Búzios has a busy nightlife with shows, nightclubs, parties, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. By the way, Búzios is something else. The main strip is Rua das Pedras, a friendly and eclectic street, where running into famous people and hearing foreign languages is commonplace. This is where you actually realize the amount of foreigners that visit the city.
Rua das Pedras and the Bardot Beachfront, are the main spots for the bars and restaurants: this is where it all happens.
The street is a little over 400 meters long, but it is charm laden from end to end. If it weren't for this street, Búzios just wouldn't be the same. Restaurants serve all kinds of food covering all gastronomic cultures. Friendly bars with live shows - some facing the ocean - invite you to sit and appreciate the ever-popular sport of people-watching. Art galleries, stores with national and foreign brands, many pretty and sun-tanned people all year long make up the whole scene.
At Rua das Pedras, every 20 steps brings you a new surprise. If you want to just sit, have a drink and enjoy the beautiful people roaming around, we can suggest two good places: Ponto Bar and the small Captains Bar. They serve a good variety of drinks and offer a front row view of all the action in the street. The traditional Zapata is a great action-filled Mexican spot, usually packed to the rafters on weekends.
Privilege Nightclub: During holidays, the party goes all night long, guaranteed.
Further down the road, is the Anexo's Bar. This place caters to a different style, with lounge style "relaxed chairs" facing the ocean. Order the house draft beer or drinks and well-made caipirinhas made with a variety of fruits. To dance, don't miss Privilege nightclub: During holidays, the party goes all night long, guaranteed. Nextdoor, the Massaroca Pizza Drink, serves draft beer and pizzas, facing the Bardot Beachfront.t.
It is important to notice that from December through March, and during holidays, Búzios has it's very own time zone. All the times in Búzios shift, and everything starts some 3 hours later than back home. As such, nightclubs only open and parties only start after 1 am. By the way, don't even try going to Rua das Pedras before noon as barely anything is open. Most of the stores also work this local time zone and only open after 2 pm.
If lives shows are your idea of fun, Pátio Havana always has jazz, blues and popular Brazilian music shows on their repertoire. The environment, decorated by Sig Bergamim, is marvelous. Visit their cellar and check out the great wine selection, then go into their cigar parlor and select from a large assortment of cigars, or have a private dinner at the bistro. There are 5 different environments. The cozy Café do Cinema is another nice place to listen to good music, and there is always a quality show on the menu.
The traditional Chez Michou serves crepes that have been a success for over fifteen years, and the place is packed with sun-tanned people. The loud music, the relaxed environment and a lot of partying are what this place is all about.