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OMG, those toilets!

Matts bar is lively!!! We arrived on Thursday and spent time in all the bars that night but after... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2012
London, United Kingdom
Best bar in Albufeira that plays decent music!

This bar in my mind is the best one in Albufeira. I spent in majority of nights there. The bar... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2011
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Honestly be careful, if you spend too much time here you'll want to move over to Portugal!! Missing this place the most. From the staff to the drunk friends you make, this is the place to be. Really cheap and great atmosphere. Has a bull...More

3  Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

To the SCUM door staff..... my son and his friends were BATTERED whilst walking past for having the same accent as 2 irish men who were arguing with the door staff after THEY {bouncers} put their hand up the skirt of one of their girlfriends......More

6  Thank Twotoilets
Matt M, Manager at Matt's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hi Louise. We acknowledge your concern and upset regarding the alleged incident involving your son. As explained to you in separate correspondence we only have one doorman on weekdays who is employed from a registered security company so your son's version of events are somewhat...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Matts bar is lively!!! We arrived on Thursday and spent time in all the bars that night but after Thursday Matts Bar was our regular place. The atmosphere was really good aside from Friday night where there was a small fight which you could feel...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Me and my friends come to Albufeira every year and always head to Matts Bar. Its the best place on the strip, in terms of the music and the people. The staff are really welcoming and always willing to have a laugh with the customers...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We visited matts bar on the last evening of our holiday to albufeira as it is only open on FRiday and Saturday evenings out of season. It was a good evening. Music was good & drinks were reasonable!! But avoid the toilets like the plague...More

Thank lauraadams
Reviewed 7 November 2011

This bar in my mind is the best one in Albufeira. I spent in majority of nights there. The bar staff are friendly, bouncers easy going, drinks are okay, the going rate. The music ranges from rnb, hip hop, garage and even quite a bit...More

1  Thank 3stylez
Reviewed 8 July 2011

This bar is awesome in terms of having a good time and the drinks are good pricing, the Djs are realli good with a versatile mix of music that most people will enjoy unless your boring. and when getting drinks the bar is busy as...More

2  Thank Victoria178
Reviewed 13 May 2011

Don't know about that other reviewer! But me and my friends were treated like QUEENS!. Hot touters escort us in with a FREE shot. The Drinks are average but every couple mins there giving Free Shots or a certain drink is Half Price. 1Euro to...More

2  Thank Melly_mel_89
Reviewed 7 May 2011

Matts bar is at the top of the strip. The tables, seats wear filthy but they were nothing compared to the diabolical toilets - probably never been cleaned. Drinks were very average, bar staff were too busy kissing their girlfriends for customers to get served.

4  Thank Julia K
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11 July 2017|
Response from Matt M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
hi yes that is fine.
31 May 2017|
Response from Matt M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
hi Steven please contact jenni@mattsbar she can give you the info on the vip and the boat party. thanks
17 May 2017|
Response from Matt M | Reviewed this property |
hi. there is happy hour everyday until 10.30. the weekends are tb busiest times if you are celebrating!