Goldie Oldie: Porto’s New Bar Inspired By The Crazy 1920s ♦ This new bar in Porto is inspired by the crazy 1920s and is just a few steps from Clerigos Tower! As soon as we walk in we star hearing foxtrot, charleston and jazz – It lives up to the name – Golden Oldie, not only because it refers to ancient times, more specifically this decade of the twentieth century, but also because it resembles the dry law, which gave rise to many speakeasy bars with secret rooms. Secrets From Portugal is thrilled to take you on this time travel journey, and if you’re visiting Porto, don’t forget to drop by.
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The fascination with the 1920s was always something Sara Ferro and Cristiano Losa had in common. No wonder, therefore, that this is the theme of Golden Oldie, the new city bar designed by this couple. Everything has been thought of in detail, from the decoration of the space to the clothes they both wear. And not to differ from the rest, here you will only hear jazz, charleston and foxtrot.
While Goldie Oldie has none of its divisions hidden from the public, the décor refers to art nouveau with golden tones marking the space, along with a few armchairs – and even the logo. To find it just go to the Campo dos Martyrs da Pátria, which is within walking distance of the Clérigos Tower in downtown Porto.
The big bet is mixology and visitors will find nine signature cocktails, two of which are non-alcoholic (mocktails). The ingredients used are obvious, so don’t be surprised to find jasmine liqueur, black truffle oil, prince herb tea, peas or coconut oil in the description of the drinks. And because the “eyes eat” too, the glasses are often original, like the hourglass that hosts one of the smoked cocktails, like the Legacy.
In addition to the 1920s look, another of Golden Oldie’s brands is the highly recommended list of signature cocktails with an unusual twist. Among them is the Nostalgia (8 €), made with Black Bull whiskey, Tawny Port, pear and Roquefort cheese reduction. Finally, the glass is placed in a small glass dome and connected to a tube that injects rosemary smoke into the drink.
There is also a menu with classic drinks (old fashioned, mojito, whiskey sour…) and a menu with some alternatives to crack and accompany the cocktails. It is signed by chef Carla Silva and there are options such as ratatouille bruschetta or smoked salmon, Roquefort and thyme madeleines, and coq-au-vin patty. Opens between 18h00 and 02h00.
Last but not least, let us know that this space is pet-friendly – there is a strong likelihood that it will be welcomed at the door by Scarlet, an eight-month Bernese Cowboy dog – and that plans for Sara and Cristiano’s future include collaborations with chefs. and possibly with two Spanish Michelin stars.