Nightlife draws people in for music and dancing. Samba shows, traditional music and dance, carimbó and popular music and dance at boates are popular.
Belem's top 5:
1: AFRICA BAR.
Located 2 blocks north of the tourist office, this mid sized disco, decked out in African theme, will keep almost anyone happy night after night. Until about midnight, people congregate outside, drinking the cheap 50 cent beers and mixers (As opposed to the steep $1.50 inside). The Disco itself consists of to large rooms, or huts. The inner room, which is very nicely air conditioned, plays modern dance music. Techno, hip hop, top 40 and brasillian pop. There are platformed polls and stages for people to dance on and the fake smoke and lazers necer seem to sieze. The other room, about twice as big, accomodates the bars, tables for resting, and a large stage with the typical Bahuian enseble. All the popular carnival hits, sychronized dancing, and ass shaking that defines Brasil are out in full form. Plus its all fresco. Go back and forth between the two room and you'll never get bored.
2: CANAL AREA:
Tons of outdoor bars, live entertainment, and restaurants here. If the national team is playing, this place gets nuts. Get your seats early because the house fills up.
3: BAR DO PARQUE
In the middle of the central park, a stones throw from the teatro de paz, this upperclass bar is filled with students and beautiful people (not too formal) until sunrise. Sit down, order a choppe, and make friends with your neighbors.
4: BILLAR BAR
Packed and happening 7 nights a week, this pool bar spills out onto the street with Belems 20 something population
5: VENTANAS DO AMAZONAS:
A few blocks north of the warehouse district, this cluster of bars overlooks the rolling amazon. Watch the enormous tankers roll in while sipping choppe, fending and fending off various touts.