ACTRua de Manuel Pinto de Azevedo, 15
This club is known for its fun events related to fashion, music, and the arts. There are resident DJs playing house, pop, and hip hop. Most drinks cost between 5 and 10 euros.
ANIKI BOBORua de Fonte Taurina 36-38
22 606 3665
This bar/club in the medieval Ribeira district is just a few steps from the riverfront. It's in a 17th century building, and the interior has three different areas with distinct ambiences. This is a hip and counterculture place, and one of the most authentic and worth checking out in Oporto. Its name derives from a classic 1930s Portuguese film, and the clients vary in age.
INDUSTRIAAvenida do Brasil, 843
This is Oporto's top club, spinning everything from drum'n'bass, to reggae, house, and electro. It is Oporto's trendiest nighttime address, with over 1000 people generally between the ages of 25 and 35 filling the dance floor at around 2AM. They often include artists and young professionals who come for the renowned international DJs who are often invited to perform.
OPO CLUB & LOUNGECais de Gaia
Stark-designed chairs face the river on an outdoor and indoor terrace that's an attractive lounge and also a club depending on the time and day. In the daylight hours it's the spot for a drink and a meal, the place for drinks and socializing at night, and the place to be for dancing under the stars on Fridays and Saturdays often to the sound of well-known guest DJs.
PITCHRua Passos Manuel, 34
One of the coolest clubs in town, this downtown spot presents deep house and electro sounds mixed by DJs every Friday and Saturday night. The ambiance is refreshingly relaxed, and the bar area upstairs (with a cool 60s/retro design) is comfortable enough for conversation over drinks.
PLANO BRua Candido dos Reis, 30
This retro-style club with several rooms is one of the city's main destinations for live music and DJs. It also often presents art exhibitions, naturally attracting young artsy crowds.
TWIN'SFOZ: Rua do Passeio Alegre, 1000
BAIXA: Rua Candido dos Reis, 12
This was one of the very first discos in Portugal and is still associated with Oporto's elite. It has been renovated but maintains a sophisticated ambience, with a dazzling entrance and mirrored staircase leading to a comfortable lounge with sofas, armchairs, and a fireplace. Here you can actually have a conversation, and not come simply for the dancing, but if you want to hit the dance floor, there is a great space for that. The bar also serves some snacks such as toasted sandwiches. There is also a private room on the top floor that may be booked for dinners or parties.
Another Twin's is found downtown ("Twin's Baixa"), a cocktail bar which includes a restaurant.