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Salvador Nightlife, Brazil

Also known as Brazil's capital of Happiness, Salvador is the capital of the North-Eastern state of Bahia in Brazil. It is the third most populated city in Brazil. Salvador is known for its easygoing outdoor and nightlife, and its colorful street carnivals. Salvador has a sparkling nightlife, geared both to tourist and non tourist crowds. The beach side nightlife deserves special mentioning.

In this article we gather together information about the various options available in Salvador to make a memorable night out.

There are quite a number of nightclubs in Salvador. Pelourinho, or the old city, has a large number of clubs and bars. An equal number of clubs and bars can be found in the Rio Vermelho area. There are also some great clubs at the beaches.

The most popular nightclub is Lotus. It is a bit high priced club and attracts mostly the upper class locals. Rock in Rio Cafe is another great nightclub in Salvador. This club is known for its pagode band. Dolce, another famous club, attracts older crowds. Fashion Club is another place where you can enter at a lower price. Zauber Multicultura is an interesting place to enjoy the combination of music and visual arts. Off Clube is a gay and lesbian club.

Casa de Mae is a warm little place where you will find homemade Brazilian dishes along with good music, complemented with a view of the seaside. Aeroclube is comparatively big, with something for everyone. They have a bowling alley, a cinema and a bar too. At Ad Dida, you can listen to an all female musical troupe. Cassa da Bossa is another small club maintaining high quality.

One should not miss visiting Pelourinho on Tuesday nights, when some of the best groups play live music in the square. Samba, Reggae, Salsa, Rock, Axe- you will find something catering to your wish. If you are lucky, you may also get to see the spectacular cultural show Ballet Folclorico da Bahia with dancers, capoeira and candomble. Capoeira is an art form blending dance, games and martial arts. Candomble is an Afro-Brazilian religion involving dancing, drumming and animal sacrifice.

Some bars worth mentioning are the Bar de Ponta, Beco dos Artistas, Bohemia Music Bar, Largo de Santana, and Chuleta. The Sankofa African Bar e Restaurante serves African dishes and plays African, Brazilian and world music.

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