The Best Bars in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

The outdoor seating at Bar do Marcao
The outdoor seating at Bar do Marcao | © Bar do Marcao
Sarah Brown

Porto de Galinhas is a small beachside town known for its crystal clear water, natural rock pools teeming with marine life, and miles of snowy-white sand. Despite its sleepy appearance and well-preserved natural environment, Porto de Galinhas has a number of lively bars which provide a casual and fun night out. Here are the best bars in Porto de Galinhas.

1. Giroskka-Bar

Bar, Brazilian

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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Located in the center of Porto de Galinhas and right in front of one of the region’s best beaches, Giroskka-Bar’s ideal location makes it popular with both locals and tourists. The outdoor decking is filled with guests drinking cold beers or excellent caipirinhas while taking in the view of the beach. The bar gets animated later on at night when the live band or DJ plays different genres of music, especially regional styles.

2. Restaurante Barcaxeira

Restaurant, Bar, Brazilian

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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Although it positions itself as a restaurant, the atmosphere is so pleasant and casual that it makes a great place for a few drinks; and if you end up getting enticed by the food there, you are in for a treat. Its location in front of the beach of natural pools provides wonderful views and there is live music every night to keep guests entertained. The friendly service and welcoming ambient make it an ideal choice for families.

3. Brisa Pub

Bar, Brazilian

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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Brisa Pub is one of the most animated bars in Porto de Galinhas with two floors that can get crowded as the night goes on. The live music alternates between forró, Brazilian funk, and Brazilian pop music, and gets most people – especially the locals that know most of the songs – to the dance floor. A mix of a pleasant setting, good service, and reasonably-priced drinks set the scene for a memorable and fun night.

4. Bar Do Marcao

Bar, Brazilian

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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This beachside bar has everything you need to relax and enjoy the moment in a tropical paradise: friendly staff, cold drinks, good food, and live music that helps build the holiday mood. Located near to one of Porto de Galinhas’ best surfing spot, it’s a popular hangout for surfers who stop by in the afternoon for a cold beer or a smooth caipirinha and attracts a varied crowd of locals and tourists. There are indoor seating options but the best place is the tables and chairs on the beach in front of the bar.

5. Porto Gallo Restaurante & Bar

Bar, Brazilian, Seafood

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach, Porto Gallo Restaurante & Bar is an ideal place for a casual dinner setting and a few quiet drinks. The restaurant’s menu highlights include mixed grilled meats, various fresh seafood dishes, and regional specialties, making it a great choice to try classic Brazilian and Pernambuco cuisine. The laid-back venue has live music most days with classic Brazilian genres from the region.

6. Bar da Praia Pontal do Cupe

Bar, Brazilian

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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Bar da Praia Pontal do Cupe is right in front of one of Porto de Galinhas’ best beaches and attends to their guests while they relax and sunbathe on the beach. Either bring your own beach towel to lie down on or rent deck chairs and a beach umbrella from the bar. The menu includes freshly-cooked seafood, classic Brazilian cuisine, and a wide selection of drinks including cold beers and caipirinhas. The prices are slightly higher than other venues but the ideal location and attentive service is factored into the price.

7. La Tratoria

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Brazilian

bars in Porto de Galinhas
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For a night of wining and dining, head to La Tratoria right next to Porto de Galinhas’ beach. The restaurant serves a selection of homemade Italian and Brazilian dishes, perfect for a romantic date night. Alternatively, the extensive wine menu makes it ideal for a quiet wine night with nibbles. Thanks to its high standards of food, attentive service, and cozy atmosphere, it’s one of the most popular restaurants in the Porto de Galinhas and it’s advisable to arrive early to get a seat.

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