Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Groningen

Mr Mofongo

Drinking spaces don't get cooler than Mr Mofongo. Think student-hip cafe with buzzing pavement terrace on the ground floor, and cocktail bar with sensational 'wall' of 56 homemade spirits tapped by a robotic arm, cr…
Top Choice Pub in Conwy

Albion Ale House

Born out of a collaboration between four Welsh craft breweries (Purple Moose, Conwy, Nant and Great Orme), this heritage-listed 1920s boozer is a serious beer-drinker's nirvana. Of the 10 hand pulls, eight are loade…
Top Choice Brown Cafe in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

In ʼt Aepjen

Candles burn even during the day in this 15th-century building – one of two remaining wooden buildings in the city – which has been a tavern since 1519: in the 16th and 17th centuries it served as an inn for sailors…
Top Choice Bar in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Park

If only all multistorey car parks were like this… Take the elevator to the 5th floor, and head up and around to the top, which has been transformed into one of Lisbon's hippest rooftop bars, with sweeping views reac…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Setúbal

Corktale

This hip wine bar is the domain of air-traffic-controller-turned-sommelier Gonçalo Patraquim, who will suss out your palate and introduce you to something brilliant from his meticulously curated inventory of 200 bou…
Top Choice Club in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Lux-Frágil

Lisbon’s ice-cool, must-see club, glammy Lux hosts big-name DJs spinning electro and house. It was started by late Lisbon nightlife impresario Marcel Reis and is part-owned by John Malkovich. Grab a spot on the terr…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Louvre & Les Halles

Bar Hemingway

Black-and-white photos and memorabilia (hunting trophies, old typewriters and framed handwritten letters by the great writer) fill this snug bar inside the Ritz. Head bartender Colin Field mixes monumental cocktails…
Top Choice Pub in Galway City

Tigh Neachtain

Painted a bright cornflower blue, this 19th-century corner pub – known simply as Neáchtain's (nock-tans) or Naughtons – has a wraparound terrace for watching Galway's passing parade, and a timber-lined interior with…
Top Choice Brown Cafe in Jordaan & the West

't Smalle

Dating back to 1786 as a jenever (Dutch gin) distillery and tasting house, and restored during the 1970s with antique porcelain beer pumps and lead-framed windows, locals' favourite 't Smalle is one of Amsterdam's m…
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…