henrique, – Marina da Gloria – Glória

15/01 Criolo + Madureira Disco Clube

16/01 Rio Porque Tô no Rio + Nas Internas

17/01 Modinha! A Festa + Vambora!

22/01 Banda do Mar + Sinara + Dônica

23/01 Esbórnia + Tropkillaz + Vale Night (SP)

24/01 Coordenadas + Autoramas & BNegão

29/01 The Brand New Heavies + Jazz Ahead

30/01 Rocka-Rocka + I Hate Party

31/01 Do Leme ao Pontal + Que País é Esse?


Enjoy the return of contemporary alternative rock legends the Foo Fighters in Rio! The emmy award winning band featuring Dave Grohl (of NIRVANA fame) and Pat Smear (of legendary punk band THE GERMS) will be tearing through their most recent album “Wasting Light”, while famed english indie rockers KAISER CHIEFS and national support Raimundos set the mood! Ticket information can be found at the link below

Address: R. Prof. Eurico Rabelo, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro –
Date: 25/01/2015
Time: 20:00
Price: R$100 to R$600


Kandinsky Showcase at CCBB starting Jan. 28!

Fans of Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract art can enjoy a showcasing of his art at the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil starting at the end of January! From Jan 28 – March 30 gain free access to one many consider to have created the first purely abstract paintings


Address: Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Telephone: 3808-2020
Days: Wed – Mon 9h00 – 21h00

Don’t forget the Christmas Show

Every winter Rio de Janeiro sets out the greatest Christmas tree in the whole world, and we invite all of our guests to make sure they view it in the middle of our lovely Lagoa while they visit! Certainly a rare opportunity to see one of the largest Christmas trees visible to man. Beautifully lit up, the Arvore do Natal is certainly a site to behold.