The best place to go for some music and fun after dark in São Luis in the Reviver area in centro histórico. Close to a dozen bars, cafes, and restaurants offer music in the evening, most of it live. Most nights of the week, something's happening -- with music usually starting around 8pm and ending around 1am. Thursday through Saturday it really hops, and the music continues past 3am. The Roots Bar, Rua da Palma 85 (tel. 098/3221-7580), and Bar do Porto on Rua Trapiche 49 (tel. 098/3221-3749), both offer reggae. Both charge a nominal cover of about R$5.

Outside of downtown, the Lagoa da Jansen has a number of more mellow music venues, often doubling as restaurants. Kitaro Lagoa, Av. Mario Meireles s/n (tel. 098/3268-6528), has live music -- usually MPB -- every night starting around 9pm. Farther along the lakeshore, Por Acaso, Av. Mario Meireles s/n (tel. 098/3233-5837), is a great casual chopperia offering live music daily at 8pm.

The Observatório, Rua da Estrela 370, Beco da Prensa (tel. 098/3222-5151; Fri-Sat 11pm-6am), is one of the oldest gay and lesbian clubs in São Luis and is a great place to dance the night away downtown.

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