The Best Bars with Live Music in Fortaleza

Live music bars in Fortaleza © Unsplash / Pexels
Live music bars in Fortaleza © Unsplash / Pexels
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29 April 2017

Fortaleza is a bustling city with plenty of live music spots to discover, from sandy beachfront bars to rustic country bars. Discover some of the best live music bars throughout the city with Culture Trip’s quick guide.


One of Praia do Futuro’s most popular beach bars is actually a spacious complex with plenty of seating and hammocks to enjoy. The swaying palm trees and verdant grounds offer a perfect respite from the heat, but you’ll want to stick around for the live music in the evening. Crocobeach offers a variety of musical acts as well as live comedy shows.

Crocobeach, Av. Clóvis Arrais Maia, 3125 – Praia do Futuro, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 85 3521 9600

Chama aquele seu amigo que tem folga na segunda-feira e vem curtir um pôr do sol aqui. 😉

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Pirata Bar

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Mondays become an unforgettable party at Pirata Bar, where the bar promises the “Craziest Monday in the World.” The live music here usually packs the house to start off your week in a festive mood. You can also head to Pirata Bar on Fridays for a forró dance, which is the intimate, cheek-to-cheek dance popular in Brazil.

Boteco Praia

For the always-welcome combination of sun, sand, waves, drinks and music, go to Praia de Iracema and stop in at Boteco Praia. This charming beach bar has plenty of Brazilian snacks to enjoy and cold drinks to sip on while you listen to their nightly live music. The gorgeous ocean views make the experience even more relaxing.

Boteco Praia, Av. Beira Mar, 1680 – Meireles, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 85 3248 4773

Pra quem curte um Rock Acústico, hoje tem Pj Rock Band às 21 horas. Hoje é dia de ROCK, bebê! 🤘 @pjrockband

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Arre Égua

For some live music you won’t be able to stay seated for, head to Arre Égua and experience some classic Brazilian forró music and dance. Tuesdays are their best night thanks to a lively crowd that keeps the music, drinks and dancing flowing. It’s country-style décor and relaxed environment make it the perfect place to let loose.

Arre Égua, R. Delmiro Gouvêia, 420 – Varjota, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 85 3267 2325

O coração do sertão bate aqui #ArreÉgua #Fortaleza #Ceará #Sertão #Forró #Nordeste

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O Chopp Bixiga

Wednesday nights don’t have to be boring. Make your way to O Chopp Bixiga for a mid-week party in the Dragão do Mar area. It’s a simple place with plastic chairs and tables, but the beer is cold and the crowd is friendly. Expect to see some guitar strumming from acoustic to rock.

O Chopp Bixiga, R. Dragão do Mar, 108 – Centro, Fortaleza, Brazil

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