The nightlife of downtown Porto has overseas reputation. And rightfully so. In the 'enclosed' area through and the Avenida dos Aliados - city guest rooms - Clérigos, Crystal Palace and Praça da República, there is an endless list of restaurants, bars and clubs, which at the weekend attract thousands of people. From gin bars to wine bars, past champagne and sparkling wine parlours - and most recent trend in the city -, to alternative clubs and discos that have a more commercial sound, through the dining spaces - restaurants and typical taverns, modern tapas bars, areas of signature and world cuisine - the choice is difficult. In addition to being the liveliest part of the city at night, downtown Porto is also one of the cultural centres of the city.