OPORTOCOOL AWARDS 2012 – THE TOP 10

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Durante 3 semanas deixámos ao critério dos amigos seguidores d’O Porto Cool a escolha dos spots mais ‘cool’ da cidade, e consequente atribuição dos OPORTOCOOL AWARDS 2012, entre restaurantes, cafés, bares, lojas, hotéis e arquitetura.

Eis que chegámos ao TOP 10 de 2012and the winners are*:

COOLEST RESTAURANT | GOURMET ::: RESTAURANTE DOP

DOP is a restaurant that wants to be a reference to the most discerning diners, with a signature cuisine based on the traditional Portuguese flavors that chef Rui Paula recreates with some international character | +info here

DOP | Largo de São Domingos 18, Porto | +351 222 014 313

COOLEST RESTAURANT | DESIGN ::: RESTAURANTE SHIS

Shis is a place of excellence designed by Paulo Lobo that totally achieved to extend from the outside the beauty of the sea, combined with the cosmopolitanism of the ambience created by the neutral colors and natural materials | +info here

Shis | Praia do Ourigo, Foz do Douro – Porto | +351 226 189 593

COOLEST RESTAURANT | URBAN ::: BUGO ART BURGERS

Bugo Art Burgers is a casual restaurant located in the art district, specialized in sophisticated hamburgers made with healthy fresh ingedients, in a space with contemporary decor and a pleasant relaxed athmosphere | +info here

Bugo Art Burgers | Rua Miguel Bombarda 598, Porto | +351 226 062 179

COOLEST SHOP | LIFESTYLE ::: CAFEÍNA WINE & TAPAS

Besides an excelent gourmet shop well knowned in town, Cafeína Wine & Tapas is a pleasent wine bar, ideal for an after-work with several tapas and a carefully made wine selection | +info here

Cafeína Wine & Tapas | Rua do Padrão 152, Porto | +351 226 180 602

COOLEST SHOP | FASHION ::: POR VOCAÇÃO

Por Vocação is a Porto menswear store with a selection of pieces from well-known international designers such as Paul Smith, Acne or Raf Simons, as well as great quality accessories, sunglasses and always great scents | +info here

Por Vocação | Avenida da Boavista 971, Porto | +351 22 600 0211

COOLEST SHOP | DESIGN ::: A VIDA PORTUGUESA

Who said that traditional shopping is disappearing? More traditional than A Vida Portuguesa is hard to find and however it turns out to be cool selling old Portuguese items in a remarkably traditional downtown location | +info here

A Vida Portuguesa | Rua Galeria de Paris 20 – 1º, Porto | +351 222 022 105

COOLEST CAFÉ & CO. ::: CASINHA BOUTIQUE CAFÉ

Casinha Boutique Café is a mix of charming restaurant, coffeehouse, bar, lounge and boutique of traditional portuguese products, placed in a nice nineteen century building very well recovered keeping its original design | +info here

Casinha Boutique Café | Avenida da Boavista 854, Porto | +351 934 021 001

COOLEST BAR | CLUB ::: CASA DO LIVRO

Casa do Livro is a fantastic space where once was a famous downtown bookstore, that now is a pleasant wine and jazz bar, with live music and Dj’s, having a special atmosphere to share a casual evening with friends | +info here

Casa do Livro | Rua Galeria de Paris 85, Porto

COOLEST HOTEL & CO. ::: HOTEL EUROSTARS DAS ARTES

Eurostars das Artes is an excellent choice for arts and urban bohemian environments lovers, being a very calm and comfortable hotel located in the galleries district as it name indicates | +info here

Hotel Eurostars das Artes | Rua do Rosário 160, Porto | +351 222 071 250

COOLEST ARCHITECTURE ::: CASA DA MÚSICA

Casa da Música concert hall is an impressive modern building designed by Rem Koolhaas, as if a meteorite coming from outer space has fallen near the Boavista roundabout, creating shock waves in the ground due to such impact | +info here

Casa da Música |Avenida da Boavista 604-610, Porto | +351 220 120 220

* confira os resultados aqui

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