A true medieval drinking den (it's an underground 'cave') with dripping wax and stone walls. A fun bar on this street and as a place for a post-meal snifter. They serve their own 'toupeiro' (a fruit and wine mix).
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; …
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…
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…
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.
Set inside a marvellously tiled 19th-century pharmacy directly opposite the cathedral, this Irish-style bar features a mellow vibe, darts and a vast universe of drinks.
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.
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.
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.
One of Portugal’s oldest discos, catering to night owls of all ages, with a mix of pop, dance, oldies and dance-floor standards.