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Get to know the best urban terraces in Porto, ideal for a sunset party or to simply grab a beer after walking in the city.

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The best urban terraces in Porto are:

Miradouro Ignez

Rua da Restauração, 252 | Porto

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Miradouro Ignez  was a recent discovery but it already won my heart. Let’s see: a fa-bu-lous view, an amazing location (behind the Crystal Palace gardens), hamburgers made in pão do Caco (a typical bread from Madeira island) and refreshing drinks perfect for a lazy afternoon. It is definitely one of the best urban terraces in Porto!

How to get there: the subway station São Bento is a 15 minutes walking distance.

BASE

Passeio dos Clérigos | Porto
Fotos retiradas da página de facebook do BASE.

© BASE

BASE is the versatility in the form of both terrace and garden. Next to the terrace itself there are long tables ideal for larger groups, but during these hot Summer days we are tempted to just look for a puff and enjoy the warmth while indulging ourselves with a fresh drink from BASE. No wonder tourists always consider BASE as one of the best urban terraces in Porto 🙂

How to get there: the subway station São Bento is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Livraria da Baixa

Rua das Carmelitas, 15 | Porto
Foto retirada da página de facebook da Livraria da Baixa.

© Livraria da Baixa

If we only paid attention to the terrace of Livraria da Baixa we would miss the story of an ancient library, called Fernando Machado, that opened in 1922. We can still feel it in every decor detail of Livraria da Baixa, and all the love & care that the owner, Rui Guerra, placed in the renovation of the space.

But today let us focus just on the urban terrace, which has a great view of Lello bookshop, the so-called Harry Potter bookstore.

How to get there: the subway station São Bento is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Aduela Taberna Bar

Rua das Oliveiras, 36 | Porto

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Aduela is a cafe/bar full of character, built in an old warehouse of sewing machines. In between the main arteries of the nightlife district, this top urban terrace in Porto could easily be ignored; but a good wine list coupled with real Portuguese snacks (that tapas thing is Spanish, my friend!), ensure that this will never happen 🙂

How to get there: the subway station Aliados is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Moustache Coffee House

Praça Carlos Alberto, 104 | Porto

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Another excellent urban terrace in Porto, where you can find not only a wonderful 100% Arabica coffee taken by professional baristas, but also a wide selection of sweet temptations. It has a small outdoor terrace, ideal for these days of intense heat but also for Winter days in Porto, as it has heat on the outside (and some cute blankets too!).

How to get there: the subway station Aliados is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Selina Porto

Rua das Oliveiras, 61| Porto

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Selina Porto, besides being one of the best hostels in the city, has a huge outdoors terrace, where tourists and locals converge. Half hidden from the street, it is on this terrace of Porto that dance workshops, yoga classes and other fun events are held.

How to get there: the subway station Aliados is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Champanheria da Baixa

Largo de Monpellier, 1 / 2 | Porto

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Champanheria da Baixa is well known by all people of Porto due to its strawberry champagne sangria, a wonderful choice for hot Summer nights. Moreover, it is at the intersection of two streets of Porto’s movida: it is definitely an excellent venue for a Saturday night!

How to get there: the subway station Aliados is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Candelabro

Rua da Conceição, 3 | Porto

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I have excellent memories of Candelabro, right next to Champanheria da Baixa: it is a relaxed yet cosmopolitan bar, with a good selection of drinks that you ask at the counter and enjoy on the outside. During the day it is also a great place to have a few cold beers, so for me it is one of the best urban terraces in Porto.

How to get there: the subway station Aliados is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Tuareg Baixa

Rua da Laje, 46 | Porto
Fotos retiradas da página de facebook do Tuareg Baixa.

© Tuareg Baixa

I don’t know about you, but I love Moroccan Shishas and therefore I am easily seduced by Tuareg da Baixa, close to the wonderful viewpoint of Virtudes. In between a Shisha and a cold beer, you can spend a sunny afternoon in this cozy terrace without realizing it. I recommend this place both during the day and at night.

How to get there: the train station São Bento is a 10 minutes walking distance.

Centro Comercial Bombarda

Rua Miguel Bombarda, 285 | Porto
Fotos retiradas das páginas de facebook do Centro Comercial Bombarda, Pimenta Rosa e Sabores & Açores.

© Centro Comercial Bombarda, Pimenta Rosa and Sabores & Açores.

I already wrote about this unusual shopping center, right in the center of the artistic street of Porto, in the article on the places to work & study in Porto. At this spot there is a very nice indoor terrace (you can get something to drink / eat both at the really cheap Pimenta Rosa or at the exotic Sabores & Açores, one of the best restaurants for a low budget in Porto).

It’s fabulous, and one of the best urban terraces in Porto that I attend the most!

How to get there: the train station Aliados is a 10 minutes walking distance.

Terraplana

Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 287 | Porto

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Terraplana won me over with its cosmopolitan mood and its cocktails that, frankly, are very unlikely to be found in other bars in Porto. It also organizes DJ sessions, live music, beer tastings, … it is a really special place!

How to get there: the subway station 24 Agosto is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Letraria

Rua da Alegria, 101 | Porto

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Letraria is one of my favorite craft beer bars in Porto. In addition to serving craft beers, it serves delicious food in one of the rooms or on the back terrace. It is a modestly decorated terrace but with lots of space and a flower bed in the center that usually has strawberries in the summer 🙂

How to get there: the subway station 24 Agosto is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Guindalense Futebol Clube

Escadas dos Guindais, 43 | Porto

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Guindalense is a space that presents itself  “from and for the community of Porto”, not as a “coffee house” or as a “bar”. It is the arrival point of those taking the trip of Guindais’ funicular, the favourite viewpoint of tourists, the coffee spot of students. It is an invitation to long coffees and refreshing beers, a game of cards, or its famous party during St. John’s festivity, the most important night in Porto. We just love our Guindalense, period.

How to get there: the subway station 24 Agosto is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Galeria do Largo

Largo de S. Domingos, 45 – 55 | Porto

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Galeria do Largo is right at the tourist heart of Porto, aka Largo de S. Domingos, precisely under the Hotel A. S. 1829. Even though it is a restaurant, during the afternoon it works as a coffee place, so it is one of the most popular urban terraces in Porto among tourists.

How to get there: São Bento train station is a 10 minutes walking distance.

N’O Mercado (Hard Club)

Praça do Infante, 95 | Porto

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I’ve already told you the story of Ferreira Borges’ Market, a beautiful building made of glass and red iron, in Ribeira neighborhood. What I didn’t tell you  is that right at the entrance of the market there is a “glass box”, which is actually a cafe with a nice urban terrace outside.

How to get there: São Bento train station is a 10 minutes walking distance.

Bar Ponte Pênsil

Right next to Luiz I bridge | Porto
Foto retirada do website do Bar Ponte Pênsil.

© Bar Ponte Pênsil

Location, location, location. It is the main asset of this terrace, built precisely on a pillar of the old D. Maria II suspension bridge, that was dismantled in 1887. The service is not particularly fast and don’t have high expectations regarding the menu of this urban terrace in Porto, but the fabulous view of the Douro river, Ribeira and the stunning iron bridge Luiz I outweighs these disadvantages.

Once there, consider taking the 6 bridges cruise, a relaxing 1h cruise in the Douro river, as the pier is a 5 minutes walking distance from this terrace in Porto.

How to get there: the subway station São Bento is a 15 minutes walking distance.

BB Gourmet Bolhão

Rua de Fernandes Tomás, 174 | Porto
Foto retirada da página de facebook do BB Gourmet.

© BB Gourmet

BB Gourmet is a restaurant chain known particularly for their meals prepared in vacuum, which are very convenient when you are hungry and in a hurry. Despite having several locations (like the one on Cedofeita Street), I’ve chosen BB Gourmet Bolhão because it is, as the name indicates, located in front of our dear Bolhão’s Market. In addition to the large terrace, you can also enjoy its beautiful interior.

How to get there: the subway station Aliados is a 5 minutes walking distance.

Casa Agrícola

Rua do Bom Sucesso, 241 | Porto
Fotos retiradas da página de facebook da Casa Agrícola.

© Casa Agrícola

Casa Agrícola has been and continues to be one of my usual “landing places”. The stupendous location – right next to the renovated Bom Sucesso’s Market, with the simple Chapel of Bom Sucesso welcoming you at the entrance, it has not one but TWO terraces: one outdoors and another one indoors. Moreover, it is one of the best bars of Porto to watch football games.

How to get there: the subway station Casa da Música is a 15 minutes walking distance.

Casinha Boutique Café

Avenida da Boavista, 854 | Porto
Fotos retiradas da página de facebook da Casinha Boutique Café.

© Casinha Boutique Café

Casinha Boutique Café is a love at first sight. Two steps away from Casa da Música, the discreet entrance conceals a renovated old house with a terrace inside. It serves delicious sandwiches, quiches, home made ice creams and a fantastic cheesecake.

How to get there: the subway station Casa da Música is a 10 minutes walking distance.

Casa Vasco

Rua do Padrão, 152 | Porto
Foto retirada da página de facebook da Casa Vasco.

© Casa Vasco

Casa Vasco, at the cute Foz neighborhood, combines a relaxed atmosphere with a sophisticated menu, that is not only focused on the ordinary boards of cheese and sausages.

How to get there: take the tram #1 or the bus 500.

The Bird

Rua da Agra, 143 | Porto
Foto retirada da página de facebook do The Bird.

© The Bird

The Bird has a simple yet inviting decor, a good tea menu and some delicious cakes, with the advantage of being also in West Porto. A small hidden paradise.

How to get there: take the tram #1 or the bus 500.

Bar da Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz, R. Cel. Raúl Peres | Porto

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I don’t feel suuuuuuuper enthusiastic about this terrace in Porto, because it always seemed a little uncharacterized, with the music too loud and poor food.

However, it has an enviable location, right above Praia da Luz, and is the stage of some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.

How to get there: take the tram #1 or the bus 500.

CaipiCompany

Esplanada Praia do Molhe, 34 | Porto
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© Evasões

One thing I like about CaipiCompany, another terrace in Porto located on the beach, is that it has no pretensions to be anything. It sells really good caipirinhas, some lupin beans, and that’s all. Happiness has never been simpler.

How to get there: take the tram #1 or the bus 500.

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