Drinking & NIghtlife

The Alto de Ponta Negra neighborhood in the upper part of Ponta Negra, around Rua MA Bezerra de Araújo and Rua Aristides Porpino Filho, is dense with a variety of bars, and packed from Wednesday to Saturday nights. Sex tourism is an unfortunate part of this scene but has been reduced significantly. Petrópolis, in the city center, is the best neighborhood for hip local bars and botecos (open-air bars).