A Nightlife Guide to Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza at night
Fortaleza at night | © Lyssuel Calvet/WikiCommons
Georganne Hassell

Brazil is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere. Spend your days in Fortaleza soaking up the sun and city sights, and spend your nights at the best hot spots around, from beachfront bars to music clubs. Discover what the city has to offer for night owls of all tastes.

1. Orbita Bar

Bar, Beer

This popular rock and roll bar is set inside the well-known Dragão do Mar area, and is best loved for its rock hits. If you’re into a more relaxed vibe (think Jack Johnson), fear not – Orbita also has some nights that cater to the surf crowd.

2. Pirata Bar

Bar, Pub Grub

Pirata Bar promises to give you a fun-filled Monday night, complete with dancing pirates, and it definitely delivers. It’s a raucous environment with live music, so come prepared to party, whether for that famous Monday night excitement or on another day of the week.

3. Boozer’s Pub

Bar, Pub

For rock and blues fans, there’s no better place to be than Boozer’s Pub. This Irish-themed bar has a great selection of beer and pub food, and makes for a perfect night out of drinking, dancing and shooting pool.
Rua Carlos Vasconcelos, 834 – Meireles, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 (85) 3261 9829

4. Crocobeach

The best of beach nightlife is found in Praia do Futuro, or Future Beach, at this club complex. Crocobeach is the place you can lounge at pool and beachside during the day and stay for the party at night. They often have live music and DJs and bring the best of a tropical beach vibe to a vibrant nightlife bar.
Crocobeach, Avenida Clóvis Arrais Maia, 3125 – Praia do Futuro, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 (85) 3521 9600

5. Arre Égua


The traditional Brazilian dance and music of forró is found throughout the country, but one of the best places to give it a try is at Fortaleza’s Arre Égua. It’s hard to stay seated with the entire crowd out on the dance floor, showing off their moves in this intriguing dance.
Rua Delmiro Gouvêia, 420 – Varjota, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 (85) 3267 2325

6. Siara Hall


If you’re looking for a different cultural experience than just a DJ and a caipirinha, check out Siara Hall, an event venue in Fortaleza that hosts some of the best music, dance and theater acts that come to town. See everything from a classical ballet to a rock show performance in this modern equipped venue.
Avenida Washington Soares, 3199 – Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 (85) 3278 8400

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