Beira Litoral drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Coimbra

Galeria Santa Clara

Arty tea room by day and chilled-out bar by night, this is a terrific place to hang out. Inside, it's all mismatched vintage furniture, books and chandeliers, while out back the garden terrace boasts lovely views ba…
Cafe in Coimbra

Café Santa Cruz

Coimbra's historic showpiece cafe is set in a beautiful high-vaulted former chapel, with stained-glass windows and graceful stone arches. Outside, a terrace grants lovely views over Praça 8 de Maio. Don't miss the c…
Bar in Aveiro

Casa de Chá

With its elegant walled courtyard and classy location in Aveiro's landmark art nouveau building, this cafe absolutely looks the part. Stop by for tea and a snack during the day or come late for cocktails and caipiri…
Craft Beer in Aveiro

Má Ideia

With books to browse, art on the walls and a laid-back cafe vibe, this is the place for craft beer in Aveiro. Choose from the selection of international guest beers, lovingly curated by the knowledgeable English-spe…
Cafe in Figueira da Foz

A Pharmácia

If coffee and cake sounds good, hotfoot it to this lovely relaxed cafe. Tea addicts can choose from a decent selection of infusions, while caffeine aficionados will not be disappointed by the excellent espresso-base…
Bar in Coimbra

Aqui Base Tango

This offbeat house is one of Coimbra's most enticing hangouts, a quirky space with original decor and a relaxed, inclusive vibe. Music ranges from jazz to alternative rock, and there's always something going on. Gay…
Bar in Coimbra

Bar Quebra Costas

This Coimbra classic has a sunny, cobbled terrace, an artsy interior, friendly service, and a chilled-out jazzy soundtrack. It's perfectly placed for people-watching over an ice-cold beer after a day pounding the st…
Bar in Figueira da Foz

Zeitgeist Caffé

With its lava lamps, subdued red lighting and retro '70s look, Zeitgeist is one of several popular hangouts in the bar-heavy area around Rua Académico Zagalo. There’s regular live music and DJs in a wide range of st…
Club in Figueira da Foz

Nb Club

Figueira's best-known nightclub, housed in the town's ex-casino, draws an energetic, party-loving crowd. DJs keep the tempo high on the dancefloors, spinning everything from funk to hip-hop, house and drum 'n' bass
Club in Coimbra

Noites Longas

This alternative club plays mainly rock and metal, loudly and into the early hours. It's not subtle – think standing room only and sweaty dancing – but it's a reliable local favourite. Gay-friendly.