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By Time Out Porto edi­tors

Time Out (Sydney) - - TRAVEL -

In Por­tu­gal’s sec­ond city just for a week­end? Here are our sug­ges­tions for a great stay.


6pm Bon­a­parte Down­town Dump your bags at the ho­tel and head to one of Porto’s best down­town bars. There’s another just like it in Foz and this one has the same at­mos­phere: low lights, an­tique fur­ni­ture and great cock­tails to get your evening started in style. ÒPraça Guil­herme Gomes Fer­nan­des, 40, Porto. +351 22 096 2852. Sun-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri, Sat 5pm-3am.

8pm Puro 4050 Fancy some cheese? Puro 4050 is Porto’s first moz­zarella bar. It was opened in 2016 by one of the most im­por­tant chefs in town, Luís Américo. It’s so good that Time Out awarded it five oozy, stringy stars. ÒLargo de São Domin­gos, 84, Porto. +351 22 201 1852. www.puro4050.com. Mon 7.30pm-11pm; Tue-Sat 12.30-3pm & 7.30-11pm.

Mid­night The Royal Cock­tail Club Now you’re full of cheese, so you should re­lax with a drink – you don’t want to overdo it. We sug­gest Ga­le­ria de Paris’s new­est bar, ded­i­cated to imag­i­na­tive cock­tails cre­ated by a sin­gle ace mixol­o­gist. ÒRua da Fábrica, 105, Porto. Sun-Thu 7pm-2am; Fri, Sat 7pm-4pm.


9.30am Padaria Ribeiro Bak­ing has been a spe­cial­ity here for 140 years. There’s ev­ery kind of bread, patis­serie, Vi­en­nois­erie, bis­cuits and Por­tuguese del­i­ca­cies. ÒPraça Guil­herme Gomes Fer­nan­des, 21/27, Porto. +351 22 200 5067. www.padari­aribeiro.com. Mon-Sat 7am-8pm.

10.30am Rua de Miguel Bom­barda Start your walk in the most artis­tic part of the city. Find your favourite new artist or gallery, street art, de­sign stores and cool bou­tiques. Rua de Miguel Bom­barda, Porto.

Noon Brick Cléri­gos Brick Cléri­gos, lo­cated next to the mon­u­ment of the same name, is one of the city’s pret­ti­est (and health­i­est) restau­rants.

Rua Campo Már­tires da Pá­tria, 103, Cléri­gos, Porto. +351 22 323 4735. Tue-Thu noon-4pm & 7.30-11pm; Fri noon4pm & 7.30pm-mid­night; Sat 2-4pm & 7.30pm-mid­night.

1.30pm Cléri­gos Tower One of the main mon­u­ments in Porto, Cléri­gos Tower has some of the best panoramic views too. Be ad­vised, it’s a wheezy 240 steps to the top. Rua de São Filipe Nery, Porto. +351 22 014 5489. www.torre­doscle­ri­gos. pt. Daily 9am-7pm.

3.30pm Fer­reira Cel­lars Cross the river to Gaia and check out a Port wine cel­lar. Caves Fer­reira is one of the old­est in the city. Avenida Ramos Pinto, 70, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto. +351 22 374 6106. eng. so­grapev­in­hos.com/vis­i­tas/cave/6. Daily 10am-12.30pm & 2-6pm.

5.30pm Le­traria Craft Beer Gar­den After your his­tory les­son you can re­lax. This beer gar­den pours one of the first ar­ti­sanal brands ever in the coun­try. Cheers! Rua da Ale­gria, 101, Porto. +351 22 323 5186. www.cerve­jale­tra.pt. Mon, Wed, Thu 5pm-mid­night; Fri, Sat 5pm-2am; Sun 4-11pm.

9pm Casa Nanda Have din­ner as if you were at your (imag­i­nary Por­tuguese) grand­mother’s. Casa Nanda has been dish­ing up the fish, rice and pota­toes for 35 years. Rua da Ale­gria, 394, Porto. +351 22 537 0575. www.face­book.com/restau­ran­te­casananda. Tue-Sat noon-3pm & 7-10pm; Sun noon-3pm.

11.30pm Bop Porto’s nightlife starts late. So be­fore you get go­ing, have a cof­fee or a beer at one of the coolest bars in town. Bop Café is known for its qual­ity tuneage and has a huge shelf of records. Rua da Firmeza, 575, Bol­hão, Porto. +351 22 200 1732. www. bop.pt. Mon-Fri 11-1am; Sat, Sun 10-1am.

2am Plano B Plano B is a Porto nightlife in­sti­tu­tion. The decor is In­staswank (there’s even a statue and a foun­tain on the ground floor). In the stage room, the mu­sic is com­mer­cial; in the cube room, it’s more elec­tronic. Rua Cân­dido dos Reis, 30, Porto. planob­porto.com. Wed-Sat 10pm-6am.


11am Mercearia do Miguel After your wild night, get a healthy brekky. Here there’s gra­nola, toast, fruit and the calm­ing Douro river in the back­ground. Rua do Pas­seio Ale­gre, 130, Porto. +351 22 011 6889. www.mer­ceari­adomiguel.com. Wed-Sun 9.30am-6.30pm.

12.30pm Ser­ralves Hit up the mu­seum and the sur­round­ing gar­dens for some great tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions and 18 hectares of tran­quil green space. Fun­dação de Ser­ralves, Rua Dom João de Cas­tro, 210, Porto. +351 22 615 6500. www.ser­ralves.pt/en/. Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat, Sun 10am-8pm.

2pm Cafeína Cafeína has been in busi­ness for 20 years and has a ter­rific rep­u­ta­tion for the qual­ity of its food. There are fa­mous Por­tuguese dishes on the menu and the space is beau­ti­ful. Rua do Padrão, 100, Porto. +351 22 610 8059. www.cafeina.pt. Sun-Thu 12.30-6pm & 7.30pm-mid­night; Fri, Sat 12.30-6pm & 7.30pm-1am.

4pm Avenida do Brasil Enough laz­ing around! Take a restora­tive con­sti­tu­tional on Foz’s main av­enue by the river­side. Avoid the kids rollerblad­ing like ma­ni­acs and the Sun­day jog­gers. Soak in the view, then have a pad­dle. Avenida do Brasil, Porto.

6pm Eléc­trico Número 1 Get the hell out of Foz on the tram. Buy a ticket di­rectly from the driver and en­joy the sit-down and the views all the way to Ribeira. www.stcp.pt/pt/vi­a­jar/.

9pm Adega São Ni­co­lau Adega São Ni­co­lau has clas­sic Por­tuguese dishes like oc­to­pus fil­lets with oc­to­pus rice or galo à bor­dalesa (rooster Bordeaux style). Rua de São Ni­co­lau, 1, Porto. +351 22 200 8232. Mon-Sat noon-3pm & 7-11pm.


Bri­tish Air­ways (www.ba.com) flies daily to Porto via Lon­don on mod­ern Boe­ing 777-300ER air­craft.

Cléri­gos Tower

The Royal Cock­tail Club

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