Hello, porto

Porto was once the last stop of adventurers on their way across the Atlantic to the New World. The cliché that Lisbon shows off and Porto just works is a well-worn metaphor that fails to do justice to the city's innumerate charms fully. History dwells around every corner, and more than ever, Porto is a place determined to hold on to its own distinct identity.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

Group of friends drinking and toasting beer

Pipa Velha Petisqueira

One of the oldest bars in the city, the Pipa Velha Petisqueira has been open in downtown Porto since 1981. The walls are decorated with old posters and newspapers that count a little bit of Porto’s history, while the music is a blend of alternative rock and indie.

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Wine bar and cafe in Porto, Portugal

Café Candelabro

Cosy and artsy café, wine bar, and bookshop boasting a bohemian vibe, calm music, dim lighting, and outdoor seating. Café Candelabro was built in a former bookshop, and although the space was restored, it still kept some of its original identity, such as the floor with black and white mosaics as well as its tables and chairs. Here, besides buying books, you can also sell used titles, or even take one with you to the table to enjoy it--most of them are about photography and cinema.

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Traditional Portuguese sandwich Francesinha

Lais de Guia

Seaside bar and restaurant, located at Matosinhos beach, featuring a diversified drinks menu, tasty cuisine with Portuguese and international inspirations, good music, and a pleasant and friendly atmosphere.

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Friends dancing at a club

Plano B

Plano B is a quite popular nightclub, and maybe even the most popular in town when it comes to live music and DJ gigs. It also has occasional art exhibitions, and these attract a young audience with aesthetic interest.

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Port wine with Portuguese specialities

O Arco Da Ribeira

Cosy little bar in the Ribeira area offering an excellent selection of port wines as well as a tapas menu in a lovely location overlooking the Douro River and Dom Luís I Bridge.

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Port wine in glasses

Taylor's Port

Since 1962, Taylor's has been dedicated to the production of port wine, which you can't simply leave the city without trying. As you tour the cellars, you will learn all about the history of "vinho do Porto" as well as its production process from a self-guided audio tour. Once you finish the tour, enjoy some wine tasting in an idyllic setting complete with peacocks and roosters.

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