If you're hitting the big waves and great surf of the Algarve's west coast, drop into Micro Bar, a hip café-bar in Carrapateira. There's a range of healthy snacks and meals and some great cocktails, with seats out on the little main square.
7 Largo do Com |
A cosy lounge bar sat atop a cliff top, with great views down to the town beach below. The innovative cocktails are blended using local ingredients: try the Algarvian Daiquiri, made with almond liqueur, lime and honey.
2 Praca Miguel Bombarda |
289 513 089 |
Tapas e Lendas
Portuguese tapas (or petiscos) might not be as well known as its Spanish cousins, but this attractive bar is a great place to try it. There's an upstairs terrace, outside seats and nibbles such as salted cod rissoles, sausage and goats cheese with honey to have with a selection of wines and beers.
18 Rua Dr Manuel Ariaga, Olhão |
289 706 429 |
In a lovely spot overlooking the water behind Olhão's market, this laid-back bar has frequent live music, usually Latin or jazz on Saturdays.
Mercado de Olhao |
289 704 397 |
This small bar is the focus of Tavira's nightlife, open until 2am and with a long menu of shots and cocktails. There are tables outside facing the main square for a cooling breath of night air.
8 Praça da República |
915 087 048 |
This intimate split-level bar squeezes in a fair proportion of Faro's students for its regular live music spots, which vary in quality but are always fun and lively.
24 Rua do Prior |
931 194 314 |