The Best Bars in Albufeira, Portugal

Albufiera full moon photo by Andrew Tijou Heading off to Portugal is a great way to spend your holidays and the Algarve has long been popular as a destination for Brits. Albufeira in particular attracts lots of holidaymakers each year. But what can you expect in terms of nightlife when you head off to the location? Here is a guide to some of the best bars in the Algarve.

Le Club

Situated right next to the Santa Eulalia Beach, Le Club takes up residence in the building that was once the Locomia discotheque. After a complete renovation, it is now one of the hippest places to be in the whole of Albufeira.

As well as offering space for 60 diners, Le Club also has the capacity for 600 people to be dancing all at the same time. This means that all of your evening’s needs are taken care of in this one spot.

What is more, you can also enjoy a relaxing lounge area and outside terrace overlooking the beach from the clifftop. Inside the decor is inspired by this seaside location, while retaining a sense of modern style.

Le Club is open to the public on Friday and Saturday nights all year long, but this is extended to every night during the summer months when live DJs are in residence. Visitors dining at the venue will find a large selection of international food on offer and competitively priced set menus. An extensive wine list also means that finding something to wash it all down with will not be a problem.

Diamonds Bar

If you are keen to keep up-to-date on all the latest happenings in sport while on your holiday then this is the place for you. Located at Praia da Oura just off Alburfeira’s famous strip, this bar shows everything from rugby union to Premier League football matches on four giant screens.

For those who prefer to sing than cheer on their favourite team, Diamonds Bar also does a roaring trade with its karaoke. The establishment boasts a choice of more than 10,000 tracks available with all your favourites on offer.

Wild & Co

To say that Wild & Co is a bar is to severely undersell its appeal, as this venue right on the Oura Strip is an entertainment space of grand proportions. As well as a live band, ever-changing DJs and dancing from 1pm, it features a packed calendar of professional performances.

Wild & Co is also a great place to go if you are sick of drinking the same old lager. It has a wide selection of beers on offer and the staff will readily mix you one of their house cocktails. That should certainly get the party started.

Arte Bar

Offering a change of pace is Arte Bar, down by the marina. Whether you want a little bit of respite from the wild nights out or just a little bit of calm, then this is the place for you. That is not to say that it is boring.

With its outside terrace and barbecues on a Sunday, Arte Bar is a great place to pass a few hours. It also plays host to live music, but the acts tend to be single musicians or groups indulging in jam sessions.

Then there are the art exhibitions, books to peruse and free Wi-Fi. If you are looking  for a relaxing time and a bit of culture – this is where to go.


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