Estremadura drinking and nightlife

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, snacks; …
Bar in Nazaré

Casa O Santo

An immensely enjoyable cervejaria (beer house) serving beer, wine and tasty seafood snacks (appetisers from €5) – especially recommended are the garlicky steamed ameijoas (clams). Grab a table on the pavement, or ea…
Pub in Peniche


This smoky but atmospheric pub is chock-a-block with old bikes, fishing paraphernalia and photos of Peniche from a bygone era. It pulls in the surfing and local crowds after anything from a toastie to a beer or cock…
Bar in Peniche

Java House

This popular place has an atmospheric exposed-rock interior and terrace. It deals in everything from early-morning coffees to sandwiches and crêpes. The lights dim later in the evening, and DJs strut their stuff.
Bar in Ericeira


Popular among the twenty- to thirty-somethings, this post-surf bar spills out onto the street. There's live music every Wednesday and in summer from 10pm a DJ sets the mood.
Bar in Foz do Arelho


In the village, this characterful, spacious jazz bar has tasty mixed drinks and a pleasant terrace. It may not be the liveliest bar in town, but it's the best.
Club in Leiria


Party into the wee hours at this club in the heart of town. Tuesday and Thursday are student nights, while the big club night is Saturday.
Club in Ericeira


One of Portugal’s oldest discos, catering to night owls of all ages, with a mix of pop, dance, oldies and dance-floor standards.
Bar in Ericeira


This laid-back little spot specialises in jazz, blues and soul. They are known for mixing a decent cocktail.
Bar in Ericeira

Sunset Bamboo

This casual place is almost summed up by its name. It offers a relaxed beach-town vibe and is a perfect spot for an afternoon drink, whether a fruit juice or a cocktail. There's a light menu of sandwiches and snacks…