Opening hours: Tue – Sat 4 pm – 4 am
Watch out for: dance to jazz and soul music
The industrial Santos of the past has disappeared, with warehouses converted into trendy bars, breathing new life into this Lisbon district. Every weekend Santos is invaded by youngsters who dance to hip-hop and jazz until dawn. Here is our guide to the top 10 bar venues to visit in Santos.
Featuring a concept borrowed from the Hollywood film of the same name, as well as New York bar practices, Coyote Ugly was created by Luis Heath and Manuela Lopes, who have combined a bar with live performance venue. Coyote Ugly can be both an ideal dinner location, with their juicy and savory Argentinian steak speciality presented in front of your eyes by talented Portuguese chef, or it can be a place to sip on cocktail and enjoy a special performance of six coyote girls, who appear on the counter singing and dancing throughout the night. For such hot stages, gin would be the best drink, because it will cool you down.
Opening hours: Thu and Sun 10pm-2am; Fri-Sat 11pm-4am
Watch out for: coyote girls performances
Rua Cintura do Porto a Santos (Armazém 1), Santos, Lisbon, +351 932 311 381
Located in Docas on the riverfront, Café Da Ponte is definitely one of the most popular cafés in Santos. It offers stunning views of Lisbon’s marina and the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge, and has over two dozen classic and contemporary variations of cocktails to keep you company. Café Da Ponte specialises in seafood, which is affordable and prepared using top quality raw fish from local producers.
Opening hours: 12pm-4am daily
Watch out for: seafood signature dishes
Docas de Santo Amaro, Armazém 15, Lisbon, +351 213 957 669
By Valeria Nikonova