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The ten best bars in Porto
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The ten best bars in Porto

There’s nothing more therapeutic than a night out drinking with friends – so whether it’s port wine or craft beer that’s your tipple of choice, all Portuenses and visitors alike should know where to find the best bars in Porto. Here we’ve selected our top ten places to drink in the city, so you can start the evening on the right foot or linger over drinks all night long. Because if you’ve spent a hard day admiring the views over the Douro and ticking off all the great things to do in Porto, then you definitely deserve a drink. Drank somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDrinkList. You can also find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews bars.

The best cheap restaurants in Porto
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The best cheap restaurants in Porto

Porto’s got no shortage of fancy expensive places to eat (plus plenty of tourist-bait dining). But we reckon these are the city’s top eateries that combine great food and low prices. Your wallet will be eternally grateful

The best late-night restaurants in Porto
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The best late-night restaurants in Porto

There are plenty of places in Porto where you can sit down to eat after 11pm, but if you want to avoid drink-focused party venues, these are our choices. And if you’re looking for a whole night of fun after lining your stomach, check out our Porto nightlife guide.

The best romantic restaurants in Porto
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The best romantic restaurants in Porto

Porto’s already a super-romantic city, full of intimate parks, swoonsome art and chic bars. But if you’re looking for somewhere to take a date, celebrate an anniversary or even pop the question, these are its most romantic restaurants

The best ‘petiscos’ restaurants in Porto
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The best ‘petiscos’ restaurants in Porto

Petiscos are small plates, originally served between meals, often to accompany a drink. They’ve recently become a trend in Lisbon restaurants. They can be cold, such as mixed olives and cheese, or hot like calamares (fried squid). Porto’s version often includes dishes like octopus salad, chickpeas and codfish, fried garlic shrimp or typical Portuguese sausages like alheira, morcela or chouriço. These are the best restaurants for petiscos in Porto or, as we like to put it, food for sharing.

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The nine best cachorrinhos you absolutely need to try in Porto
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The nine best cachorrinhos you absolutely need to try in Porto

Everyone knows the classic dishes of Invicta, but there is a famous one that rivals with the mythical francesinha. Those who never tried a cachorrinho made in this city, have no idea what they are missing. It is the ideal snack to accompany an afternoon with friends and a cold beer, for example, while you take a break from discovering the best of Porto. It comes in thin crusty bread, is stuffed with fresh sausage (sometimes alheira), and brushed with a spicy sauce. Here is a list of the best cachorrinhos in Porto. Try them out: we promise you will not regret it. Recommended: The best francesinhas in Porto

The 13 best francesinhas in Porto
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The 13 best francesinhas in Porto

Portuguese francesinhas deserve all the honors possible. This typical Invicta dish, created in the 50's, conquers both hearts and bellies every day, and even the tourists can't seem to resist it. Scattered throughout the city, so you will be sure to cross paths with a few as you discover Porto, there are examples of francesinhas for all tastes and even less traditional variations, such as vegetarian or chicken instead of red meat. Always ready for a good meal, we took on the arduous task of discovering the best francesinhas in Porto. And if you've had enough francesinhas, be sure to try their cousin, the cachorrinhos. Here's the top places you can find them.

Best seafood restaurants in Porto
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Best seafood restaurants in Porto

Porto has seafood for all tastes: from grilled, roasted and served in bready açordas (bread soup) or with pasta, steamed, seared or even raw. You can find it all at these restaurants – the top eateries in Porto where you can sample the best of the ocean’s bounty.

Best places for brunch in Porto
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Best places for brunch in Porto

Porto does traditional food really well, but it’s not afraid to embrace the new. We also excel in the art of making eggs, pancakes, toasties and coffee drinks. Get up late, have eggs and whatnot – plus a cheeky mimosa – at one of the city’s best brunch places.

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Five cocktails you have to try in Porto
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Five cocktails you have to try in Porto

Porto’s bars really make an effort when it comes to the art of mixology. You can be sure of extensive lists of classic and signature cocktails, served with flair and originality. These are our five favourites

Porto’s best restaurants for wine lovers
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Porto’s best restaurants for wine lovers

Whether you’re into pinot noir, chardonnay or fruity rosés, you won’t have trouble finding good bottles at affordable prices in Porto. For wine lovers and experts, Porto has plenty of restaurants with excellent food and enviable cellars. Here are the best.

Trendy bars in Porto
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Trendy bars in Porto

We can all agree: there’s nothing more therapeutic than a good night out drinking with friends, right? It’s always worth knowing where the cool places are, what the trendy drinks are, or where you can sit down and watch a game.

The ten best bars in Porto
Bars and pubs

The ten best bars in Porto

There’s nothing more therapeutic than a night out drinking with friends – so whether it’s port wine or craft beer that’s your tipple of choice, all Portuenses and visitors alike should know where to find the best bars in Porto. Here we’ve selected our top ten places to drink in the city, so you can start the evening on the right foot or linger over drinks all night long. Because if you’ve spent a hard day admiring the views over the Douro and ticking off all the great things to do in Porto, then you definitely deserve a drink. Drank somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDrinkList. You can also find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews bars.