Barraca Biruta: By the beach
This is a Nightlife and a Daylife spot. It is a place in "Praia do Futuro" called "Barraca Biruta". During the day, especially during vacation time, there are a lot of good looking people enjoying the beach, people from all around the world. At night, people go there usually when there are concerts, parties and etc. During the month of July, every Tueday, there is the "Festa Normal", where a whole bunch of people go there and dance, it is style night club. Then, on saturdays, there are always, parties that you can go to that is usually also night club style. Year round, there are concerts with famous artists. This picture was taken there last July in one of the "Festa Normal". I really enjoy going there.. Very nice environment.
Dress Code: Anything you like. That's what I like about Biruta. Just be yourself.
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 !
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
Restaurants and dance clubs
On Mondays I guess 99% of tourists and locals go to 'Forró do Pirata'. A very nice dance club/bar where you can dance to 'Forró' (the most popular dance in the Northeast) and some Axé (from Bahia)and meet new people. There's no way you can stay still!You have to pay a R$ 15,00 entrance. And if you manage to keep dancing until 4 am, they serve their special "Survivors' soup"!
Dress Code: Casual, summer clothes, comfortable shoes since you will dance a lot.
Parties, Night Clubs, Luaus and more!
Hey guys.. I finally went to Fortaleza again... So now, I will be able to be a little more helpful about where to go!!! I hope it helps!!
The nightlife in Fortaleza is pretty fun. We always have live concerts and night clubs to go to. On Thursdays nights there is always places by the beach where you can enjoy some very good crab and sit with your friends listening to live music. There is always bars and cafes to go, places where you can sing and dance!!
Dress Code: Whatever!! You dress however you please.
From Monday through Monday...
From Monday through Monday there is always something going on in Fortaleza. A great deal is going to Pagliuca Café, which is actually a bar/pub and order a Gin Fizz or a beer and enjoy the Tuesdays night where they turn the lights off and fire the bar....It's AWESOME
Spots to hang out: Empire Cafe (my favourite), cafe Pagliuca, Praia de Iracema, Opção Futuro on Friday night, clubs such as Mucuripe and Pimenta Maluca or Órbita on Sunday nights.....
Dress Code: Whatever!
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
Pirata Nightclub & Bar: Pirata Nightclub & Bar
Featured on Wild on 'E'. Largest outdoor nightclub in the world. Open Monday night only! 18 & up. This place is a blast and make sure you arrange your trip so you will be there on a Monday night. 2 bands alternating: Rock & Forro. Everybody dances.2 caiparhinas & you will learn the forro.
Dress Code: Whatever!
Two bars on Avenida Beira Mar, just along from Rua dos Tabajaras, offer a wonderful combination of eating, drinking and live music: the Pontal de Iracema at no. 680 and the Cais Bar at no. 696 are extremely trendy nightspots where you have to arrive early to get a seat.
Forró - Cultural dance
Fortaleza is justly famous for its forró . Nowhere is it so popular, and there is no better way to see what Cearenses do when they want to enjoy themselves than to spend a night in a dancetaria in Fortaleza. And spending the night is literally what you need to do: although most dancetarias open at 10pm, people don't really start arriving until around midnight, and peak time is in the early hours of the morning. There always seems to be forró on somewhere but the venue changes every night.
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.
Some of the best: Great Nightlife in Fortaleza
Fortaleza have a great nightlife, you can try Armanzem 47, Arre Egua, Orbita and Pirata.
They have tekno and live brazilian music.
It's great for who wants to meet people very friendly
Dress Code: The only dress code for this places is wear pants.
- School Holidays
Nightlife is really 'lively'...
Nightlife is really 'lively' in Fortaleza. You can´t miss 'Forró', a kind of typical dance very different and sensual...
Forró do Pirata: The most amused bar of Brazil
Bar very amused with northeast typical music. It only opens at Monday. It is a true madness. Thousands of people dance to the rhythm of the hot sounds of Brazil.
Dress Code: Informal clothes to be able to dance.
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