Nightclubs and bars in Brazil

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    Off Club in its full glory!
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    A cafe on Ipanema Beach
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    Skylab bar view of Copacabana
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    Guantanamera-closed: Cuban salsa in Curitiba-closed

    by gwened Updated Nov 24, 2013

    This is a restaurant and live music in the evenings. The food is not even to come close.however, for a nice salsa dance night and some mojitos in good ambiance it can pass the muster.

    the layout is tropical with a main dining room up front and a dance floor in the back room. In a nice area, safe, and good folks friendly service.

    For a night startup is ok. However ,the place is now closed. just for the memories.

    Dress Code: casual is ok nothing fancy here ,you get down to dance salsa

    Guantanamera bar
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    The old part of town in Recife...

    by cachaseiro Updated Nov 6, 2009

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    The old part of town in Recife has great nightlife and lot's of live concerts in the weekends.
    It used to be a very seedy part of town with lot´s of prostitution and crime, but these days it has become a trendy area with cool clubs and a very good vibe.

    A'zorra: A cool Recife band
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    Baronetti: Bars

    by ally923 Written Apr 9, 2007

    This was an overpriced lounge. It was way too small and it cost guys $40 cover to get in. They don't even tell you how much it is to get in they just give you a Visa Check card there you have to charge your drinks to and pay off at the end of the night. Alsp there was no room to dance!

    Dress Code: No shorts for guys.

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    Sambaaa: Plataforma in Rio

    by Tuna_ank Written Apr 6, 2007

    I think Plataforma is restaurant but we ate somewhere else first, later we went there for watching Samba dancing and Capoeira show (African fighting). Very colorful show, I advice. After the show they called big groups to platform by playing their music. We went there with our music "Uskudara gideriken". It was nice night.

    Samba night

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    my Salvador da Bahia page

    by Antonio25 Written Jan 2, 2007

    My favourite bar. This is simply a wonderful place to spend the night. It's in a house in Pelourinho, under the atellier of the artist Maria Adair. The pub is her son's and is just about one of the cutest places in town - the crafts made and painted by the artist are everywhere (inside the glass tables, hanging from the ceiling, the menu...). Service is EXCELLENT - extra compliments for Barreto, the chief waiter. You can buy the crafts if you want to, and I tell you, they are not expensive. They have the best drinks in town, the best food (with greek, french and italian items). Amongst the drinks I recommend my favourite Suco do Orgasmo (Juice of Orgasm). It's coffee licqueur, with coffee icecream, vanilla icecream, ginger, gin and a tiny bit of triple sec.

    Dress Code: theres no dress code

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    many open air festival's

    by pepples46 Updated May 19, 2006

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    music in Brasil is never far away ...many open air festival's in the 70th and one of the best Elis Regina had given many concerts with Jair Rodrigues and other braz. singer and songwriters.
    her best recording: Elis & Tom ( Antonio Carlos Jobim ) and O Bebado e a Equilibrista ( the Drunk and the Tightrope Walker )
    She opposed the Military Junta in her songs and Statements, had her moments of controversy though, being forced to sing the national anthem or leaving Brazil for exile, like others.Elis choosen to sing.
    At the Age of 36 she died suddenly of Heartfailure 20/01/1982

    Elis Regina
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    Cachaca

    by pepples46 Updated May 19, 2006

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    a visit without having tried Brasil's national drink Cachaca also called Pinga, is not having visited Brasil at all.
    the stuff you need to make Capirinha.
    Cachaca is also known as Aquadente, a spirit destilled from sugarcane.
    while Rum is destilled from molasses, Cachaca is directly destilled from the juice of the unrefined sugar cane.
    I found a very good webpage about typical brasilian food and drink, with nice recipes too. if you are interested have a look.
    only one word to Cachaca: it is a very stiff drink and I would recommend, buy only the good stuff....if you can make it to the charming City of Paraty, you can buy the best Pinga.

    Cachaca Lua Cheia..fullmoon :-)
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    Old Dance clubs: Traditional Music in Lapa

    by scottgunter Updated Dec 4, 2005

    There are many old Dance clubs in this part of town It seems to be a quite shady part of town but the taxi drivers will take you right up to the front of the clubs and pick you up there, as well. It's one of the few places in Rio that I found that has a lot of the old music (Samba, ect...).

    Dress Code: Anything from Casual to more dress up.

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    Café Venicius: Bossa Nova "Temple"

    by grovier Updated Nov 12, 2005

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    Situated over the restaurant , there are two shows each night, the first- generally a singer alone- on 9,30pm and a second one on 10,30 pm...very good singers -Maria reuza for instance- and good musicians too. Cheap-about 30 Reals plus the drink- but good vibrations...

    Dress Code: You have to wear a shirt....

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    Copacabana by night

    by tini58de Updated Apr 10, 2005

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    Isn't that some view?
    This picture was taken from the top of the "Rio Atlantico" hotel in Rio.

    While we were in Brazil, I only once went out with Brazilian friends in Ouro Preto and went to a Samba show in Rio. Other than that I have not much experience with the Brazilian nightlife - but I am sure, other VTers have more suggestions!!!

    Copacabana by night

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    Club Melt: Best DJ EVER!!!

    by KaliMist Written Feb 5, 2005

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    Club Melt is the BEST place to go out dancing in RIO! The only thing about Rio nightlife is that it can be very dangerous. Always go out in large groups and ladies, don't wear your purses or any bling. If you direct attention towards yourself it may not be good attention, and chances are you could get mugged. So when you go out at night.. the last thing you want to do is look like a tourist! Try to work on your tan and blend in with the locals :-)

    Dress Code: IIt's very hot in Rio even at night! You don't need to wear a whole lot unless you want to sweat profusely. The locals dress a lot like we do in the states, minus the bling.

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    at any Bar or Pub or Restaurant: brazilian Beer

    by pepples46 Updated Feb 2, 2005

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    a Nite out without a Glas of Beer or Wine or whatever, brazilian Beer is very good
    I like Brahma, one of the mayor Breweries in Brasil, Antartica has also a great following.
    smaller breweries are making their local beer tasty too, like Curitibanos in Curitiba/Parana...Polar in Porto Alegre/Rio Grande do Sul
    make a trip to Blumenau in October, to the second biggest Beerfest in the world

    Dress Code: for a Beer on the Corner Pub...just casual.

    old Brahma coaster
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    Samba

    by bbaron Updated Feb 1, 2005

    We all went out to some area called Loppa (I think) and hung out eating and drinking. When we were walking to catch a cab, we heard this drum beat coming from a warehouse looking place. We decided to walk in and my jaw just dropped! 12-15 drummers were banging away with this most amazing sound. Everyone was dancing the samba! Drinking, dancing, and sweating. This was an amazing experience. I'm sure my dancing was entertainment for all the locals. Samba dancing is incredible. No one cared if you could dance or not, just having a good time.

    Dress Code: You could wear whatever you want, as little as possible.

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    Club Africa: Iracema Beach

    by zappa66 Written Nov 19, 2004

    This is a place where the waiters wear tuxedos and the women are as fashionable as any in Rio. Relatively inexpensive to drink there though. They have a disco dance floor, and the ladies willdance with each other if there are not enough men around!

    Dress Code: Clothes recommended.....jeans and sneakers probably out of place.

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    FANTASTIC RIO SCENARIUM: Night fun...........in Rio bars......

    by peterman2 Written Nov 2, 2004

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    No....the only victym was that lady who was busy with so many icea cream in her mouth!!!!

    Kidding...we were having a great time in one of the most buccolic places in Rio de Janeiro, it will bring you back to many years ago where going out was an innocent event in their society!!!

    Great place, you should really go!

    And Rafael, my guide and good friend took me there!

    Dress Code: Dress code? What does it mean? Just feel confortable and go as you please!

    Poor Girl...

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