Portugal's captivating city of Porto is renowned for its historic charm, pretty architecture, tantalising culinary scene, and production of Port wine. The city's location at the mouth of the Douro River, combined with its favourable climate and vineyards in the nearby Douro Valley, have allowed this fortified wine to be produced in the region for centuries. After a day of exploring, nothing beats unwinding with a glass of this sweet nectar as you soak up the surrounding vibes. Whether you're a wine aficionado, beer drinker or cocktail lover, the rooftop bars in Porto won’t disappoint. Read on for our pick of the five best rooftop bars in Porto…
- Bask at Base Porto Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant
- Stay in 17º Restaurante & Bar
- Rush to Rooftop Bar Terrace Lounge 360º
- Sip & Shop at Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar
- Meet Me at NH Collection Porto Batalha Terrace Lounge
We’re beginning our roundup of the best rooftop bars in Porto in the heart of the city at Base Porto Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant, a bar known for its mesmerising views and delicious drinks. It’s a trendy and sophisticated spot with an extensive selection of premium wines from local and international vineyards. If you don’t know where to begin, the knowledgeable staff here can offer plenty of recommendations to help you find the perfect tipple. Prefer a non-alcoholic option? The mocktails and soft beverages here are just as enticing as their alcoholic counterparts.
Fancy dressing up for the evening? 17º Restaurante & Bar is an exclusive rooftop bar situated on the 17th floor of The Yeatman Hotel, a luxury wine hotel with an impressive cellar. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just know how you like your grapes, it’s a must-visit while you’re in the area. Indulge in a glass of something dry or full-bodied as you admire the panoramic views of Porto's historic centre and the majestic Douro River below. There’s an elegance about the place, with its contemporary decor, stylish furnishings and exquisite cuisine, and with some fantastic food on offer too (we’re talking fresh seafood dishes, tender meats and tasty vegetarian options), there’s plenty of reasons to make a night of it at this spot.
As its name suggests, you’re likely to get some unforgettable views if you go for a drink at Rooftop Bar Terrace Lounge 360º. Perched atop the Espaço Porto Cruz, this sky-high establishment offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Porto and the enchanting Douro River so of course we had to include it on our list of the five best rooftop bars in Porto. Sip on creative cocktails, nibble on gourmet snacks and marvel at the city's iconic landmarks, such as Dom Luís I Bridge, an iconic double-deck iron bridge, and the Neoclassical Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace). This vibrant venue often hosts live music events too, so if you want a lively soundtrack to your experience then check out what’s on before planning your visit.
Tucked away in the Graham's Port Lodge, Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar is a distinguished spot overlooking the picturesque Douro River and surrounding landscape. It’s an elegant place that celebrates Porto's wine heritage and specialises in pairing its delectable dishes with a wide selection of Port wines. The bar's terrace is heaven after a day of exploring all of Porto's attractions, offering a serene and romantic setting, particularly at sunset. Vinum also hosts regular wine tastings and tours within the Graham's Port Lodge, where visitors can explore the historic cellars, learn about the Port wine-making process and sample a range of exceptional wines. Don’t forget to visit the shop so you can bring a taste of Porto's wine culture home with you.
Last up on our selection of the five best rooftop bars in Porto is the Terrace Lounge at NH Collection Porto Batalha hotel. This inviting bar is elevated above the city with swoon worthy views of the historic centre, including notable landmarks such as the bustling Praça da Batalha (a public square) and the Teatro Nacional São João (São João National Theatre). You’ll get all of the classic cocktails here, as well as wine, beer and premium spirits so you’re unlikely to leave thirsty. Whether you're craving a quiet afternoon escape or somewhere for a lively evening gathering, the Terrace Lounge provides a cosy and intimate ambience day and night.