Salvador’s nightlife is somewhat of an enigma. Contrary to its fame as a partying place, when the sizzling summer season comes to an end many bars and clubs close early if they don’t shut down altogether. Supposedly, the blame falls to the fickleness of Soteropolitanos. However, there is always something happening in Barra and Rio Vermelho, and the Pelô and Centro offer a few old standbys that never go out of style.
For listings, check out the entertainment sections of the two daily papers, A Tarde and O Correio da Bahia. For English tips, check out www.bahia-online.net/happenings.htm —a great website compiled by an American expat living in Salvador who owns a CD store.
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition