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.
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.
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.
A good place for those looking to gorge on home-made food, Bar e Restaurante do Zé is famous for its Baião-de-dois, a delicious Northeastern Brazilian favorite made from rice and beans. On Saturdays, diners can sit in the garden and soak up the sun, perhaps with a chilled beer in hand. Bar e Restaurante do Zé is open from 11a onwards, Monday to Saturday.
Located in Petrópolis, the Shock Bar offers a fantastic line up of beers, cocktails and other drinks. A thriving singles hangout, the bar is abuzz with relaxed, young individuals. With great Happy Hour deals, some delicious snacks to go along with the chilled beverages, a fun, casual atmosphere and helpful service, it isn't shocking to know that Shock Bar is a local favorite.
Established by local resident William Thomas, Bar do Thomas has been around for more than a decade. With a tradition of serving delicious bites and drinks at affordable prices, the bar is a regular hang for the nearby university students. Also available for private parties and events, the management caters to a wide range of requirements. The place also conducts a pre-Carnival event to kick of the festivities.
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.