Things to Know Before Partying in Brazil

People enjoy electronic music at the nightclub "Yatch Clube" in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 16 June, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GUIMARAES        (Photo credit should read DANIEL GUIMARAES/AFP/Getty Images)

People enjoy electronic music at the nightclub “Yatch Clube” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 16 June, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GUIMARAES (Photo credit should read DANIEL GUIMARAES/AFP/Getty Images)

When the mass media shows Brazil as one of the hottest party destinations in the entire world, it is not wrong. Every year thousands of people pour in from every corner of the world to party like it’s the end of the world. The country has some of the most insanely amazing nightclubs, and the Brazil Parade held every year during the month of February is a thing of legends.
Now that the 2016 Olympics are going to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is getting more attention and more tourists than ever. If this does not make you want to pack your bags and book thee next flight to Brazil, then at least do it for the parties. But before you do, we have a list of some of the things that you should know.

 

  • Know your liquor: Know, Brazil has a whole bunch of local liquors and almost every club or bar serves it. Depending on your taste, you can either love it or hate it, but be warned, some of them can be extremely powerful. Therefore, take someone with you who knows the local liquors, and don’t be afraid to ask. For instance, cachaça is mandatory, a batida is basically a drink made with local tropical fruits, capeta is extremely sweet and powerful.

 

  • Parties are late night: Forget getting home early. Most Brazil nightclubs start their parties not before 11:40 in the night, ad some of them can even go on till the wee hours of the next morning. If you are going to drink, then you should have a friend with you, who is in charge of getting you to your hotel safely.

 

  • Choose the nightclubs wisely: Research a little on some of the nightclubs before you actually go to them. While most of the popular and hottest nightclubs have their own websites, you may accidentally bump into some local hidden gem that will give the popular ones a run for their money. But most importantly, choose a nightclub which is at the heart of the city. Try to stay away from the ones, which are situated near any favelas since they tend to have a higher rate of crime than other parts in the country.

 

  • The music:
    Brazil, as a county, is synonymous with good music. If you are going to some high-end club, expect some jazz, some electro, techno as well as pop music. Most of these clubs also hire a bunch of local DJ s as well as bands, so be ready to hear a lot of samba music. Samba is the essential staple music of Brazil, there is simply no escaping it.

 

  • Know the local food stores: A hangover in unavoidable if you want to get stone drunk. However, what is unwelcome is the splitting headache the day after. In order to avoid that, look up some nice street food stores near your hotel. Trust us on this, there is no better cure for a hangover!

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