Doris bar is a laid back little bar/cafe located by the harbour in the marina.
The place has a bit of a bohemian student vibe and has a good selection of books you can read while you are at the cafe.
They also have free wifi which attracts a lot of students to the place.
It´s not a loud bar, but more a place you come to relax with a coffee while you check your emails or enjoy the harbour view.
Doris bar has both indoor and outdoor seating and the service is always very friendly there.
Whenever i am in Ponta Delgada this is mostly the place i go for my coffee.
This is a cheap and comfortable place where you can meet friends and chat with them while you are listening to the music and watching movies.
Exhibitions are usually performed at this bar.
Dress Code: No special dress required!
I was pleasantly surprised when António brought me to Galeria Arco 8. Located away from the usual tourist paths, in the old building in Santa Clara, you would not expect to find such a place there. This is where the local subculture meet, bring the new ideas and exhibit their pieces of art. Unfortunately the gallery was closed during my visit which I really regretted. But from what I could see I've got a very good impression.
There is a bar attached to the gallery, a big screen for video presentations and comfortable sofas. Around the bar are a few tables and chairs. The music and lighting created a pleasant and comfortable feel to the place.
They offer a good selection of cocktails and other drinks, and I thought a good piña colada would be just perfect to complete the nice evening.
We spent an evening at Portas do Mar, the new cruise ship terminal and marina that was opened in 2008. Along the promenade are a number of restaurants, bars and cafés, and many have live music in the evenings, especially on the weekends, when more people come. In summer months the rather expansive space is being used for outdoor performances, concerts and festivals.
Looking for a nice place to have a drink, we came across Baía dos Anjos (Angel's Bay). An alluring name for the bar, and it was quite lively compared to others, so we decided to stay there. We sat outside, listening to some good music coming from inside. The atmosphere was relaxed and we enjoyed our drinks, orange juice for António (he was the driver!) and a glass of local wine for me.
From the beginning, the whole idea of the bar was to promote the Azores, not only geographically, but also culture and art. Monthly they change themes of the bar with sub-themes of the events that are happening (for example, celebration of a local festival as a theme and sub-theme introduction to traditional food, drink and products typical for the feast). They also have music events with DJ or live concert.
The bar is open every day from 10am until 4am.