Faro is a great Portuguese city to visit. Located in the Algarve, it is extremely accessible with direct flights form Manchester and London. Faro boast great beaches, a beautiful old town and some fantastic bars. So, what are the best bars in Faro?
Columbus Cocktail & Wine Bar (€€)
Address – Praça Dom Francisco Gomes, 8000-168, Faro
Best for – A quirky but classy cocktail.
Ranking number one on many local Faro critics website, including Inspirock, Bar Columbus is a perfect location for a zesty cocktail, satisfying bites of joy, and simply, a solid evening out with your friends. If you are feeling a little mischievous you should try ‘Naughty Holidays’, a vodka based cocktail. Otherwise, take a sip of ‘Mr. Teacher’ for a more traditional Brandy-Whisky based aperitif that is bound to put you in detention. Despite some higher-than-average price tags, your guaranteed to find a drink suited to your palette at this trendy spot.
Address – Rua Conselheiro Bivar 51, 8000-343 Faro
Best For – Dining like a local.
Apertivo is one of the best Tapas (Pesticos when in Portugal) restaurants & bar on the Faro map. Apertivo’s customers speak highly of their visits to this “5-star service” restaurant offering “lot’s of choice of different Tapas, nice atmosphere and live music on the terrace”. Customer reviews always speak for the authenticity a place offers and this is one of those not to be missed. Located in the centre of Faro, this restaurant with a cute in and outdoor eating area will not let you down.
Amare Beach Club (€€-€€€)
Address – Avenue Nascente 6, 8005-520 Faro, Portugal
Best for – Sunset and chill
This ‘Top bars – Faro’ review would not be complete without this honourable mention, Amare Beach Club. Why not take a steady stroll or 15 minute taxi ride to this 5-star (Tripadvisor) sunset spot at the beach and soak up some of those rays on the beach? Ocean side bars can be windy at times and Amare Beach Clubs is no different, but the dreamy interior and often chilled music, provides you with a lovely retreat to enjoy a bite to eat. The Açai Bowl on their ‘Breakfast by the sea’ menu is a great way to start your day.
Bar CheSsenta (€)
Address – Rua do Prior 24, Faro
Best for – Live music that may have you singing the night away.
On the famous cafe street of Rua do prior, Bar CheSsenta attracts a younger 20-30’s crowd with tasty drinks and those wannabe pop-stars with their frequent karaoke events. This small and pokey bar in central Faro hosts weekly live music from local artists so if you are up for a more lively atmosphere then head to Bar CheSsenta.
Piper’s Irish Pub (€)
Address – Rua do Prior, 8000-343 Faro
Best for – A conversation with fellow tourists
Whether you are an Irish native or not, a backpacker just passing through, or a couple on a pleasant weekend trip; there is nothing better than a reliable and warming drop-in at the local Irish pub. So if you fancy a Guinness or at least, a conversation with other Faro visitors then head over to Piper’s in the centre of Faro. Simply lovely.
3 Points Sports bar (€)
Address – Rua do Conselheiro Bivar 68, 8000-078 Faro, Portuga
Best for – Sports and a good happy hour
From 16:00-20:00 (As of Sept 2021), 3 Points sports bar puts on a tradition happy hour with a wide array of drinks on the menu; Septembers choice was Imperial Lager and Somersby cider. So if you are up for a fun afternoon full of laughs and drinks then head here for Karaoke every Wednesday evening, a game of fusbal, pool and darts; plus the biggest events on the screen. You can guarantee enjoyment for all ages, even the little ones.
Eddie’s Bar (€)
Address – Rua de Loule 59, Faro
Best for – Iron Maiden lovers.
“Run to the hills, Run for your lives”. On the outskirts of Faro in Laranjeira is a great Iron Maiden themed bar if you fancy some food & drink listening to this iconic band’s top hits. Carlos, the owner of Eddie’s bar, is very sociable and has developed a scene suited to those looking for a casual meal and drink within a rockers atmosphere. Give it a try if you are in the area before you run to the hills