Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Nightlife in Belo Horizonte: Nigthclubs, Dance clubs and more
Belo is rumored to have more bars per capita than any other city in Brazil, with supposedly between twelve thousand and fourteen thousand bars spread out throughout the metropolitan area. This nightlife hot spot has a vibrant atmosphere every night of the year, with downtown bars filling up especially on weekends. Bar hopping is a way of life for the local people, who use every occasion as an excuse to relax and socialize at any of the area's watering holes.
This bohemian city offers every type of bar, including pubs, cafes, sports bars, outdoor bars, sidewalk locales, rustic bars, sophisticated and trendy spots, and restaurants. The bar scene springs to life at dusk and carries on until the small hours of the morning.
Comida di Buteco Contest
Visitors looking for vibrant nightlife and an exciting bar scene should make sure to visit during the month of April, when the month-long Comida di Buteco festival takes place. Brazilians and international visitors flock to Belo Horizonte for this event, where over forty bars compete for the reputation of having the best "tira-gosto" (an original bar appetizer made of traditional ingredients).
Various cultural and gastronomical events are held throughout the month at bars all over the city, especially in the Savassi and Lourdes neighborhoods, and the winner is decided by popular vote along with a panel of judges. Comida di Buteco is the perfect opportunity for mingling with locals and other tourists.
Most of Belo's fashionable nightlife is situated throughout Savassi, a downtown neighborhood filled with bars, nightclubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants. Despite its upscale, sophisticated atmosphere, Savassi is known as having options for every size wallet. This area is perfect for drinks and some shopping in the afternoon, followed by a night full of culture and fun once the sun goes down.
This neighborhood offers visitors a more urban scene in the heart of Belo's garment district. Most of the city's popular clubbing spots are situated here, many occupying space in old urban warehouses. Barro Preto is filled with typical mineiro restaurants, nightclubs and bars.
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