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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |