Discover an emblematic corner of Porto and sip on curated cocktails

Bar das Cardosas

An elegant cocktail and pesticos experience awaits at Bar das Cardosas.

With a prime location in the cultural heart of Porto, Bar das Cardosas offers flawlessly crafted cocktails and graceful service in a welcoming ambiance that exudes old school charm and classic refinement. Serving creative concoctions and flavourful petiscos, this historic bar remains one of Porto’s greatest spots for a sophisticated tipple.

Beyond cocktails, Bar das Cardosas also offers Port wines, seasonal special small bites, and time-honored traditions such as Afternoon tea, amidst an intimate atmosphere where time stands still, and precious memories are made.

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Afternoon Tea

Styled as an English library, Bar das Cardosas reflects the Palace’s rich history, which dates back to the 18th century. The elegant space was once called Astória Café, a popular gathering place for discerning travelers back in the 1930s.

Leaning into this cultural heritage, Bar das Cardosas continues to uphold the famous British tradition of Afternoon Tea, and serves a modern-day version of it daily from 4:30 pm-6 pm, complete with all the quintessentially British treats of course – such as scones and finger sandwiches.

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Music at Palácio das Cardosas

Artful cocktails and intimate musical performances collide in an enchanting atmosphere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Porto. The stylish interiors at Bar das Cardosas create a warm and inviting space that beckons you in for an unparalleled experience.

Every week, the smooth sounds of live music set the tone for your memorable evening at Bar das Cardosas. Let the captivating rhythm of the fado, as well as the charming melodies of brasileira music, pop, soul, jazz and blues make your night that much more special.

19:00 to 19:45 at Bar das Cardosas, 20:30 to 22:00 at Astória

12:30 to 15:00 on weekends and during brunch.

Live music schedule – March 2023 

  • 4th March – Hugo Correia duo
  • 5th March – Sérgio Guri
  • 11th March – Mariana Vergueiro e Pedro Neves
  • 18th March – Lilian Raquel e Cláudio Ribeiro
  • 25th March – Raquel e Jonas Araújo