Who says Brasilia doesn't have a good nightlife is blatantly lying or ignorant of the facts. Brasilia has one of the best and cosiest shopping malls of Brazil together with great cinemas and nightclubs (usually inside the malls or near by). Just the entertainment of the Asa Sul squares and the new centre by the South Lake should keep everyone busy for weeks and weeks!!
CHEZ MICHOU - gilberto Salomao shopping mall, Brasilia Shopping, Liberty Mall, all (expect for Gilberto) located at the very heart of town (crossroads of eixos)
Regarding nightlife - I was told there is something, but don't bother. Spending a night in Brasilia is a waste of time. Best option is to arrive in the city early and leave it a few hours later.
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