After a day spotting flamingos on the Algarve’s long, sandy beaches or visiting the Medieval Tavira Castle, stop by one of these top bars for some Portuguese petiscos, washed down with an ice-cold beer.
Tavira is best known for its peacefulness, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home after a day at the beach. Ditch the hotel and venture into the town centre, where you’ll find an array of bars serving everything from live sport to artisan cocktails. Here is Culture Trip’s roadmap of the best bars in Tavira.
In a riverfront street, with a privileged view of the Roman Bridge, this unassuming bar is the best place in town for a cup of ginjinha – Portugal’s renowned cherry liqueur – best served in a chocolate cup. We recommend going at sunset or during high tide, and watching the fish leaping in the river on a warm evening.
When you think of live music in Tavira, you think of Piano Bar Dom Paio. Placed at the heart of Ria Formosa Natural Park, this spacious bar draws an eclectic crowd, there to enjoy petiscos and wine while listening to the tunes. If you’re not content with only being in the audience, they also have a karaoke night once a week.
Looking for somewhere to stay? Book into one of the best hotels in Tavira, or widen your search to the best hotels in the Algarve, all bookable on Culture Trip. In the meantime, inspire your Algarve itinerary with the top things to see and do in the region.