Florianópolis is famous as being a major party destination, with an amazing nightlife, and a cheaper alternative to Rio de Janeiro. There are a lot of great bars and clubs in the city, so use this guide to find the best places to have a great night in Florianópolis.
Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Tribute Stevie Ray Vaughan | Image courtesy of General Lee
The philosophy of General Lee is very simple, music, beer and having a good time. This is the perfect combination for them and their guests. They are inspired by the movie The Dukes of Hazzard by Jay Chandrasekhar and the TV series of the same name from the 1970s. They offer, among other types, artisan beer from a local brewery, and every day is a live music day, no matter if there are big stars, young bands or local musicians on stage. Come and have a unique night.
Blues Velvet Bar is located in a two-storey house in the city center of Florianópolis. They offer a big cultural program, including art exhibitions and live gigs from jazz, blues, rock and indie bands. The bar has club evenings with excellent DJs. This place offers the perfect combination of listening to music, having a relaxed beer or cocktail with friends, and dancing all night long. Come and see for yourself.
Box 32 opened in 1984, and is located directly in the Public Market of Florianópolis. Guests can select between a menu in seven languages. They have everything from cocktails, to spirits, to different types of beer and tasty dishes. Also, they produce their own foods and drinks, like rum, pepper sauces in different variations, and sparkling wine.
This bar was the first wine bar in Florianópolis and specializes in serving wines from different regions of France. La Cave Bar unites the concept of wine bar and modern gastronomy, and therefore they have delicious meals prepared with a combination of local and imported products. Guests will find a modern and comfortable environment with a stylish and welcoming atmosphere. Rua Altamiro Guimarães 260, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, +55 48 3037-2828
Canto Do Noel
Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Beer, $$$
Florianópolos at night | Giuliano Maiolini/Flickr
Founded in 1957 and the main reference point for live samba dancing. Canto do Noel is located in the center of the city, and is a charming corner pub. The walls of the interior are full of pictures of famous people, who invite you to stay for a while. They organise regular activities, and every Saturday the street will be blocked to show the best live samba performances. This is a real Brazilian dancing experience.
Bar do Boni has the whole package. It is situated on the Conceição Lake and is just a few minutes by car from the Mole Beach in the east of the island. It is a beach bar with tasty drinks and meals, a wonderful sunset and really good music. Sometimes, there are concerts by local musicians. Come and have a good time at Bar do Boni, enjoy the water and sun, lying on the beach, having fun during the happy hour and listening to the music.
Books and Beers is a very charming place situated in the harbor of the Conceição Lake and is the perfect place for enjoying the sunset in the evenings. They offer a huge range of local beers and beers from the whole country. Guests can order delicious meals and sink into one of the several books left around. Their menu-card, which is in the shape of a book, is amazing. Come and take advantage of this special atmosphere while drinking an excellent beer. Rua Senador Ivo D’Aquino 103, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, +55 48 3206-6664
Bar, Pub, Nightclub, Brazilian, Pub Grub
The Roof is located in the Majestic Palace Hotel and has been open since October 2013. This bar offers a very high standard of drinks in a very comfortable living room atmosphere on the top floor of the hotel. Guests can enjoy an impressive view over Florianópolis with background music, and have a relax. But, it is also the place to be, if you want to see or be seen in the city. Do not miss this unique possibility and pass by this bar.
The Black Swan Pub | Image courtesy of the Black Swan Pub
The Black Swan Pub is a pub in a typical English style, and offers a cultural programme for their guests. Monday is, for example, the day of jazz music, whilst on Tuesday they have a quiz night, and also live gigs of other music genres or sports broadcasts of national and international sports events will take place. They serve Irish beers as well as a local ones, and various wines. The kitchen prepares tasty snacks, and on Saturdays the traditional Feijoada will be offered, which should absolutely be tasted.
Container Bar was founded in 2012 and is located just a few steps far from the UFSC university, and only consists of a container and covered seating accommodation. It is a busy place frequented by students, and has different theme evenings, like sports broadcasts of football. But, guests can be active too and play billiards, or just have a tasty beer or cocktail, or shots and appetizing snacks like hamburgers. Definitely, this is the right place for having a good time with friends.