Estremadura & Ribatejo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Leiria

Atlas Hostel

Leiria's coolest hostel somehow harvested the city's hankering for a culturally minded space for forward-thinking international hipsters, yielded its common areas to a cavalcade of artists, musicians, alterna-hipste…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Peniche

Base

Connoisseurs of the cocktail will want to burrow themselves into the palette lounges at this in-the-know bar tucked away inside a residential complex – it's easily Peniche's best for creative mixology. Pair a sunset…
Bar in Fátima

I Love Beer

Oddly placed in a very quiet village on Cova da Iria's doorstep, this beer bar just tinkers on the edge of being the kind of place you walked in and all the locals turn and stare at you. Almost. Thankfully, it's fri…
Cafe in Óbidos

Esplanada Santa Maria

In the shadow of Santa Maria church and a couple of 500-year-old Japanese maple trees, this cash only, open-air esplanade offers some of Óbidos' most atmospheric tipple tables. No fancy mixology here – just cold Est…
Bar in Óbidos

Troca-Tintos

A fado shawl and guitar on the wall sets the precedent for what's to come in this intimate space, a former chapel: a warm, friendly wine bar serving up a good selection of Portuguese wines, petiscos (tapas; €4.50 to…
Cafe in Tomar

Café Paraíso

More than 100 years old and frozen in time since its renovation in 1946, this old-fashioned, high-ceilinged, cash-only deco cafe serves as a refuge for anyone in need of a mid-afternoon snack (from €2.50) and a shot…
Pub in Óbidos

Belgituda

With over 70 types of Belgian beer by the bottle, this bar just outside the walls is the place in Óbidos for those who set the beer bar higher than Sagres and Super Bock. But the quirky Belgian owner is threatening …
Supermarket in Peniche

Super Lagíde

Don't ask us how an otherwise unremarkable supermarket (fine for quick provisions) became the happy hour of choice among the surf crowd but its patio is packed every night from 5pm to 7pm for two-for-one 200ml beers…
Bar in Santarém

Ponto G

A friendly, bearded beer lover runs Santarém's refuge from commercial lagers, which features eight or so German and Belgian beers on draught along with another 150 in bottles, including a rotating menu of 30 or so P…
Cocktail Bar in Alcobaça

Estremadura Café

A surprisingly sleek (for Alcobaça!) cocktail bar and cafe right off the corner of the main square under the lip of the monastery's northwest corner. Cool music (think Interpol, not fado) soundtracks an impressive l…