4 Best Bars in Sintra, the Estoril Coast, and the Setúbal Peninsula, Portugal

Grémio @ Clube Sesimbrense

Fodor's choice

Downstairs, Clube Sesimbrense is a social club for locals keen to learn new dance steps or musical skills but upstairs has been transformed into a funky bar and exhibition space with regular live DJ sessions spinning everything from jazz to obscure Brazilian tropicalia tracks. Grab an outdoor table for light meals and drinks on a scenic village square, then head indoors to dance.

Dr. Bernard

Part of a food, drink, and wellness concept launched by French surf enthusiast Gregory Bernard, this colorful beachfront bar-restaurant attracts a sporty, sun-kissed crowd. There are decent tacos and other light meals on the menu, but the real reason to come is to linger over cocktails as the sun sets over Caparica. Live music, karaoke nights, and DJ sessions keep things lively after dark.

John Bull

On hot summer nights, patrons of this English-style pub-restaurant spill out into the square. A log fire in the lounge keeps things cozy when the weather turns chilly.

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Tamariz Summer Club

The biggest and busiest nightspot in the area, at least during high season, Tamariz Summer Club attracts a young, dressed-up crowd keen to dance until dawn. This place is strictly for night owls: it only opens at midnight.