There are several night spots on the beach that you can enjoy during summer months. Evening usually start off early with pleasant sunset parties at Solo Aqua, which usually commence at 6:00pm and last until 9:00pm every day of the week. Famous DJ's often get invited to play at this famous go to beach bar.
Afterwards, there are several nearby bars that are open until about 2:00am, just follow the crowd, or ask them where the party is. Most people speak some level of English and are usually very friendly, so you shouldn't have any problem getting directions from them.
Dress Code: People tend to go dressed somewhat nicely to this place, although you may see some random person in shorts and flip-flops, the usual dress code is nicely fitted jeans and button down shorts for the gentlemen and nice dresses for the ladies.
The Avenida Sa Carneiro, or better known to locals and travelers as "Rua da Oura", or simply the "Oura" is one of the two bubbling nightlife spots of the coastal city of Albufeira in the Algarve.
There you will find a street full of the hottest bars of the region. The bars are completely open to all that wish to enter. There is no cover charge for most of the bars, and you can freely go from one bar to another with drinks in your hand, and without the hassle of being carded by bouncers.
During summer months it is one of the most international places you can go for a fun night on the town. People from all over the world visit this famous street.
During peak season the bars close at 4:00am and during off peak season they close at 3:00am. But don't worry, If you still feel like getting your party on after that time, there are a couple of nearby discotheques that are booming after 3:00pm, namely, Kiss and Capitulo IV, which are just a couple of minutes walk from the Oura.
Dress Code: Most bars on the strip do not have dress codes. However, if you decide to go to a discotheque then you probably will not get it if you are wearing sneakers and/r baggy jeans.
WE went up to Barrio Alto on our first night in Lisbon as we were told that was the best place to hear some Fado music.We wandered around a long time trying to choose a place but could not see much difference between them. The prices were much the same and so were the menus. We were solicited by several men trying to entice us into their places.Eventually we chose one mainly on the basis of it being small and quiet ,as we did not want to sit somewhere where there would be large bus groups of tourists.The place was pleasant if a little too empty but started to fill up gradually as the show went on.There were different singers, two different women and one man, accompanied by the traditional Fado instruments. It was very pleasant,and the meal was nice too. Can't tell you if it was a high quality show as I have no clue about Fado but we certainly enjoyed ourselves. The Bairro Alto is a great place to wander around and well worth it.Don't remember what we paid but all the places are much the same.
Dress Code: whatever you like
Head toward Bairro Alto if you're in Lisbon. The party doesn't get started until around midnight, but once it does, it doesn't stop until morning. You'll find plenty of options within a relatively small cluster of blocks, so just stroll around and go into a place that looks interesting to you.
There's a Cuban place called La Bodeguita that was particularly energetic. Check out my Lisbon page for details.
Casino Estoril is located at the seaside resort of Estoril near the town of Cascais. The casino is part of the large leisure and entertainment complex, The casino is said to be the largest casino in Europe! Packages such as dinner and international show can be purchased from the casino complex. Most of the classic table games and plenty of slot machines are available in the casino.
You may also e-mail to the following address regarding dinner and show at the casino:- email@example.com
Dress Code: Decent clothing is required.
Fado show close to the Commerce Palace in Oporto. It starts at 9.30 PM and if there are more than 20 customers the owner , Senhor Almeida, will invite a group of locals to perform pleasant folkloric dances and songs to interrupt the (sometimes) sad fado songs.
Dress Code: informal dressing
I personally thought it was a disappointment. When I went there, they played techno-like music and it was full of "young" people, around the ages 18-24 I´d say. Unless you don't like a wider range of ages and other music I don´t think its worth going down to Cascais in the middle of the night. It is about 40 minutes by train from Lisbon. ~5 mins and 5 Euro from Estoril.
It has a very small karaoke room. A "bar room" and a veery big room for the general dance area.
I really like portuguese people in general but the ones I met there were not very nice, I would recommend going there with alot of friends, else it doesn´t seem like you could tag along with any of the groups there already.
Dress Code: Don't think there was a specific dresscode, people came in very different clothes. Really "nightclubish" and not so much shirt shorts n slippers
This is the best fado show in Portugal, better than Café Luso in Lisbon, because it also incorporates the Coimbra fado modality. The house is a National Monument, an old stoned palace from the XIV century, with an enchanting medieval atmosphere by the river Tegu, in the UNESCO historical part of the town. It is the only fado place in Portugal where the mythical Amalia Rodrigues played, and also Dulce Pontes.
Price for two drinks plus show is about 20 euros. Dinner with show is about 35 euros. Ask for the tripas (intestines), the local Oporto dish since the times of Enrique the Navigator, for which the Oporto inhabitants are known as tripeiros.
Dress Code: You can dress as you like.
The place is between Belem and Bairo Alto.. not sure what's it is called exactly.
It's a street on the edge of the river lined with pubs, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. The vibe is fun and welcoming. As we were passing by we heard a Bob Marley cover from inside an Irish Pub and decided to make it our destination for the night. A classic rock cover band inside was fun, beers were great.
Dress Code: casual to clubby
When darkness falls in Albuferia, everyone heads to the main strip in town, you cant miss it. It has all the bars, nightclubs, and an ongoing "happy hour" with signs outside saying things like happy hour 10pm to 8am. Its a wonderful place to stop at a cafe during the day and have a cool beer (I love super bock green, its a nice beer with a bit of lemon in it) at night the place comes alive. Just walking up and down the stip you can really get into it.
Dress Code: Very casual
While in Lisbon, It is definitely worth hitting up Bario Alto. The atmosphere is alive and vibrant in the evening, with many people hanging out in bars and restaurants, and shopping in the unique, eclectic shops which line the streets. Many different types of restuarants can be found in Bario Alto, including many excellent ethnic choices. Music can be heard while stolling down the streets from the various nightclubs. Fado can also be found in this district. We didn't chance going to see Fado as we were told than many places are tourist traps, and it is best to go where the locals go, otherwise you many have a hefty bill and a mediocre experience by the end of the evening.
Dress Code: Casual atire
Don't be also fooled by my words, as Lisbon is smaller than Capitals like Paris or London, so you can find some times empty streets!
but a capital is capital and it is rare anyway to make such a picture as this one here LOL
No one is here to take a picture of me in the night, well then I'll do it myself LOL
after walking and watching and discovering, I think I need a break and to have dinner before I go back to the Hotel to sleep!
Restaurants in general are opened to a very late hour in Lisbon, which is good!
In the squares you can always have a different view of the beautiful statues or fountains at night as the colors at night and the way the place is lighten are different, which is very nice to compare!
The rythym of the night was living in Lisbon streets, cars and people everywhere, despite the fact that tims was getting close to midnight, you can always see those cars and people moving in the streets!
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