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Commons Studio Bar. Foto: Heder Novaes / Divulgação

The nightlife boils in Rio Vermelho. It’s bohemia in the vein!

The nightlife of the city begins to spread and has more and more nocturnal points. But it is inevitable to associate the neighborhood of Rio Vermelho with nightlife. There are bars, restaurants, and many nightclubs, which makes it even more worthy of the title of “Bohemian Neighborhood” of Salvador.

The “marathon” of bars

The coolest part of Rio Vermelho is that the bars, restaurants and nightclubs are all close to each other, and it’s possible to walk everywhere. Our tip is to start with a dinner not to “falter” in the middle of so much partying. Reserve a table at La Taperia restaurant. The chef of the house will drive you crazy with so many top quality Spanish dishes. The decor and service are different: you feel cozy, as if you had called friends for dinner in your own home. Drinks are also something else. Try the cava sangria, you will not regret it.

Photo: Fábio Marconi

Leaving from there, you have several options. The good ones nowadays are the bars:

At Lebowski Pub, you can start or end your evening. The bar has a huge amount of beer labels, national and international, and also many artisanal ones. The schedule always changes, and the place receives many cool parties, like the Afrikadelic Dance, a hecatomb of black music rhythms.

Photo: Lebowski Pub/ Press Office

Another bar that gives us plenty to talk about is Chupito. In the best style CCC (cool, charming and cheap), it has attracted the clients for serving great quality drink with affordable prices, combined with great attendance, modern decor and service and the best DJs in the city, that go there with pocket shows in a “pass the hat” version. The trendy address is specialized in drinks served in small doses, but also has one of the best negronis in town. If you’re not a big fan of crowded places (which is often), try to go during the week, or even on Sunday.

From there on, there are other good options next to each other. The house that is receiving a supercool and young schedule is the XYZ nightclub. The parties Meninas Veneno (Poison Girls) and Badauê are super trendy. Once in a while DJs Mauro TelefunkSoul and Jerônimo Sodré are there. With their own styles, high level and good taste, it is worth researching about them, and especially going wherever they play. You won’t be able to stand still.

Another house that increasingly receives a busy and relevant schedule is the Commons Studio Bar. The quality of the shows and the technical ability of the acoustics make the perfect place for those who enjoy literally feeling inside the sound box. It has been receiving Àttoxxá band since the beginning. The most popular parties: Back in Bahia – with that frisson atmosphere of old songs, and A Festa das Festas – which, in each edition, unites several awesome town parties in a single night.

Shaking one of Commons’s nights, DJ Telefunksoul. Photo: Heder Novaes / Press Office

If your body can still handle it, it’s good to meet Borracharia. Yes, for many years (until very recently), the address was a daytime Tire-Repair Service (“borracharia” in Portuguese), and nightclub at night. The unusual decor, the eclectic crowd and the atmosphere of “dancing with myself” are fabulous. But beware of resident DJ Roger N Roll, he has the power to break your knees with his mixes of classics with current pop songs! We can already see you making a Tylenol milkshake the next day…


La Taperia
Address: Paciência Street, 251 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador-BA, 41950-010
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Phone: (71) 98716-1077 – It’s best to book before

Lebowski Pub
Address: Paciência Street, 127 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador-BA, 41950-010
Opening hours: Wednesday, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Address: Paciência Street, 263 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador-BA, 41950-010
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Address: João Gomes Street, 249 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador-BA, 41950-640
Opening hours: change according to the parties. Better to follow the official Facebook page.

Commons Studio Bar
Address: Odilon Santos Street, 224 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador-BA, 41940-350
Opening hours: from Thursday to Saturday, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Address: Conselheiro Pedro Luiz Street, 101 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador-BA
Opening hours: from Thursday to Saturday, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Commons Studio Bar. Foto: S_credito / Divulgação

Approximate duration
2 horas - 6horas
R. Odilon Santos, 224 - Rio Vermelho, Salvador - BA, 41940-350

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