Ceará drinking and nightlife

Microbrewery in Fortaleza


Locals descend on this enormous open-air microbrewery in hordes to beat the heat with artisanal draft beer brewed right on the premises. There are six varieties on tap; you can buy it by the glass but pretty much ev…
Bar in Fortaleza

Boteco Praia

The number-one spot for evening drinks and conversation, Boteco Praia attracts all ages to its long arcaded hall and its terrace facing the seafront promenade. Live music nightly. It's a fine place to knock back col…
Bar in Fortaleza


Reminiscent of a college-town rock club (but with way better-looking people than your college most likely, or ours), this large Dragão do Mar bar hosts live rock, surf and pop amid snooker tables and a legion of fli…
Cafe in Fortaleza


When you tire of sickly presweetened bus-station coffee, head to this trendy coffeehouse, where its business is to know beans. Three weekly-changing espressos from single-origin Minas Gerais plantations are availabl…
Club in Fortaleza

Pirata Bar

The bar and club scene around the Praia de Iracema waterfront area is rather touristy, but the 'Segunda-feira Mais Louca do Mundo' (Craziest Monday in the World) at Pirata is still legendary. Live bands play forró a…
Bar in Jericoacoara

Samba Rock Cafe

Sitting on prime corner real estate across from the main square, this is easily Jeri's most atmospheric drinking spot. Rustic wooden seating is arranged under a massive, illuminated acacia tree. There are often band…
Bar in Jericoacoara

Cachaçaria Gourmet

If you'd like a stiff drink without a soundtrack, this cute, tiny bar specializes in Brazil's national firewater, cachaça. There are around 90 labels, many of which come from Minas Gerais (as does the owner); around…
Bar in Canoa Quebrada

Freedom Bar

This Argentine-run reggae bar on the beach is a popular place to chill out and hosts popular parties on Friday and Saturday nights that pull a big crowd. It's pure reggae – you won't have to listen to funk or sertan…
Bar in Canoa Quebrada

Regart Bar

Located at the entrance to Broadway, Regart is our favorite local bar for its pleasant sidewalk seating and second-floor balcony overlooking the action.