São Vicente drinking and nightlife

Wine Bar in Mindelo


Gallery space downstairs and a chilled wine bar upstairs, with lots of contemporary artwork, dark ambient lighting and cool music. A good place for a low-key night out, over wine and tapas-style snacks. It has live …
Bar in Mindelo

Bistro Flutuante

You'll need to get your sea legs before venturing out onto this breezy floating (sometimes bobbing) dock in the marina. You'll find a few salty expats and out-of-towners enjoying the sea air and peaceful views – plu…
Bar in Mindelo

Jazzy Bird

Known to locals as Vou, after the friendly owner, this cool little basement bar plastered with old jazz posters attracts an older crowd. Big-name local musicians play jazz late on Friday nights.
Club in Mindelo


Just around the corner from Praça Amilcar Cabral, under Porto Grande Hotel, Syrius is the city's perennially fashionable but often empty disco.
Cafe in Mindelo

Café Lisboa

For daytime coffee or an evening beer, try the tiny and adorable Café Lisboa.