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
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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.
Pirata Bar, Rua dos Tabajaras, 325 – Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza, Brazil, +55 85 4011 6161
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
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