Everybody meets in Rua das Pedras at night. An irregular cobblestone street by the harbour, lined with bars and restaurants, become, at night the center of the world. And even by day, by car, on foot or by boat, it's the central attraction of Buzios, and the main commercial area.
For what we saw in winter I can imagine what happens in summer...
This is the second time me and my girlfriend go to Buzios and like the first time we went to Chez Michou, a cozy charming resto with nice atmosphere, good music and excellent food.
This restaurant is stablished for years and it's getting better and better.
If you go to Buzios and don't go to Chez Michou, is the same as going to Paris and not going to the Eiffel Tour.
This loud and open establishment has a full bar, many tables, and wide open spaces for mingling. I can't say anything about the food because I never ate here, but Chez Michou opens late in the afternoon, and is decorated with enlarged illustrated posters of American icons (Louis Armstrong, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, etc.) and lighted trees. Great place to be loud and mingle.
Located on the Rua das Pedras and un by German (? I could be wrong) expat, Kaiser, this small bar is a true legend in Buzios, and in fact all over Brazil. The outside windows are adorned with back to back photos of Kaiser, his dog, his friends on his boat, photos taken within the bar, etc. There is a sign that reads (in Portuguese, translated) "Sometimes we're here, sometimes we're not." He doesn't just let anyone into his bar. In fact, he locks the door each time he lets in a new patron, but you want to be one of those patrons because you can see the smiles on faces of people going in and out, and hear the Manu Chao blaring from inside.
Upon entering, you will see a dimly lit small space with Kaiser behind the counter usually singing to whatever he's playing. There are candles, napkins with poetry hanging on every available space, people laughing and drinking, illustrations of legends (Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, etc.) photos of locals and red lights all around. This bar makes you feel like you've arrived. Be a part of the family of Takatakata.
That explains my accident with the cactus in Guapo Loco when I was with Marcio Oamtsu having fun in that very nice bar. That explains also the precense of a great mexican bar in the resort!;)
This picture were taken in my boat ride around Buzios with my great friend from New York, Elton!;)
May 2nd, 2005
Dress Code: Dress code! ? In the boat I was using shorts! :)
This is the place where I usually have fun at night when I am in Buzios. My friend Marcio would love to see this picture, it is very clolse to the beach, inside we dance listenin to the waves!; Very charming place and very very funny night spot!;)
The design is no doubt mexican!;)
May 2nd, 2005
Dress Code: Be mexican!;)
After some long minutes of pain, finally the official photo after the UNPLEASANT CACTUS ACCIDENT!:)
We did have fun and Marcio is a very dear friend, the best one!!!
My great fellow, you deserve all the best in Japan, I wish you a stroke of success and lots of peace for you to take the right decisions, you are a brave man, a man with word, a man with courage. This country will shake more than its earthquake with your happiness, bright and success! I am sure you will be back to Brazil as a winner! :)
We all love you and trust you, Marcio!;))))))))
PLEAE NOTE THE MURDERER RIGHT BEHIND US! ahahahahahahaha
Dress Code: Dress code??????? Well, you decide!;)
Marcio and I wanted to take a great picture of this special moment, our first weekend together in Buzios should be soemthing special, and indeed, it was. We set the camera to take an automatic picture and I was really excited for that..I was walking without noticing to the direction of a huge CACTUS....AND THE CAMERA CAUGHT THE RIGHT MOMENT THAT I DID FLY TO THE MOON WITH MY A.S.S. FULL OF THORNS!
You can se also that marcio got scared with my scream....HAHAHAHAHA :)))))
Dress Code: Dress code....Well, just protect your b.u.t.t if you want to take any picture near a cactus! DO NOT FORGET IT IS A MEXICAN BAR, AND A GOOD MEXICAN BAR HAS TO HAVE CACTUS ALL AROUND!
It was not Itaipava or Bohemia, my too favourite beers from Petropolis, but it was alright...Being with nice friends and cool beer that is all I need to have a great time, and the fun started!:))))
It was before a tragedy which my poor a.s.s.
was the victim!;)
December 13th, 2004
Dress Code: Dress code...I hate this question!!!;) WELL BE YOURSELF!;)
Tequilaaaaaaaa....This is a very funny mexican bar in Rua das Pedras, this is the main night spot of Buzios, night life rulez there!;))))))
It was during our great sections of beer in one very nice night in Buzios.
HAHAHAHAA I lvoe this picture and you can easily see how happoy Marcio was that night!
Actually I had lots of fun there! and Marcio was really one of the Guapos Locos in the night!
December 13, 2005
Dress Code: Dress code, not exactly dress code, but take lots of joy with you!
The bars in Buzios are very sofisticated, and the ebst are all in the Beachfront, around Armação dos Buzios. It is full of people from all over Brazil and many foreign visitors.
While Marcio and I were spending a very nice weekend there meeting lots of new people, we usually stopped in any bar at Bardot Side Walk!
Marcio loves Caipirinha and I love the Cairpinha's mother, the Cachaça!
Sugar Cane Spirits!
December 13th, 2005
Dress Code: Dress Code, it is a beach place, so just wear casual!;)
This place is a bit more trendy then the rest of Buzios. It's decorated in a modern style with plenty of "sophisticated" lighting, plays electronic music, and doesn't fill up until late. The drinks are a little more expensive (R$8 for a Caipirinha) but are really good.
Dress Code: Anything goes in Buzios but this place is more of a "I want to go out looking hot"kind of place.
We came in Fashion Cafe, located next to Rua das Pedras, just to take some refreshments before getting in the buggy and return to our hotel. However, it turned to be a disco, playing disco music at the begginning and, around midnight, having a group performing samba and other Brazilian rythms. It was fun, people just dance around their tables and even the waiters/waitresses participate in the dance with customers!
Another plus: it is located next to the beach, so if you are not interested in dancing, you can go to the balcony to watch the tides at midnight.
Dress Code: We were all in jeans, and some of us in tennis... and it was no problem :)
Simply walking in Downtown Búzios gives you an idea of the night life in the area.
Lot of people in the streets, having a drink, having dinner, shopping, talking , laughing, singing....
Everything's open till 2am!!!!!!!!!.
Dress Code: It's up to you.
Better to wear comfy short pants, t-shirt and sandals.
It's very hot at night and humidity can be 90%.
the atmoshere there is awesome at nights and the beaches during the day!
Dress Code: men are always should dress for the occassion and women should do the same but dress for what is comfortable because you never know what you may do.. dancing, beach, or just somewhere with friends!