The Northeast

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  • 1. Arre Égua

    This popular restaurant and bar has live local bands playing forró and sertanejo almost every night of the week. It serves a well-priced buffet of northeastern classics.

    Rua Delmiro Gouveia 420, Fortaleza, Ceará, 60175-090, Brazil

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    Rate Includes: R$20
  • 2. Boteco

    Boa Viagem

    Chilled draft beer, tasty snacks, and a view of the beach make Boteco one of the most popular bars in town.

    Av. Boa Viagem 1660, Recife, Pernambuco, 51111-000, Brazil
  • 3. Boteco Praia

    In a light blue mansion overlooking Iracema Beach, this lively boteco bar is a great spot for an afternoon beer. The choppe (Brazilian draft beer) is always extra cold and the waiters bring deep-fried snacks directly to your table.

    Av. Beira Mar 1680, Fortaleza, Ceará, 60060-610, Brazil
  • 4. Downtown

    Recife Antigo

    A club with a London pub look, Downtown is a good place to be on Saturday night when local bands play. The club is especially popular with teenagers and twentysomethings.

    Rua Vigário Tenório 105, Recife, Pernambuco, 50030-010, Brazil
  • 5. Downtown

    Bairro da Ribeira

    Inspired by London's rock-and-roll scene, Downtown has live rock and blues music Thursday through Saturday.

    Rua Chile 11, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, 59012-250, Brazil
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  • 6. Galeria Joana D'Arc


    A popular hangout spot that attracts an electic, artsy crowd, Galeria Joana D'Arc is a cluster of small cafés and bars, among them Café Poire, Anjo Solto, Barnabé, and Oriente Médio.

    Rua Herculano Bandeira 513, Recife, Pernambuco, 51110-130, Brazil
  • 7. O Biruta

    Brasília Teimosa

    Repeatedly selected as Recife's best beach bar, O Biruta is a great spot to watch the moon rise over the beach while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and seafood snacks. There's live samba music every Saturday.

    Rua Bem-te-vi 15, Recife, Pernambuco, 51110-130, Brazil
  • 8. Old Five

    At this charming beachfront bar, tables are lit by candles and overlook the water. Cocktails include the cashew nut and tangerine caiprinha, and there is a varied menu of snacks for sharing. There is live music Thursday to Sunday.

    Rua Erivan França 230, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, 59090-100, Brazil
  • 9. Pirata Bar

    This pirate-inspired bar is packed every Monday night with what they describe as the "happiest party in South America." Excellent live bands play sertenejo and forró as the crowd takes to the dance floor. Drinks and snacks are available.

    Rua dos Tabajaras 325, Fortaleza, Ceará, 60060-510, Brazil

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    Rate Includes: R$50
  • 10. Taverna Pub

    Ponta Negra

    A bar with character, Taverna Pub is in the basement of a stylized medieval castle. It's popular with locals in their twenties and tourists who stay in the partnering hostel upstairs (Lua Cheia).

    Rua Dr. Manuel Augusto Bezerra de Araújo 500, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, 59090-430, Brazil

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