When the pumpkin turns into carriage, fear not! If it's Friday, end of business hours, and you're in Brazil: lucky for you. People are festive, and the local party options rely on neighborhoods full of bars, pubs and nightclubs. Guarantee your happy hour in the most traditional and buzzing locations around the Brazilian cities. Check out:
Lapa (Rio de Janeiro): Traditional neighborhood and symbol of bohemia in Rio, Lapa is a must. The nightlife is always bustling in the region, with plenty of bars and nightclubs. Not to mention the restaurants. Located in the central area of the capital, it caters to the most varied tastes. A good option is Rio Scenarium, located at Rua do Lavradio. Entitled as Culture Pavilion, it includes several musical genres, without sacrificing the good food.
Vila Madalena (Sao Paulo): is located in Pinheiros district, west of the city of São Paulo, next to the University of São Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University. At the beginning of the 1970s, it became a sought-after destination for students who, without many resources, went to live there. It holds the title of stronghold of Bohemia in Sao Paulo. The Mercearia São Pedro bar usually gathers all tribes. Currently, Vila Madalena holds art workshops and exhibition centers. Music and theatre are also highlights.
City of Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais: The capital of the State of Minas Gerais is the city that boasts the highest ratio of bars per capita. There is no shortage of options. The noble neighborhood Savassi concentrates large number of establishments, characteristic of well-developed trade. However, the nightlife is not limited to bars and pubs. There are night clubs, live music, among others. A specialty of the Minas Gerais culture is cachaça – traditional drink distilled locally. Take the opportunity to try the best samples produced in the State.
City of Goiânia (Goiás): Country music is a dominant genre in Brazil, but in Goiás, it’s played to exhaustion. You can find nightclubs with the best of country music of the past and the present. It's what makes Goiânia the capital of country music. The best options include Villa Mix, Santafé Hall and Wood's. They open their stage to the main exponents of the genre.
City of Brasilia (Federal District): The city was founded in 1960 to be the seat for the republic power in Brazil. Citizens from all regions moved to the federal capital in search of new perspectives. Over the years, the cultural mix has been consolidated and gave results. The nightlife in Brasília is a reflection of this diversity. It is possible to enjoy from Northeastern music, such as forró, to reggae, to blues and jazz. The 5uinto party (read fifth) is recommended to outsiders as a national and international reference in the electronic genre.