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Bars & Dance Clubs

The Estação das Docas features live music on Thursday through Sunday nights starting at 8pm. Belém's other nightlife area centers on the Avenida Visconde de Sousa Franco (usually known as Docas Bd.) and the surrounding small streets (notably the Av. Almirante Wandenkolk) located north of downtown. There are many clubs, bars, and discos in this area, close enough together that it's easy to stroll from one to the next. The better ones include the Roxy Bar, Av. Senador Lemos 231 (tel. 091/3224-4514), and the popular Ventura, Rua Boaventura da Silva 727 (corner of Av. Wandenkolk; tel. 091/3224-1053).

One of the best places for live music is Boêmio Cervejaria, Av. Visconde de Souza Franco 555 (tel. 092/3224-0075), on the corner of Avenida Senador Lemos in the Reduto neighborhood. Bands play MPB on Thursdays, rock on Fridays, and samba on weekends. R$5 cover.

If you're looking to hear local live music, try A Pororoca, Av. Senador Lemos 3316 (tel. 091/3233-7631; www.apororoca.com.br). This traditional showplace has room for a 6,000 guests, and leans heavily toward brega, but also plays forró, MPB, and very occasionally samba. Cover is around R$10 and hours are Thursday to Saturday 10pm to 4am and Sunday 7pm to midnight.

Note that the outdoor Bar do Parque, located in the shadow of the Theatro da Paz, is exclusively patronized by prostitutes and their customers.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.