Ribatejo drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Tomar

Café Paraíso

More than 100 years old and frozen in time since its renovation in 1946, this old-fashioned, high-ceilinged deco cafe serves as a refuge for anyone in need of a mid-afternoon snack and a shot of caffeine or whisky.
Bar in Santarém

Taberna e Mercearia Sebastião

This 19th-century grocer's shop has had a sympathetic modern refit and now presents a cool, characterful, intimate space. You can eat well here (mains €8 to €16) – best are the specials – and for just a snack, the p…