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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Porto Nightlife

Aniki Bóbó

Boogie the night away with Porto’s boho crowd inside this swanky three-level club in a narrow Ribiera alley.

Rua da Fonte Taurina 38, 011-351-22-606-3665
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | open late | nightclub | dj | electronica


International star DJs and homegrown turntable talent spin house, techno and electro at this seaside club; weekends only.

Av. Brasil 843, 011-351-22-617-6806, www.industriaporto.com
Tags: nightlife | dancing | open late | nightclub | dj | alternative

Maus Hábitos

This alternative hangout on the fourth floor of an Art Deco garage hosts live DJ sets, concerts, exhibits, and tango nights; an on-site vegetarian restaurant serves tasty bites during the day.

R. Passos Manuel 178, 011-351-22-208-7268, www.maushabitos.com
Tags: nightlife | dancing | open late | nightclub | dj | alternative

Praia da Luz

In vogue bar-restaurant for late-night drinks by the crashing waves of the Atlantic; grab a seat on the outdoor deck or in the swish indoor space.

Praia da Luz, www.praiadaluz.pt
Tags: nightlife | trendy | bar | bar menu

Solar do Vinho do Porto

Sample hundreds of port varieties at this tasting bar in the elegant lounge or on the charming terrace of the 18th-century Quinta da Macieirinha.

Rua de Entre Quintas 220, 011-351-22-609-4749
Tags: nightlife | wine


The garden of this restored townhouse is a hip and happening spot on summer nights, with DJs playing anything from disco to lounge tunes; the interior bar is cool, too (and the restaurant serves passable light fare).

Avenida da Boavista 911, 011-351-22-609-8968, www.triplex.com.pt
Tags: nightlife | bar | bar menu | dj | electronica

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