Guinza Blue in Ponta Negra is a part of a bigger venue that also features event spaces and a sushi bar. Best known as a nightly haunt for regular locals, Guinza Blue offers a wide range of drinks, including everything between beers to a great selection of international wines. Showcasing music talent from all over the region, the place is best suited for music-loving individuals, couples and large groups alike.
Ponta Negra is home to a hep nightlife and some great nocturnal hangs. Rastapé Casa de Forró is a fine example of such a place. The trendy place sports a unique facade of straw roof while the interiors are armed with great acoustics. Rastapé features five individual bars where you can find awesome drinks and delectable appetizers. With a fantastic line up of talented artists, there is never a dull moment here. Drop in to sip on great drinks, soak in the awesome ambiance and enjoy the music; that's what Rastapé Casa de Forró is all about!
The in-house watering hole at Lua Cheia Hostel, Taverna Pub is one of the most fascinating theme bars in the city. A medieval-themed bar in a dungeon-like setting, Taverna Pub transports patrons to another century with the help of its decor and various theme nights. Open late, the bar features music by live bands as well as DJs, and is quite a draw even for celebrity visitors to Natal. Guests at the hostel can get in for a discounted price.
A place frequented by music lovers and foodies alike, Jazzy Rocks guarantees a good time. Done up with posters of musical icons through the ages, the bar mostly plays rock music from the '50s to the '70s, but also caters to jazz and blues fans on the weekends. The tomato, basil and mozzarella bruschetta and the stuffed potatoes are two of the menu items worth trying, best washed down with a chilled beer.
Paprika is a great place for beer and good food. Facing the beautiful ocean, this pizzeria is unusual in many ways. Established in 2010, the idea behind this place was to combine good food with good music. And yes, it does fulfill your expectations on both parameters. The menu here mostly has pizzas and other Italian dishes with their specialty being seafood. They have a full bar, so you need not worry if you are a whiskey drinker or vodka lover. There are many alcoholic beverages apart from beer. The outdoor seating of this restaurant ensures that along with great food and music, you also enjoy some picturesque views of the ocean. The sunsets from here are breathtaking.
Whether you want to catch the game, enjoy live music or just meet up with friends, Só Mais Uma Bar is a great spot to pick. Known for its Happy Hour, this bar also features a beer garden. Só Mais Uma Bar's popularity ensures that its gets packed fast; make sure you arrive early enough to grab the best seats.
Berlim Boteco is a cross between a traditional Brazilian boteco and a German beer garden. Located in Petrópolis, this pub is a local favorite. Enjoy drinks and German sausages to the tunes of samba, bossa nova and Brazilian pop playing in the background. The interiors are decorated with photographs, memorabilia and beer mugs from Oktoberfest, while the outdoor garden is a popular choice among patrons.
Located in Petrópolis, 294 Bar & Restaurante is known for its variety of fish and seafood. The restaurant interiors are done up in a comfortable chic style that inspires the relaxed yet classy ambiance of the place. With fantastic options like coconut crab and grilled prawns, 294 also offers a wide range of chilled beers and other drinks. Well-suited for all kinds of big and small groups, 294 Bar & Restaurante makes for a fantastic meal at reasonable prices.
Located in Tirol, Pitanga Bar is a popular nocturnal hangout for those who want to catch a live game or just relax after a hard day of work. The bar also showcases local musical talent regularly. Apart from some excellent drinks, the joint serves up yummy grub that usually comprises of local favorites. Pitanga Bar has a fun, casual vibe with interiors to match and adequate service that makes sure your time here is enjoyable.
The bar Dom Vinicius is dedicated to the Cariocan poet and playwright Vinicius de Moraes. The interiors are adorned with de Moraes's quotes, articles and pictures. Even the waiters sport tee-shirts with famous quotes like “Whisky is a man's best friend” that are attributed to the beloved writer. Serving a wide range of drinks and local favorites like grilled skewered meat, the joint makes for a great hang.
Choperia Petrópolis, located on Rua Seridó serves a great variety of local beer and other drinks. With its wooden tables spread over the sidewalk, it gets a lot of takers during cooler months. The bar also showcases live music programs that are rich in local flavor, and there is also a weekly stand-up act that brings in quite a crowd. Sporting a fun vibe and interiors to match, Choperia Petrópolis makes for a fantastic hangout with friends.
Located in upscale Petrópolis, Seven Pub makes a good choice for a fun night out. Although the drinks are good, it is the live music that is the highlight of this place, with artists like Diego Prada and Léo Ricci, among many others, having performed. Many popular DJs also play at Seven Pub.