Ribeira nightlife, Porto
Around the square, several bars and restaurants can be found. The interesting thing on these bars are that they're cheaper than any others in the city. Also the people that fill them by night are mostly students.
The relaxed atmosphere is contagious.
In Ribeira several bars and restaurants can be found... the curious thing is that most of them have a funny name. As an example this picture was taken in a bar called Uma velha tinha um gato, which means "An old Lady had a cat"...
A restaurant called Chez Lapin is also a must... and there's an alive rabbit there which reminded me of the Monty Python's movie "The quest for the Holy Graal"!!!
Dress Code: Totally relaxed
Ribeira is the area to go if you want to spend a fun evening. There are lots of bars, pubs and discos in that area. Some of these places are pretty small, so it may get crowded. Bear in mind that for the Portuguese, a 'night out' only begins around 11 p.m. and often ends when the sun comes up. So don't be too surprised if you go to a bar earlier in the evening and there isn't too many people there.
Dress Code: Some discos prefer that you dress somewhat 'sharp', but most places don't have any special dress requirements.
What during the day is a nice familiar neighboorhoud becomes a student night spot with loads of small outdoor bars and pubs.
In the last few years it's popularity has been reducing due to the new places that came up in town. But it still is a good choice for one to have a good evening.
Dress Code: Informal, no need to dress up.
Ribeira neighbourhood is a good choice for going out at night. There are options for every taste, so i won't name bars because it won't be hard to find one. Porto has good nightlife, so enjoy your time there.
Great bar on 2 floors, the upstairs is very cosy with a fantastic stone archway. Huge selection of beers and whiskies from around the world. Mixed portuguese and international crowd. Live music sometimes
Dress Code: Whatever
lovely bar,very bad pint of guinness.my wife and myself visited last saturday at 20.30.we were charged 8 euros for a pint and a glass.we could not finish our drink and the bar staff did not offer anything in return for what was the worst pint of guinness we ever had.we are both in our sixties and know when guinness is not drinkable.on the far side of the river near point were cable car reaches pier,there is a bar call irish and co.the guinness was excellent here and was only 6.50 eros for pint and a glass.it is sad ryans,could not even offer anything in return for what should have being a nice night out
This is where everybody gathers at night, and we personally met people to go out and do things. Be careful of those Portugues women!
Dress Code: casual
There are many nice bars in Ribeira Square.
It is just there the favourite point of the town inhabitants.
I think we drank the bar dry. A great husband and wife team behind the bar. ask her about her beret
Dress Code: Anything goes
There is a number of cafes right by the river, where one can admire the views of the city and the bridges at night, eat, drink, and watch the world go by...