The Best Live Music Venues In Brasilia

Ricarda Reininger

Brasília, the capital city of Brazil and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers activities for everyone, no matter if its cultural performances, architectonic peculiarities or culinary specialities. But Brasília, like much of Brazil, is also a city of great music. Here’s a look at the best live music venues in the city.

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1. UK Music Hall

UK Music Hall

Weekly organized concerts

The history of UK Music Hall goes back to the early years of the 1990s. From Thursday to Saturday they organize concerts by excellent musicians playing every music genre you can imagine. Guests will find there a music program including everything from rock to soul and pop, and have the possibility to enjoy delicious drinks such as classical cocktails, like caipirinhas and caipiroskas, imported beer and much more. Hungry people can also choose one of tasty meals. Definitely, this is the place to be and experience an unforgettable night.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Thu-Sat 8pm-2am

Watch out for: the monthly music program

UK Music Hall, SCLS 411, Bloco B, Asa Sul, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3257 1993

Festa Criolina at Calaf © Cultura de Red/FlickrFesta Criolina at Calaf © Cultura de Red/Flickr

2. Calaf


Bar, restaurant and discotheque

Calaf is a mixture of a restaurant, bar and discotheque. Since the year 1990, they have spoiled their guests with a varied and truly entertaining events program. For lunch or dinner they serve Spanish specialities, and every week they organize very good club nights. But Calaf also offers space for concerts by excellent musicians, both popular and unknown ones. Surely, everybody will find there the perfect program for an evening.

Price: budget

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12am-2am, Sat 12am-11pm

Watch out for: Samba Night

Calaf, SBS, Quadra 02, Bloco Q, Asa Sul, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3322 9581

Brasília Panorama © Leandro Neumann Ciuffo/FlickrBrasília Panorama © Leandro Neumann Ciuffo/Flickr

3. Balaio Café

Balaio Café

A place of culture

This is a place of culture. Balaio Café is all in one café, bar and restaurant and a place for regular cultural events. Guests take advantage of the variety of their program, as they organize everything from film showings and art exhibitions, to theatrical performances and music concerts. Balaio Café is the ideal venue for meeting with friends or new people, broadening your music horizons, and having a good time. Doubtless, this is a very special place, which should not be missed.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-2am

Watch out for: dancing evenings

Balaio Café, CLN 201, Bloco B, Loja 19/31, Asa Norte, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3327 0732

Clube do Choro de Brasilia © Casa de América/FlickrClube do Choro de Brasilia © Casa de América/Flickr

4. Clube do Choro

Clube do Choro

A venue that focuses on Brazilian instrumental music

Clube de Choro already has a long history, and is a very important place for Brazilian music. They focus on Brazilian instrumental music, and every day there is a music event. From famous musicians to unknown talents, guests will find everything to enrich their evening. Absolutely, it is worth visiting, and sometimes you should just come by and surprise yourself by listening to one of the unknown, but excellent, musicians.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Wed-Sat 9pm-11.30pm

Watch out for: the varied program of Brazilian music

Clube de Choro, Setor de Divulgação Cultural, Bloco G, Eixo Monumental, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 3224 0599

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5. Genaro Jazz Burger Café

Genaro Jazz Burger Café

Jazz music in a homely atmosphere

If you are looking for the perfect hamburger, accompanied by a delicious cocktail, and like to listen to gorgeous jazz music, this is the place to be. Genaro Jazz Burger Café is a cosy place with an intimate atmosphere, and has a very special interior which creates the unique ambience. Besides the wonderful music evenings, guests can enjoy delicious cocktails and tasty dishes such as hamburgers and tapas. If you want to have a relaxed but special evening listening to jazz, come and see for yourself.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Tue-Wed 5pm-12am, Thu-Sat 5pm-1am

Watch out for: hamburgers and jazz

Genaro Jazz Burger Café, CLN 114, Bloco A, Loja 60, Brasília – DF, Brazil, +55 61 9632 5839

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