10 Best Things To Do At Night In Porto, Portugal

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Of course, as the second biggest city in Portugal, Porto can virtually offer you all you want. Even if you’re spending time in the city at night, there’s always tons to do. If you want to take to the dance floor, hang out with friends over some wine, or have a date over dinner, there’s a spot in Porto for you. Perhaps you just want to have a quiet time for reflection. Or maybe you want to spend the evening surrounded by lots of people and their energy. No matter the category of what you want to do, Porto has it all. We invite you, therefore, to read further as we explore the best things to do at night in Porto, Portugal.

1. Try the francesinha at Cafe Santiago

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Segunda Feira 12 de Abril. Reabre a esplanada do Café Santiago (Casa Mãe). É o regresso da autêntica Francesinha Santiago® onde tudo começou. Francesinha Santiago® - Autêntico Sabor a Porto

Posted by Café Santiago on Saturday, April 10, 2021

Have you ever tasted the francesinha? Spend an evening to try it out at Café Santiago. The francesinha is a Portuguese sandwich that is made with bread, wet cured ham, roasted meat, fresh sausage, and some other unique ingredients. It is among the best sandwiches in the world. Franceshinha originated from Porto - which means that there’s no better place to try it than at the restaurants in the city. Café Santiago is considered one of the best restaurants in Porto, offering tasty foods and great service. Why not drop by and see for yourself what makes the francesinha a well-loved delicacy?

Cafe Santiago

Address: R. de Passos Manuel 226, 4000-382 Porto, Portugal

Website: Cafe Santiago

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm (closed on Sun)

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2. Be entertained at Porta-Jazz

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Posted by Porta-Jazz on Friday, August 20, 2021

If you enjoy the jazz music genre, one of the ways you can have a great evening in Porto is by hanging out at Porta-Jazz, where you can listen to great jazz music. With the cosy atmosphere at this venue made all the more lively by good music, you will have a taste of heaven while on earth. Porta-Jazz has had over 700 concerts and it is usually held every Saturday at 7pm and 10pm. As a non-profit organisation, Porta-Jazz Association does not collect entry fees for their concerts; donations are welcome. If you want a taste of local and international jazz, going to Porta-Jazz is not a bad idea.

Porta Jazz

Address: R. João das Regras 305, 4000-293 Porto, Portugal

Website: Porta Jazz

Opening hours: Sat: 6:30pm - 11:30pm (closed from Sun - Fri)

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3. Sip some wine at Capela Incomum

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Posted by Capela Incomum on Monday, June 28, 2021

Spend time at this small but amazing wine bar. Capela Incomum is a place to enjoy the food and drinks as well as bask in the ambiance. Through their tasty foods, welcoming staff, and top-tier wine, this wine bar guarantees a great evening. So if you have been wondering about a perfect venue for a date, don’t hesitate to head to Capela Incomum.

Capela Incomum

Address: 79-81, Travessa do Carregal 77, 4050-167 Porto, Portugal

Website: Capela Incomum

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 4pm - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

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4. Dance the night away at Tendinha Dos Clérigos

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If you are the party person type, the best thing you can do at night in Porto is go for some time out at the Tendinha Dos Clerigos nightclub. Situated in the city centre, Tenhinha De Clerigos is a melting pot and hosts different dishes and music, to suit people from all kinds of lifestyles. So, even if you are not from Porto, this nightclub has got you covered.

Tendinha Dos Clérigos

Address: R. Conde de Vizela 80, 4050-639 Porto, Portugal

Website: Tendinha Dos Clérigos

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 12am - 6am (closed from Sun - Tue)

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5. Laugh out loud at Porto Alegre Comedy Club

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Posted by Poa Comedy Club on Sunday, October 25, 2020

Maybe you are just on a quest for a place to laugh out your worries, meet new friends, and also enjoy cool meals. Porto Alegre Comedy Club is designed to give you all of that. While you enjoy open mic presentations and standup comedy shows, you can satisfy your cravings with carefully selected international cuisines. You can choose to have pizzas, snacks and sandwiches, burgers, or even desserts.

Porto Alegre Comedy Club

Address: R. 24 de Outubro, 1454 - Independência, Porto Alegre - RS, 90510-001, Brazil

Website: Porto Alegre Comedy Club

Opening hours: Sat, Tue - Thu: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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6. Relish good food at Zenith-Brunch and Cocktails Bar

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Head to Zenith-Brunch and Cocktails Bar and you’ll surely not be disappointed. Delight in good food - that’s definitely one of the best things you can do for yourself. Zenith-Brunch and Cocktail Bar is a café in Porto with a great touch of wonderful cuisines and a bright and easy ambience. You can enjoy European and contemporary cuisines. They offer healthy and vegetarian-friendly foods too. The loving decorations, designed to match the season, make it a perfect venue to hang out with friends and for celebrations.

Zenith-Brunch and Cocktails Bar

Address: Praça de Carlos Alberto 86, 4050-158 Porto, Portugal

Website: Zenith-Brunch and Cocktails Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri: 10am - 10pm; Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 7pm

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7. Celebrate the good times at Disco 80’s

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The music and lifestyle of the ‘70s and '80s are still wll-loved. If you want to have a relaxing time, reflecting on the past and enjoying the cool, gentle, and sometimes hazy beats of the '80s, Disco 80’s is the place for you. The lights and other features combine to drive you back in time and leave you with the best experience you could ever expect. You can also enjoy amazing drinks!

Disco 80’s

Address: Rua da Restauração 39, 4050-503 Porto, Portugal

Website: Disco 80’s

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11pm - 6am (closed from Sun - Thu)

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8. Sample the dishes of a renowned chef at Almeja

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Posted by Almeja Em Casa on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

There are great restaurants in Porto where you can have enjoy the great European, Portuguese, contemporary, and Mediterranean cuisines. Almeja is among the best in Porto. You can take advantage of their skills in serving you healthy, quality, and tasty foods and enjoy your stay in the country. They have couvert, tosta, maitake, and cebola on their menu. Plus, they are offered at affordable prices.


Address: Rua de Fernandes Tomás 819, 4000-219 Porto, Portugal

Website: Almeja

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 7:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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9. Shop at Via Catarina

Via Catarina (Porto)
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You might not want to hang out in a restaurant or a dance club. Why not do something romantic and also fun like shopping? It can offer you a great time as well. Via Catarina is a shopping mall that is wonderful to explore. Just like many other shopping malls in Europe, you will find all the brand names and familiar shops here. Virtually, you can find is everything you need. So, why not light up your night by going to get yourself something at the Via Catarina shopping mall.

Via Catarina

Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 312 a 350, 4000-443 Porto, Portugal

Website: Via Catarina

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

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10. Have some drinks at Fabrica Nortada

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Why not go have a drink at the Fabrica Nortada brewpub? They promise quality beer, of which you can get a glimpse into the process of making. The best part is that you can combine such beers with delicious food. Vegan dishes are also available, thus allowing you to choose from a wide variety of options. Certainly, you’ll enjoy their burger, fried mushrooms, and other foods on their menu.

Fabrica Nortada

Address: 210, R. de Sá da Bandeira, 4000-427 Porto, Portugal

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

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A night in Porto is worthwhile

Now that you’re at the end of the list, you’ll find that there are many things you can do at night in Porto, Portugal; there shouldn’t be a lonely moment. So, go explore and enjoy these spots, from restaurants, nightclubs, brewpubs, and even shopping malls in Porto.

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