Porto drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in Ribeira

Prova

Diogo, the passionate owner, explains the finer nuances of Portuguese wine at this chic, stone-walled bar, where relaxed jazz plays. Stop by for a two-glass tasting (€5), or sample wines by the glass – including bee…
Top Choice Bar in Aliados & Bolhão

Museu d’Avó

The name translates as 'Grandmother's Museum' and indeed it's a gorgeous rambling attic of a bar, crammed with cabinets, old clocks, azulejos and gramophones, with curios hanging from its rafters. Lanterns and candl…
Top Choice Cafe in Porto

Terraplana

Totally relaxed and boho-cool without trying, Terraplana is the bar of the moment in this neck of Porto. Murals adorn the artsy, stone-walled interior, and there's a pretty patio for summer imbibing. Besides inventi…
Top Choice Coffee in Vila Nova de Gaia

7G Roaster

The baristas really know their stuff at this speciality coffee roasters. In the cool, monochrome, wood-floored space, you can sip a perfectly made espresso or go for brunch (€12), which includes everything from shee…
Top Choice Bar in Aliados & Bolhão

Era uma Vez em Paris

A little flicker of bohemian Parisian flair in the heart of Porto, Era uma Vez em Paris time warps you back to the more decadent 1920s. Its ruby-red walls, retro furnishings and frilly lampshades spin a warm, intima…
Top Choice Bar in Aliados & Bolhão

Aduela

Retro and hip but not self-consciously so, chilled Aduela bathes in the nostalgic orange glow of its glass lights, which illuminate the green walls and mishmash of vintage furnishings. Once a sewing machine warehous…
Wine Bar in Miragaia

Capela Incomum

Tucked down a backstreet off the shopping street Rua de Cedofeita, this 19th-century chapel was reborn as a classy two-storey wine bar in 2016 when owner Francisa Lobão decided to put a shining light on Portugal’s i…
Craft Beer in Aliados & Bolhão

Letraria

Craft beer bars are springing up all over Porto, but Letraria is a standout for its uber-chilled beer garden. Around half of the 20 or so beers on tap are the creations of Portuguese brand Letra, while the remainder…
Wine Bar in Vila Nova de Gaia

360º Terrace Lounge

From its perch atop the Espaço Porto Cruz, this decked terrace affords expansive views over both sides of the Douro and the city, fading into a hazy distance where the river meets the sea. As day softens into dusk, …
Cafe in Aliados & Bolhão

Moustache

Ease into the day gently or wind it out over drinks and mellow beats at this urban-cool cafe with cultural edge. The armchairs are perfect for dawdling over a robust coffee or smoothie and snacks such as filled croi…