‘Porto is just… Porto is just a certain way of taking refuge in the afternoon, covering myself with silence and trying to bring out some words, with no other purpose than to oppose the insurrection of the eyes to the thick body of these walls.’ Eugénio de Andrade.
There are two main areas in the night movida in Porto: the Center and Ribeira (Ribeirinha area). In the center of the city, you will find a great variety of spaces for nightlife, for every taste: pubs, ‘tapas’ bars, clubs and many other small and medium-sized spaces.
The bars generally close around 02:00 am, but some clubs and discos are open until 06:00 am. Most of these places offer dj sets and live sets.
It’s also in this area that you’ll be able to find some of the most emblematic and older concerts rooms like: Coliseu do Porto; but also the main theaters in the city: Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Carlos Alberto, Teatro Municipal Rivoli, Teatro Sá da Bandeira and Mala Voadora.
Close to the São Bento Train Station, you will find the best rock club in the city, Barracuda Clube de Roque among a new space with a view over the train station, Ferro Bar. If you can walk towards the Ribeira area, at the Douro River margin, you will see Hardclub, one of the main rooms for live concerts in Porto, that has two rooms for concerts, and a regular and diverse offer of live performances.
At Ribeira, you will find several restaurants, pubs and small bars, some of them with karaoke nights. On the eastern area of the city, the underground is lived in the following spaces: Metalpoint, STOP and Woodstock 69 Rock Bar.
Downtown, to going out and listening to some music, we recommend the AduelaTaberna-Bar and Candelabro Café. Near Lello Bookstore, in the Clérigos area, you have Era uma Vez no Porto, O Arca Pub, the Embaixada do Porto , Café Vitória and Tendinha dos Clérigos, these are great options! To listen to electronic music, we suggest Pérola Negra and Passos Manuel.
On the other side of the river, in Cais de Gaia, there’s also a ribeirinha area with lots of bars and restaurants. During the day it’s worth the visit to know the old warehouses of Vinho do Porto, that takes visits and wine tasting.