Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Coimbra

Café Santa Cruz

One of Portugal's most atmospheric cafes, where the elderly statesmen meet for their daily cuppas. Santa Cruz is set in a dramatically beautiful high-vaulted former chapel, with stained-glass windows and graceful st…
Top Choice Bar in Coimbra

Galeria Santa Clara

Arty tea room by day and chilled-out bar by night, this terrific place across the Mondego has good art on the walls, a series of sunny rooms and a fine terrace. It's got a great indoor-outdoor vibe and can feel like…
Wine Bar in Viseu

Palato Wine House

In a trendy locale, this comfortably posh spot has a long list of Dão and Douro wines by the bottle, with 30-odd available by the glass at fair prices given the quantity they pour. The interior blends plush fabrics …
Club in Covilhã

Companhia Club

This surprisingly sleek and modern DJ bar and club is one of a cluster of late-night venues popular with students, set in the abandoned-looking mill zone in the north of town. To get there, head along Avenida Frei H…
Bar in Coimbra

Aqui Base Tango

This offbeat house holds one of Coimbra's most enticing bars, a quirky space with extremely original decor and a relaxed, inclusive vibe. Music ranges from jazz to alternative rock and there's always something inter…
Bar in Sortelha

Bar Boas Vindas

Uphill and to the right of the turismo, this cosy little stone house with couches, rustic farm decor, a cat curled up by the fire and a well-stocked bar makes a great place to get cosy in winter, or to kick back on …
Bar in Coimbra

Bar Quebra Costas

This Coimbra classic has a sunny, cobblestoned terrace, an artsy interior, friendly service, chilled-out tunes and the occasional jazz session. It's in the perfect position for sipping a cold beer as you watch peopl…
Club in Figueira da Foz

Discoteca Pessidónio

Still going strong after four decades, Pessidónio can be found in the suburbs east of the municipal campground. Its four distinct dance venues include the Capela Club, whose poolside Sala da Piscina is popular for t…
Bar in Aveiro

Casa de Chá

In the town's most striking art nouveau building, this casual cafe-bar has a fine range of tea and infusions and livens up at night with excellent caipirinhas, Friday night DJs and a perky summer scene.
Bar in Figueira da Foz

Zeitgeist Caffé

Glamorous Zeitgeist features comfy couches and chairs, and windows overlooking the popular strip of bars that lines adjacent Rua Académico Zagalo. There’s regular live music and DJs in a wide range of styles.