The Alentejo drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Évora

Art Cafe

Set in the cloisters of the old Palácio Barrocal, this bohemian cafe and drinking spot has outdoor tables, hipster wait staff and ambient electronic grooves. The outdoor tables are a fine spot to unwind with a sangr…
Cafe in Portalegre

Pátio da Casa Café Concerto

A bohemian air pervades this hidden glass-roofed patio cafe, with its chunky wooden tables, Moroccan glass lamps and world music soundtrack. Changing artwork adorns the walls, and there’s live music most weekends. A…
Bar in Évora

Horas Incertas

A stained-glass door and a few art-deco fixtures add a bit of class to this low-key lounge in a western corner of the old town. While it’s usually empty during the week, things pick up on weekends, when you can catc…
Wine Bar in Évora


Newly opened Vinoteca offers an excellent array of wines by the glass (from €2), plus cheeses, smoked meats and salads (like rocket, goat’s milk cheese and walnuts) to accompany them. The setting is a little sedate,…
Cafe in Vila Viçosa

Tertúlia Perfeita

Inside the castle walls, and a few steps from the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tertúlia Perfeita has a terrace that makes a fine spot for an afternoon pick-me-up or a cocktail later in the evening. On weeke…
Cocktail Bar in Évora

Kitsch Underground Lounge

Kitsch draws a young friendly crowd to a two-room space on Rua Miguel Bombarda (a street with a few other bars nearby). DJs spin ambient grooves – deep house, electro jazz – while the bobbing crowd sips sweet cockta…
Cafe in Beja


Though the food is nothing to write home about, this lively spot makes a fine destination for an afternoon pick-me-up or evening cocktail, especially if you grab one of the outdoor tables on the peaceful Praça da Re…
Club in Vila Nova De Milfontes

New Villa Kaffé

This subterranean party space draws a young dance-minded crowd who come for late night revelry fueled by DJs spinning a wide range of sounds (house, rock, Afro beat). Illuminated pillars and a big disco ball set the…
Bar in Évora

Bardamoeda Gastropub

Nestle in under the attractive vaulted ceilings of this cool spot and order a great meal at a reasonable price (mains €7 to €10) and a drink, anything from beer on tap to spirits. It sometimes has live acoustic musi…
Bar in Évora

Bar Oficina

Attracting all ages, this tiny, smoky but cosy spot with little wooden tables in a cave-like space attracts a loyal following who enjoy kicking back under the vaulted white ceilings for a beer or three.