Hidden gem for nightlife in Canoa Quebrada
Spending two weeks in the laid-back beach town of Canoa Quebrada on the east coast of Brazil, I was introduced to a hidden outdoor 'lounge' called Chez Lele. Weaving through the narrow, sandy alleys behind the town center, my friends and I found a small white house where locals and expats were sitting in a dimly lit courtyard sipping beer, wine and caipirinhas. The draw to Chez Lele is live music on a (nearly) nightly basis, as well as the delicious small plates (like quiche) that are a refreshing change from the Italian food that dominates most restaurants in Canoa. The environment is tranquil and intimate. My friends (Brazilians) and I made it our place to go for an easy night out. You can visit Chez Lele too by asking a local for directions or following the little street signs from the main street in town.