4 Best Bars in The Azores, Portugal

Peter Café Sport

Fodor's choice

Locals and tourists alike cap off their evening at this Faial institution, around since 1898, which uses its own brand of passion fruit liqueur---infused gin in the must-try gin and tonics. Grab a seat in the always-packed bar inside, where colorful flags left by sailors stream from the ceiling, or on the covered patio overlooking the harbor. There’s also a café serving meals and snacks, and a tiny but fascinating scrimshaw museum—showcasing intricate whale bone and tooth engravings—upstairs.

Reserva Bar

Fodor's choice

If you’re looking to expand your Portuguese wine knowledge, you can’t do better than to stop by this wine bar tucked away down a nondescript alleyway. The owner or his helpful staff will happily pour you wines by the glass if you let them know your tastes and price points. You can also order Azorean cheeses or meats to accompany your vinho.

Lava Jazz

Billing itself as “your living room away from home,” this cozy club bar showcases live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Tã Gente

This welcoming bar and bistro specializes in classic cocktails and a good selection of gins, plus eclectic tapas-style plates to share. Don't pass up their specialty: broken eggs with asparagus and potatoes. Sit on couches inside, or hang out outside if you manage to snag a spot.