I found Manaus OK to explore at daytime, but I didn’t like the city at night! I went out with my friends a couple of nights, and both times we were approached by some really strange and threatening guys. Nothing bad happened, but I didn’t like the atmosphere in the city centre…
However, Ponta Negra Beach was nice in the evening. It was a popular spot for the locals, and many people were out on an evening stroll. Along the river front were several small stalls established, and many bars and open air restaurants had live music and entertainment.
Ponta Negra Beach is a good place to spend your evening…
well, this Rockclub is just holy cool...for all friends of live-rock music and nice partys is the "porão do alemão" the best adress to go. i worked a few months in manaus and this club became more and more to my second home :o)
they have mostly local rockbands who playing solid rockmusic. its open from wednesday to saturday..in the weekends its mostly open until the sunrise ;o)
Dress Code: you can go how ever you like, there is no dress code at all...the only thing who should be considered, is that the security staff check your pockets and bags before they let you in. just to avoid that people bring some own drinks and weapons and how ever..
There is a microbrewery near Novotel hotel. I forgot it's name, but its definitely worth a visit. They make 2 kinds of beers. The waiters are quite hi-tech .. none of that paper and pen stuff. They take your order on wireless PDAs. One section of the bar is open-air, so you can enjoy the humidity :) and the other section is air-conditioned.
One of the weekday nights (Tuesday or Thursday) is Forro night ... they play live forro music, with stage dancers in the air-conditioned section of the brewery.
Dress Code: none
This place is right next to Tropical Hotel, and one of the upscale parts of town. Its the best place to sit down with a beer in the evenings/nights, enjoy the boi dances performed in the street - side cafe .... while watching the Rio Negro (the black river) flow idly by.
The Manauaras (residents of Manaus) too come here with their families to enjoy a pleasent evening walk.
Dress Code: Casual
go to ponta negra to spend the night, it's nice place out of manaus, long the rio negro, and there are several pubs and resturant, and on the dried season there is also the beach where it's possible to swim io the river
You have missed Manaus night life you haven’t been to a forro place. Huge field, one stage with musicians and dancers, and hundreds dancing on the ground. The girl to guy ratio in Manaus is a ridiculous 2:1 or something like that. So guys are in great demand there. Forro started off as ‘for all’, when the rail road companies threw huge parties for their workers to keep them happy. Over the years, it has become forro. … or so the story goes.
While you are there, try the Capeta and the Caipirinha. The first is a cocktail of guarana, Johnny walker and cachaca. Caipirinha is cachaca with lime. If not anything, get some beer. Chopp is a type of beer and Chopp de Brahma is the most popular one.
Dress Code: anything goes.
A little orange buiding surronde by orange patio furniture. Lots of beer and decent snacks, overlooking the amphitheater. Nightly live music and Boi Bumba dancers. Don't miss the people watching. Be ready to stay out late.
Dress Code: Non existent
One of the most awesome things to do at night in Brasil is go out with friends b/c I promise you that whatever you do you will have a great time!
Dress Code: casual