Talking about Brazil, the first thing that struck our mind is football. This country is known for many things including art, culture, and breathtaking beaches. But the list won’t be completed without mentioning the nightlife in Brazil. During the day, there are many activities to take part in like visiting the traditional sites, fun at the beachside with family and friends, adventurous rides in amusement parks, the list is long.
However, as soon as the sun starts to set the atmosphere in the major cities takes a complete 180-degree turn. The big party in the nightclubs, pubs, and bars goes on until the morning. The nightlife in Brazil is all about DJ night, unlimited booze supply, and dance. Also, there are enough places to spend a quality night with family and partners.
List of the 8 best nightlife cities in Brazil
1. Rio de Janeiro
Looking for adventure in Brazil? Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to witness this. People in this city are hugely involved in various outdoor activities including football, beachside gym training, hiking, surfing, and many more. The day in Rio is full of activities, what do you think about the nightlife? Allow us to simplify and tell you the list of activities you can do at night.
Nightout with friends or strangers in The Scene is what you are missing if you are in Rio de Janeiro. The atmosphere in this nightclub is young and lively and indulges you completely. You will find many surfers, models, hippies, and hipsters dancing at the Scene. The packed clubhouse and aesthetic drinking bars in Gavea and Barra are all you need to have blast all night.
Staying in Rio and not visiting Samba would be a bad decision. The kooky nightlife experience you will only find in Rio Scenarium. This place will give you the 90 party vibes altogether. The extravagant interior of the club accompanied by the antiques, fascinating costumes of the people, and masks are something you must experience once in your lifetime. The nightlife in Rio de Janeiro Brazil will make you go berserk.
Location: Rio de Jeinaro, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,812 per week
Best time to visit: December to March
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The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia inculcates varieties of nightclubs, bars, and pubs. This city is the hub of bars/clubs and therefore, you don’t need to hunt long to party all night. Many bars in Brasilia mirror the traditions of different countries, for example, Stadt Bier. The interior of Stadt Bier portrays the tradition of Germany. The combination of beer and delicious German food is a delight for party lovers.
Another best place to experience the frisky nightlife is Paradiso Cine Bar. As mentioned in its name itself, the night out at this bar is nothing less than paradise. The design of the cocktail bar is a feast to the eyes. It is located beside the cinema and the welcoming red carpet is enough to signify a lavish bar to the visitors.
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo): $1,500 per week
Best time to visit: April and June
3. Sao Paulo
The travelers love to spend the exciting nightlife in this urban city. Life in Sao Paulo is fast and busy. During the day you could find people rushing to their workplaces but the story of the night is nothing like the hasty life of the locals. At night people here are more laid back and chill. The atmosphere becomes young and exciting which urban explorers love the most.
One of the best places to visit is the hilly Vila Madalina, where you can enjoy the live music concert, especially the samba music. The place is filled with Brazilian gastropubs that are famous for their funky-styled party houses. Your crazy nightlife in Sau Paulo Brazil will be packed with strip clubs, sleek restaurants, bar-blades (small clubs), sex shops, and bars.
Location: Rio de Jeinaro, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,432 per week
Best time to visit: December to March
Want to get familiar with traditional Brazilian culture and customs, visit Natal. The samba jazz bar, traditional Brazilian dance, MPB, music shows, and choro are some of the activities you will find in most of the nightclubs in the Natal. If you are confused about where to head, start from the center of the city Ponta Negra. The bustling nightlife filled with clubs, restaurants, and bars is everything that party lovers search for.
Not to mention, Nata is the safest city to enjoy the nightlife in Brazil. You can freely hop from one-night bar to another solo or with friends. And avoid spending too much time at one bar. There are many places to explore in Natal and the time is limited. Another place you can explore is Largo do Atheneu where you will find many jazz bars, strip clubs, and nightclubs.
Location: Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,281 per week
Best time to visit: November to February
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The Fortaleza is located on the northeastern side of Brazil and is popular for its picturesque beaches. During the day you will find people chilling under the bright sun however at night the crazy music, booze party, night-long dance is what you will find at Fortaleza beaches. You can start your exploration from Dragao do Mar, an area best known for its rock hits.
In case you are looking for a peaceful night out then head to Boozer’s Pub. Based on the Irish theme, this bar includes the best drinks and bar food on its menu. Take a glass of your favorite wine and relax at the shooting pool of Boozer’s Pub. These unlimited fun elements make Boozer’s Pub one of the best places to party in Brazil.
Location: Forteleza, Ceará, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,514 per week
Best time to visit: August to December
6. Salvador da Bahia
Salvador da Bahia is a cultural city full of monuments, cultural heritage, Brazilian customs, and delicious Salvador food. You will get awestruck by the Afro-Brazilian traditions with their interesting and exciting stories. The blend of euphonious music, Bahian dance, delectable food, beaches, and lively people embellish the beauty of the city.
The old downtown Pelourinho is the perfect place to enjoy the nightlife in Salvador Brazil. Recognized by UNESCO, the Pelourinho is lined up with colorful buildings and houses, bars, live music venues, restaurants, and many more. The passion for the music in the locals is inspiring. Visit one of the local bars like O cravinho or Negro’s Bar and make memorable stories with the people.
Location: Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,189 per week
Best time to visit: February to June
Nightlife in Recife Brazil is similar to other cities mentioned in this list. The Carnival festivals, live music band performances, a night out with family, and an afterparty with friends are included in the perfect night out at Recife. You can visit Quiosque Chopp Brahma, Bodega do Veio, Bar Burburinho, Capibar, and Boteco Maxime.
Location: Recife, Parnambuco, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,500 per week
Best time to visit: September to February
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For gays and lesbians, Manaus has some amazing bars and nightclubs. Visit Enigma bar where you will find the best cocktails and food. The DJ night and electro music set up the mood. If not a gay bar, then how about some romantic restaurant with your loved one? FITZ Carraldo will offer you a sleek and cozy environment to lunch with your partners. For more old school and traditional restaurants visit Choupana Restaurant.
Location:Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Average cost to visit (solo) : $1,375 per week
Best time to visit: July to September
We have selected the 8 best cities that offer electrifying and thrilling nightlife. If you are planning to travel to Brazil then the aforementioned cities would be the choicest ones. So what are you waiting for, pack your bags and head to Brazil and live an unforgettable nightlife?