1. Go ‘out drinking’ instead of ‘living the night’.
Please don’t come here and try to drink like you are sprinting to the finish line. It’s about 11pm on a Saturday night, you look around and realize you already drank six canecas and your Portuguese friends seem to be on their third imperial. You may think they’re sissies and you can ingest a lot more alcohol than them, but on the other hand you will probably go home and pass out after leaving the bar around 2am. They will head to the club at 3am, have a few drinks, dance the rest of the night away, head out for a bifana (pork sandwich) or a hot dog at 6am, have a few drinks, watch the sunrise, wait for the bakery to open, eat a cake and drink a bica and either go to an after-hours party (if they live in the city) or have a little rest before meeting you at the beach to play volleyball. We don’t “go out drinking”, nós vivemos a noite (we live the night).