In the past few years, Porto’s downtown has become the main focus of the city’s nightlife, with entire streets sheltering dozens of bars, clubs and discos. Plano B is one of the oldest, and still stands out for its diversity in cultural and leisure proposals, right next to the Clérigos tower.
I still remember the first time I entered Plano B. Like everyone else, the real magic began when I went downstairs and saw the long ceiling. At the time it opened, in 2006, Plano B was a breath of fresh air among clubs in Porto: from the vintage and careful decoration, where the ancient elements like the fountain below and the statues crossed with the vintage portraits meets modern and digital lightning, the clash of musical styles and the concept of more-than-one room providing music. Plano B had and still has it all to attract different tribes to the same place.
It is common to find amazing gigs in the stage of Plano B, you just need to check their agenda and you might find something you like, particularly indie bands and Portuguese new talents.
But Plano B is way more than music: it has art exhibits, workshops and organizes the Mercadinho dos Clérigos, a small market that happens once or twice per month and takes place along the street of the club, rua Cândido dos Reis.
So, if you want to feel the more hipster side of Porto, Plano B is their mecca. Just follow their trail.