Pirata Bar: The wildest monday night in the world!
This is a must for everyone who enjoys to dance, listen to good local music or experience something very different!
Pirata Bar is no doubt Monday's night and Monday is the night where you are served Ceara music at it's best! Forro is played from 20 till midnight, and then you get Axe (Brasilian pop/rock) at it's very best till dawn.
Drinks are a little more expensive then other bars, but affordable. The menu, however, is big and appart from beer, most drinks are available.
Be sure to come here early if you dont want to be standing up. It gets very crowded here and you wont find a table if you turn up late.
Dress Code: No dresscode, but dress nice, jeans and a nice shirt are fine.
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AMICIS: Amicis at Centro Dragão do Mar
Amicis is a italian restaurant at Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar serving amazing pizza. But after 11pm it turns into an intense night club. Saturday is the best day to go and it's when they play samba music from the past. It's so worth it.
It is near Praia de Iracema and it's cheap to get in, around 10 reais.
Dress Code: Anything you want
Mucuripe Club: Best night club
If you want to dance, see some beautiful people, great cocktails and to be in a place which will be open until 6 am...
Then go to Mucuripe Club. They have a massive open space for bands to perform and 3 night clubs playing different music styles.
It's well worth it going there :)
More info: http://fortalezainenglish.blogspot.com/
Dress Code: No shorts, no flipflops... :)
Pirata: Good night out at the Pirate place
Pirata was once considered to have the craziest monday on the planet. Maybe it's because it's the only place open and so lively on a monday night.
But it's a good place to go.
You have a great band playing Axe music and the crowd just loves it. People go and they just dance all night long.
Prices on drinks aren't high and make sure you take a taxi. It's terrible to park there.
But it's a good tip :)
Dress Code: Something comfortable so you can dance all night :)
BOTECO: Bar, drinks and food.
A great place for meeting with friends, good local live music, many kind of drinks, and the specialty.. COXINHA DE CARANGEJO, is a chiken leg shaped piece made of the meat of the Crab, delicius and.. great.
Statue of Iracema and Beira Mar: Great place to propose
The Beira Mar area is a real night spot as you will see when you arrive. The story of how the founder of Fortaleza fell in love with an Indian princess is immortalised in the statue of Iracema. A great place to have a kiss or even propose !!!
Afterwards a walk along to the little market and a drink in one of the bars is in order. However don't forget your mosquito repellent. No malaria here but the things are a real pest !
Portuguese Center: Portugese Center by night
The Portuguese center is really a circle and it is located just in front of Shopping Aldeota. They light it up at night and it is very nice looking. During the Christmastime months they construct a huge Christmas tree of lights and light it up.
For a calm night out head there and then stop by Monmartte for a sandwich and then some shopping at Aldeota.
Dress Code: None
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Beira Mar beach walk: Iracema Statue and Beira Mar at night
Go check out Beira mar at night. You will find it packed with people. The locals go there to run and walk and the tourist go there because 90% of the hotels in town are there. Check out the sights and do a little shopping, relax at on of the restaurants, or just sit back and watch the people zip by.
Dress Code: None, just remember to stay where the people are, do not go walking on the beach at night, and leave your jewelry at home.
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Obrita: Live Music and Cold Beer
Here is one of the hot spots at night. It is the Orbita club located near Praia Iracema. This area is loaded with bars and very well travel in the evenings. They serve food and drinks of all kinds and they often have live bands there playing at night.
Dress Code: There is no "dress code" but it is customary in Fortaleza to wear pants and a nice shirt when going out at night. The only people who show up in beachwear at night are the tourists.
Ceara is the capital of Forro and you can dance Forro in Fortaleza almost any night of the week. Monday nights at Pirata's are legendary, and there are several other spots all around town and in the baracas on Praia do Futuro like Chico de Cangrejo etc
Dress Code: casual
Lounge Beach: Lounge Beach
This is a place that you might find in Miami like Nikki Beach, St. Tropez, or Ibiza. The difference is the Brazilian twist, so there is not attitude.
Great to lounge, dance, and look at beautiful people.
Excellent place to go on Thursdays
Dress Code: more dressed up than other places but still relatively casual
Lounge Beach: Sick of forró?
If you get sick of the usual nightspots in Fortaleza head to Praia do Futuro on a Thursday night and you will think you are in Ibiza or the Greek Islands for a while.
Beautiful spot and excellent house music once a week.
For a different feel try to get there by day for an very different "barraca de praia" experience.
Think Bora Bora in Brasil!
Dress Code: Fashionable - But no beach sandals unless you are a VIP
Pirata: Monday Night - Pirata
If you're EVER in Fortaleza over a Monday night, you just have to experience Pirata. It's where all the locals (both young and old alike) go to dance and enjoy the local music (called Forro (sp?) - pronounced fo'-ho')..
I had a GREAT TIME in Pirata Bar..
Althought it's called a bar, don't be confused, this place is HUGE on the inside, with a full stageshow, and a wonderful band.
the nightlife... WOW... I don't know where to begin... there are soooooo many options... i'll try to go night for night, or spot for spot.. hmm... first a rundown of all the places I went to... Kapital, Cafe del Mar, Alo Brazil, Europa, Bikini Bar, Africas, Armazen, Orbital, Mucuripe, Drago do Mar, Zippi... EVERY NIGHT IN FORTALEZA, there is something fun to do!!!
I must say, the place I enjoyed the most was Mucuripe..... Mucuripe is an EXCELLENT club... this place is absolutely HUGE, the doorman said that they don't allow women who openly work as "pro's" in the place, there is about 5 or 6 different rooms where you can enjoy different types of music, and in the main room (the one when u first enter) you can enjoy a live band and sit back and relax with friends... further back, there was an open area with a waterfall wall.. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED... it was really nice and the staff were very courteous... the women were supposedly the "upper class" brazilian class, but they gave me and my buddies lots of love, and surprisingly, alot of women we met in Mucuripe spoke english.. not great english, but you could tell they were either educated, or being educated in English...
Mucuripe Club: Let's dance!
The biggest nightclub in Fortaleza, very good.
I also suggest:
The Pub (Ana Bilhar Street, 1445 - Varjota)
Olé Klub (Praça Portugal)
Órbita (in front of Dragão do Mar)
Biruta (Dioguinho avenue, ... - Praia do Futuro)
Dress Code: I think you can wear anything you want...