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Top Choice Concert Venue in Boavista

Casa da Música

Grand and minimalist, sophisticated yet populist, Porto's cultural behemoth boasts a shoebox-style concert hall at its heart, meticulously engineered to accommodate everything from jazz duets to Beethoven's Ninth.
Performing Arts in Aliados & Bolhão

Maus Hábitos

Maus Hábitos or 'Bad Habits' is an arty, nicely chilled haunt hosting a culturally ambitious agenda. Changing exhibitions and imaginative installations adorn the walls, while live bands and DJs work the small stage.
Theatre in Aliados & Bolhão

Teatro Nacional São João

The lavish, romantic Teatro Nacional São João was built in the style of Paris' Opéra Garnier. One of Porto’s premier performing-arts organisations, it hosts international dance, theatre and music groups. Set in an o…
Theatre in Aliados & Bolhão

Teatro Municipal Rivoli

This art deco theatre is one of the linchpins of Porto's evolving cultural scene. It traverses the whole spectrum from theatre to music, contemporary circus, cinema, dance and marionette productions.
Live Music in Miragaia

Breyner 85

This creative space in a two-floor townhouse features an eclectic line-up of bands covering rock, jazz and blues, as well as DJ nights, karaoke and pub quizzes. The large grassy terrace is a treat. Concerts start at…
Theatre in Miragaia

TNSJ Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória

Few theatre backdrops are more atmospheric than the Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória, which harbours an offshoot of the Teatro Nacional de São João. See the website for the full line-up, which traverses the cultural…
Jazz in Ribeira

Hot Five Jazz & Blues Club

True to its name, this spot hosts live jazz and blues as well as the occasional acoustic, folk or all-out jam session. It’s a modern but intimate space, with seating at small round tables, both fronting the stage an…
Live Music in Ribeira

Hard Club

Inside the converted Mercado Ferreira Borges, this happening music club with an industrial vibe hosts acts of great variety – from hip hop and house to rock and tango. There's also a restaurant on the gallery level …
Fado in Miragaia

Restaurante O Fado

Porto has no fado tradition of its own, but you can enjoy the Lisbon or Coimbra version of ‘Portugal blues’ into the wee hours at Restaurante O Fado. It's a tad touristy, but the fado is good. Mains will set you bac…
Fado in Vila Nova de Gaia

Fado in Porto

Lisbon and Coimbra may be the spiritual home of fado, Portugal's unique brand of melancholic folk music with guitar accompaniment, but you'll find decent performances over a glass of port or two at the Cálem cellars…