Pubs and Bars in Porto
In recent years, downtown Porto has changed completely. Restaurants, bars and clubs for every taste are pretty much everywhere, on every corner, in every street and square. This effervescent movement has turned the heart of the city into the hub of nightlife. Moreover, the historical places are also brimming with life. Regardless of where you are, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself.
Begin your evening at the Piolho café (Piolho is the name given by all locals to Café Âncora D’Ouro), in Praça Parada Leitão. On your left, you have the Church of Carmo and its impressive glazed-tile panel and in front of you, the Rectorate of the University of Porto.
Ever since it was founded, in 1909, Piolho has been the meeting point of university students in Porto. The café walls are covered with messages from former students. Inside, at the weekends, the café is bustling with activity, but most of the time you can find a free table.
Alternatively, you can go to the revamped Largo de Mompilher, a very short walk from Piolho (you can walk to everywhere downtown at night). This is where you will find some bars that have recently joined the 1930s kiosk. At the weekend, dozens of locals and tourists come here to drink sparkling wine, regular wine or the fino – the name used in Porto and in northern Portugal for draft beer.
An Irish type Mythical pub in the city of Porto, located in Foz do Douro in front of the sea, between the Castle of the Cheese and the Castle of Foz. The "Bona", as known by its regular customers, has more than 30 years of History.
One of Porto's best-kept secrets: a nightclub/gallery/bar occupying an entire floor of an apartment block above a garage. There is no sign at street level: take the lift to the fourth floor, ignoring the almost Soviet grimness of the setting, and ring the bell. Porto's trendiest young people drift among the arty 'happenings', installations, and recycled furniture. In other words this is Bohemia Central.
First Oporto Craft Beer Shop. All about Craft Beer. Besides the amazing craft beers there's also a huge selection of other local and non-local bottled beers. And don't forget to take some snacks while switching styles.