Recife is justly proud of its nightlife and the variety of music that can be found in the city. You can discover somewhere exciting to go every night of the week. Many venues are in Boa Viagem, but the streets behind Recife Antigo's Paço Alfândega also have lively bars. Tourist offices hand out useful entertainment guides, and several websites provide good listings, including Agenda Cultural do Recife (http://agendaculturaldorecife.blogspot.com.br; in Portuguese).
Recife has the largest gay scene in the Northeast, especially concentrated in the city-center neighborhoods of Boa Vista and Boa Viagem (on Praia de Boa Viagem in front of Edificio Portugal and Edificio Acaiaca). Check out Viajay (www.viajay.com.br) for GLBTS listings.