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Top Choice Portuguese in Lagos

A Forja

Like an Italian trattoria, this buzzing adega tipica pulls in the crowds – locals, tourists and expats – for its hearty, top-quality traditional food served in a bustling environment at great prices. Plates of the d…
Top Choice Bar in Lagos

Bon Vivant

This long-standing central bar is far classier than some of the nearby options, takes some care over its mainly R&B music and makes an effort to keep patrons entertained. Spread across several levels with variou…
Portuguese in Lagos

Adega da Marina

This barn-like place is a bit like a Portuguese grandmother: she hasn’t changed her hairstyle in a while, but she still dishes out generous portions of reliable (and economical) grilled chicken and seafood favourite…
Cafe in Lagos

Bora Café

Tiny Bora is the ideal place for your healthy fruit and veggie fix in the shape of soups, salads, sandwiches and delicious batidos (fruit milkshakes – try the mango flavour). The place is so small it simply has to s…
Bar in Lagos

Amuras Bar

One of half a dozen restaurant-bars overlooking the marina, this one attracts a slightly more staid crowd that comes for fruity cocktails and live music most nights. It's a nice spot for a sundowner.
Performing Arts in Lagos

Centro Cultural

This is Lagos’ main venue for performances and contemporary-art exhibitions. It's always worth dropping by to see what's on.
Bar in Lagos

Eddie’s Bar

A good-natured and buzzing local beer stop, this busy dark-wood bar gathers plenty of surfers and backpackers, who spill out onto the street-side tables.
Club in Lagos

Grand Café

This classy place has three bars and lots of gold leaf, kitsch, red velvet and cherubs, over which are draped dressed-up local and foreign hipsters. Given its central location, it's a popular spot to end up.
Bar in Lagos

Stevie Ray’s Blues Jazz Bar

This intimate two-level candlelit joint is the best live-music bar in town, attracting a smart-casual older crowd. At weekends it has live blues, jazz and oldies. Admission is free, but a €5 minimum consumption is a…
Bar in Lagos

Taberna de Lagos

Boasting a stylish space and brooding electronic music in a historic central building, this airy and atmospheric bar and restaurant attracts a somewhat savvier bar-goer than the typical Lagos drinking den (higher co…