A guide to nightlife in Lagos

Lagos is the most popular partying destination for holidays to Portugal, offering a superb selection of late night bars and clubs. All of the main venues are in the town centre or on the beach strip, so you won’t have far to go to make the most of your nights out. Take a look below for our top 10 recommendations.

Classy drinks and juggling at Bon Vivant

This well-established and hugely popular late night bar has an upmarket, classy feel where you can dress up and let your hair down. Playing a good mix of mainly R&B tunes the bar staff are really friendly and will even entertain you with a bit of juggling. This venue has several levels with terraces where you can mingle with new friends and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere.

Live music at Stevie Ray's Blues Jazz Bar

This cosy candlelit venue is one of the best for live music and attracts a laid-back, casual crowd. With two levels to explore, you can find your own perfect spot to listen to their signature blues and jazz.

Get your glad rags on at Grand Cafe

Grand Cafe is a glamorous, glossy-kitsch venue with three bars. Here you’ll find plenty of gold-leafed cherubs peeking out and lots of artfully flowing red velvet. Get really dressed up and join the glam crowd for a super fun rave-up here.

Relax and unwind at Duna Beach Club

This hotel restaurant and bar is open night and day. Sitting right on Meia Praia beach and with its own pool, it’s no surprise that this venue is hugely popular. This is the place to go for a chilled out evening with a big splash of chic.

Surfers and backpackers galore at Eddie's Bar

A great place to head to straight from the beach, this is a buzzing, friendly local pub. It has no airs and graces, but all of the drinking and fun atmosphere essentials you could ask for. Really popular with the surfer crowd and backpackers, you can go here ‘just as you are’ for a really relaxed night out.

Huge cocktails at Inside Out

Inside Out is a late-night bar has some great DJs mixing up the music and a bubbly party atmosphere. You can get massive goldfish bowl sized cocktails here to get the party really rolling.

Sing and drink at The Star

Little stars on the pavement show you the way to this gem of a friendly pub. It’s a great place to pop into for a few drinks and a good chat with your friends and everyone else there. On live music nights you can tap your feet, wiggle your hips and hum the chorus, or belt out your personal best on karaoke night.

Traditional singers at Taberna de Lagos

Located in an airy historic building you can listen to electro tunes while having a late-night drink at the stylish broody-looking bar, or eat in its restaurant. In high season it has live traditional Portuguese fado singers to really connect you to the vibe and culture of the Algarve.

Play some pool at Red Eye Bar

This no-frills bar makes a good place to start off your evening before heading out for your late-night partying. It’s a friendly and comfortable beer and basics venue which has frequent special offers on drinks, a pool table and engaging staff.

Girls night at Roskos

Cheap holidays to the Algarve should always feature cocktails, and Roskos is a funky little cocktail bar with stylish decor. It’s relaxed and fun with karaoke and live music sets that range from timeless rock classics to the latest hit tunes. Their delicious menu of cocktails makes it a good spot for a girlie night out.