There's a good range of lively bars in Vilamoura, from the sleek and sophisticated to the louder and more bubbly, with many featuring live music to keep you in the party mood. Have a look below at our top 10 recommendations in the area, before checking out our fantastic range of cheap holidays to the Algarve.
Located in the marina, Side Bar is a cocktail bar with two floors and an outdoor terrace where you can take in the yachts, sea views and glorious sunsets that have become synonymous with holidays to Portugal. With a programme of live bands to keep your feet moving, it's a great venue for a fun night with a dash of sophistication.
With great views of the marina, Atlantic Piano Bar is an upmarket venue offering seriously good cocktails. Try the delicious martinis, or their selection of shots including watermelon sours. It does fun themed nights and has a great programme of entertainment including top DJ gigs.
If you enjoy the laid-back vibe of Irish bars, The Punter is the place to go. Serving Guinness and Spanish beers, you can look over their literary memorabilia and musical instruments while you listen to the live music. With TVs to watch sports plus an outdoor space it's the perfect friendly Irish pub.
O'Neill's Bar has a large outdoor terrace right on the marina. It's fun and friendly with a regular programme of live music. It also serves delicious cocktails and superb food to keep your strength up for the rest of your evening.
Go to Purobeach for a high-end beachside experience, where you can take your drinks straight from the bar onto the sand. This is the place to splash out on champagne and cocktails, so gaze up at the stars while you relax in stylish surroundings, listen to some tunes, and simply enjoy.
Popular with the locals, Pure Bar is located in the lively marina area. A great place to hang out with friends on a relaxed night out, you can watch sports, play darts and sing some karaoke. It also does some of the best cocktails in town – the kiwi caipirinha with fresh fruit comes highly recommended.
O'Shea's Irish Pub is another fine Irish pub to try out in Vilamoura. Gaelic football is one of the many sports shown here, and if you're up for it you can join the lively crowd as they sing along with the live bands. When you get peckish, O'Shea's also serve tasty toasted sandwiches with a side of chunky chips.
Make a trip to Cool Cod Cocktails Bar where they serve awesome cocktails, the mood is fun and there's a Happy Hour every night. You can catch up on some sports or sit at the outside tables for a chat with the friendly locals, before diving back inside to hear the live music.
Head to Link and Drink for a cosy, quiet bar where you can play a few games of snooker with your mates and catch up on your social media updates on the Wi-Fi. Sip a few beers, sample some sangria or try one of their great cocktails – from Blue Lagoons to Caipirinhas.
The Boomerang Bar has a cool, trendy vibe and is regarded as the best place for indie, rock and alternative music in town. It's always popular with the locals, so go here to enjoy live music acts on Thursdays and Fridays, or check out the tunes at the live DJ gigs on Saturdays.