The Best Bars in Braga

I love Braga! The city is full of history including the amazing Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte and the opulent baroque organ of Braga Cathedral. But Braga is also a popular student city, and along with students come the bars! Here are some of the best bars in Braga that I love to have a drink in…

Setra Bar 

The Setra Bar is situated in Braga’s historic district. Setra is a pub where the décor serves as a cultural stimulant. They have developed a distinctive idea from what the rest of the city uses and play music from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Sometimes, they also have live music. Their vibe is a beautiful vintage and cosy. They have a very long unique drink menu with very cheap and affordable prices. A couple drinks to try are the Moscow Mule and the Hemingway. They also have an open rooftop with an incredible view of the city. Setra bar is opposite Pappa Lab Ice Cream bar and is a 11-minute walk from Braga train station. It is located at R. de São João nº15, 4700-325 Braga. 

Tosga Bar

Many tourists stop at Tosga Bar after exploring the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga. Because of Tosga’s excellent location in the city’s historic centre, finding it is simple. The crew is quite amiable and enthusiastic. They have lots of sofas and a cosy vibe with stylish décor. It’s a fantastic place to catch up with friends and they also provide inexpensive drinks. Their coffee martini, which is popular, is a great beverage to try. Live music and 90s music are mostly played. Sometimes belly dancers perform on the weekends. Tosga bar is a 11-minute walk away from Braga railway station. It is located at R. do Forno n°1, 4700-429 Braga.

7Haus Bar

7Haus is a cosy space in which it is intended to create the best moments and the best memories. It’s extremely well decorated creating an intimate, enveloping, stylish and homely environment/vibe. It provides an excellent and vast array of drinks, between Cocktail’s, Gin’s, Shots and Beers with very affordable prices. 7Haus consists of two floors with different musical environments, (new and old-school) so everybody’s music taste is acquainted for. 7Haus bar is a 10-minute drive away from the Braga railway station. It’s best to get a taxi. It is located at R. Nova de Santa Cruz 13, 4710-416 Braga. It is located at R. Dom Paio Mendes 22, 4700-424 Braga.

Estudio 22

Estudio 22 is the perfect place to meet up with friends and have a drink from their alcohol menu. Their music consists of live music, encompassing various genres, from jazz to pop/rock, from bossa-nova to funk or indie, or even more picturesque aspects such as fado and world music. Their menu is diverse which consists of burgers, desserts, beers, spirits, and cocktails. A burger roughly costs 7 euros and you can get a Mojito for 5 euros, so their prices are reasonable. They have quality ingredients and is a popular place by people in Braga. They have an outdoor and indoor seating area. Their décor is slightly more simple but modern. Estudio22 is a 9-minute walk away from Braga train station. 

Juno Bar

Juno Bar is a fantastic spot to chill out in Braga. There is always a good DJ, mainly focusing on electric music. The employees are delightful, upbeat, and nice people. Their quaint and cosy ambiance has a modern vibe and décor. It occupies an old house with several individual rooms. It has an art gallery and a space for smokers and non-smokers. They have several vintage items as well as some musical instruments. Amazing cocktails are available for about 8 euros, which is fair. You should try their grapefruit margarita, a delicious variation on the traditional margarita. The location is R. do Anjo 49, 4700-305 Braga, directly across from Nordico Coffee. From the train station, it takes only 17 minutes to walk to Juno Bar.

Se La Vie Bar

Se La Vie is a stunning bare brick covered bar with hardwood floors, wood beam ceilings, and comfortable chairs. The exterior is on a busy street with a view of the cathedral. It’s a welcoming environment that’s cool and comfy. There is also a service for restaurants. You can choose from a wide variety of beers, gins, and other beverages. Regular live music performances, wonderful service, and a fine assortment of bottled beers are available in addition to the typical Super Bock lager and stout on tap. For beer, prices range from 2 to 4 euros. Se La Vie should be included on any list of the top bars in Braga because it truly is one of those Braga pubs with a lot of personality and a lot to offer. R. Dom Paio Mendes 37, 4700-424 Braga is the address. It takes about 11 minutes to walk from the train station to Se La Vie.

Letraria Craft Beer Library 

A lot of locals recommend Letraria Craft Beer Library due to their trays of sample beers. It’s a seriously attractive place in a seriously attractive city because of the hardwood planks, naked stone walls, and bookcases covered with beer bottles. It’s among the top bars in Braga because you won’t find more craft beer in the city. They sell incredible appetisers including meat samosas, meat and cheese croquettes, and gizzards for 6 euros. Their cocktails cost between 5 and 10 euros. They play a combination of contemporary and 90s music. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends and try their sample beer. The location is R. Dom Gonçalo Pereira 35, 4700-426 Braga and is ten minutes’ walk from the train station. It is in the city’s historic core.

F Beer House

At Cervejaria F, you’ll be able to take advantage of an unforgettable experience that can intensify all your senses thanks to the superb harmony of the elegant setting, tasteful selection of beers, delicious food, treats, and snacks. Here, you’ll find a sizable selection of regional lagers and wheat beers in addition to a fantastic collection of bottles from Belgium. Their larger prices range from 2 to 12 euros which is very fair. There is a lovely outside space, and the interior has a lovely vibe with a clean industrial style, wooden floorboards, and a fantastic mural on the wall. They frequently play electronic, 90s, and modern music. The bar can be found at Praceta Pedro da Rocha 4, Braga, 4715-294. The best option is to take a taxi because the distance from Braga Railway Station to the pub is an 8-minute drive. 

Dona Bar

Dona Bar is the perfect way to round up a Braga bar crawl. There are nine Portuguese beers on tap in addition to an enormous assortment of bottled beers, including some of the best that Europe has to offer. The staff at Braga’s top bars is good and knowledgeable, as is true of most of them. The interior is lovely, dim, and cosy, but on most days, it’s ideal to sit outdoors in Braga and take in the Portuguese sun while sipping a craft beer. With everyone chatting and mingling, the vibe is fantastic. They have incredible live music and wonderful beer for roughly four euros. The bar is located at R. 25 de Abril 356 R/c, 4710-914 Braga and is a 20-minute walk away from Braga Railway Station.

Mal Amado 

Many customers drink outside because the bar is close to the cathedral. The interior is also exceptionally pleasant on cold days. Along with some very comfortable sofas, the room has bare stone walls and wood beam ceilings. The ambiance is cosy and pleasing. The staff is happy to assist you with your order and is quite knowledgeable about their beers. They have a fantastic beer menu ranging from 2 to 9 euros. ”Over the moon” and ”Sour Gnome” is something you should try. You’ll come across a mixture of wonderful people and incredible music (sometimes live) that will get you in the mood to party. They are only closed on Mondays. You can find the bar at R. Dom Paio Mendes 87, 4700-424 Braga which is a 10-minute walk from the railway station.

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