Alto Alentejo drinking and nightlife

Bar in Vila Viçosa

Craft BBS

Tiny Vila Viçosa is home to a new craft-beer bar, which serves up five or so microbrews on tap from the Alentejo craft-brewer Libata. The friendly bartender will let you sample before committing, and you can order s…
Bar in Évora


Opened in 2018, MolhóBico is the new hotspot in town, with decent cocktails, and frequent live music. The low-ceiling pub-like space packs standing-room only crowds most weekends. With smoking allowed inside, it bec…
Wine Bar in Évora

Enoteca Cartuxa

Around the corner from the Templo Romano, this bright, modern wine bar serves up quality pours from the well-known Cartuxa vineyard. You can pair those wines with a wide range of sharing plates – sauté shrimp, grill…
Bar in Évora

Estrela d'Ouro

This multilevel space has a striking cafe on the lower level decked out with chequered floors and pink walls, while its entrance around the corner leads to a low-lit bar with tall ceilings and vintage paintings on t…
Cafe in Portalegre

Pátio da Casa Café Concerto

A bohemian air pervades this hidden glass-roofed patio cafe, with its chunky wooden tables and world music soundtrack. Changing artwork adorns the walls, and there’s live music most weekends. At other times, it draw…
Bar in Évora

Sociedade Harmonia Eborense

Join the bohemian crowd in the vintage drawing rooms of this cultural space, which hosts occasional concerts, art exhibtions and film screenings. At other times, you can play billiards, or hang out on the spacious t…
Bar in Marvão

Rail Bike Marvão

The folks behind the ingenious Rail Bike Marvão also run a small cafe and bar – a great place to unwind after a day exploring. The opening hours vary by day and season, so call ahead before making the trip out.
Cafe in Marvão

Natural Bar

This charming new spot has a lovely terrace with views over the Alentejo countryside, and serves up fresh juices, cocktails, craft beer and wines by the glass as well as tostas, salads and other snacks. There's live…
Bar in Évora

Bardamoeda Gastropub

Nestle in under the attractive vaulted ceilings of this cool spot and order a great meal at a reasonable price (mains €7 to €10) and a drink, anything from beer on tap to spirits. It sometimes has live acoustic musi…
Bar in Évora

Culpa Tua

Gin lovers from near and far gather over refreshing, goblet-sized gin and tonics at this friendly, easy-going spot north of Praça Giraldo. There's a small terrace in front.