This attractive café/bar/restaurant springs a real surprise: head through the back for an interior room beautifully lined with colourful azulejos (ceramic tiles), from where steps lead down to a secret tunnel (allegedly once used to escape from sieges). A great drink spot to mull over the building's history.
17 Praça Dom Afonso III |
289 052 173 |
At the back of Olhão's market, with fantastic views across the water, this fashionable bar has outdoor tables and live jazz at weekends; it also has jamming sessions on a Thursday.
Mercado de Olhao |
289 704 397 |
This small bar in the old town is a popular student haunt with inexpensive drinks.
26 Rua do Rasquinho |
917 605 761 |
Tucked behind Olhão's wonderful market, this is a fine daytime spot for a drink facing the water, but it comes into its own after dark with frequent DJs and live music until late.
Avenida 5 de Outubro |
This is the big-night-out destination for Faro's student crowd, with dance sounds and fun until 6am (though don't expect much action before midnight).
Rua do Prior |