A guide to nightlife in Carvoeiro

Life is taken at a gentler pace in this resort which means the evening’s entertainment is more likely to be comprised of cocktail bars and music venues than hectic and noisy nightclubs that attract many people to cheap Portugal holidays. If you want to really let rip, then the resort is popular among karaoke lovers. With intimate bars and fantastic live music, the nightlife in Carvoeiro provides a unique experience.

Live acts at JailHouse Bar

Strut your stuff in style at the JailHouse bar and listen to some party sounds, and excellent live rock and roll. The sets are both acoustic and electric, and this joint really is jumping.

Cocktails and more at Cheers Bar

Whether the staff know your name is immaterial, but once you’ve had a few of this venue’s fantastic cocktails everyone will be your new best friend. Cafe del Mar and other uber relaxing sounds are the tunes of choice in this laid-back bar. The port and local wines are well worth tasting.

Conversation and cocktails at Bar Havana

TVs are banned here as the emphasis is on conversation and, you’ve guessed it, wonderfully delicious cocktails. With tasty bar snacks on offer too, including, chilli beef burritos and mozzarella covered tortilla chips, you’re in for a fantastic evening. Open until late, simply stay and savour the vibe.

Catch up with sport at Hemingway's Bar

Sports lovers and fans of British sports in particular will enjoy catching up with all events on the large screen TV, and they even run darts tournaments here. With live music and a friendly community atmosphere this bar is also a good place to do a spot of people watching.

UK memories at Harry's Bar

This traditional British pub is a wonderful venue if you’re feeling homesick and in need of a pint. You can drop in for a pint of bitter or just a friendly chat with the local expats, and they also serve traditional pub grub, but regardless, this bar promises a good time.

Western decor at Round Up Saloon

If you’ve ever fancied going to a saloon like something out of a Western movie, but haven’t made it as far as the States, then the Round Up Saloon will do nicely as a replacement. With imaginative decor, country and western nights as well as karaoke evenings, an evening spent here will always be a blast.

Chillin' vibe at Cocktail Garden

Relaxing with a cocktail at the end of a hard day’s sunbathing can’t be beaten. The Cocktail Garden takes pride in the quality of its drinks, just try their Long Island Ice Tea, for example, or the smoking gin cocktail.

Wonderful views at Sully's bar

Facing the sea and with an enviable reputation for its drinks and grill, Sully’s is an exciting venue to spend an evening. Popular with both locals and holidaymakers, and with a wide range of drinks on offer, this is the place to unwind and relax.

Beach party at O Bote Beach Club

Open from midday until midnight this is a club that takes partying to the next level. The evening disco is exuberant and wild, it’s a wonderful place to simply relish the warm evening and dance all your cares away.

Late night jazz at Manoel's Jazz club

Let the sweet sounds of jazz accompany your evening as you enjoy the vibe at Manoel’s. The upper floor opens out onto an outdoor terrace, and the lower bar is the place for a more intimate experience, including the club’s live gigs. The club stays open until 4am and the first Friday of every month is when you can gain free admission to jazz concerts.