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Carlos is such a nice welcoming man. So hard working he never stops. Drinks very reasonable. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bubblesdog
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Good atmosphere

If you like a laid back chill out night this is the bar to visit Carlos makes everyone welcome his... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Eddie H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos is such a nice welcoming man. So hard working he never stops. Drinks very reasonable. We visit here every night every time we visit albufeira. Really nice bar on the quieter end of the strip. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

If you like a laid back chill out night this is the bar to visit Carlos makes everyone welcome his laid back attitude has all at ease and relaxed well worth a visit

Thank Eddie H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We go to albufeira every year and always end up in this bar. Carlos the owner is always welcoming and works very hard all the time if there is a early kick off on the weekend he always opens so you can watch the footy...More

1  Thank Wheeler1976
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My wife Pat and I visit The Empty Glass every time we are in Albufeira( virtually every night ). Carlos is such a wonderful host and a true gentleman. I have never seen anybody work as hard and yet stay so calm and welcoming to...More

1  Thank baileychris
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We tend to avoid the crowds on the lower part of the strip, and found this lovely bar on the upper strip. Carlos is Portuguese and has over 40 years experience of bar work. He speaks fairly good English, cheerful, he even accepts requests for...More

Thank Barry E
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Such a relaxing, chilled out place. We were here for some of the World Cup games and there was a great atmosphere in here without it being too busy. At night Carlos loves his music and will happily take requests from you, so you can...More

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Located at the top of the strip but well worth the walk if you want a grey atmosphere and drinks at great prices. We visited during the World Cup and watched the England V Tunisia game. Loads of screens and very friendly

1  Thank Elbow59
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Been several times over the years to visit Carlos. Very good sports bar for the football and in the evenings he plays, by request, music videos. Always quite busy with many regulars. Good measures and prices. Will be back !!

Thank DAGLIAL
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

So glad we found this little pub. Great owner for whom nothing is too much trouble. Lovely atmosphere, friendly, good prices. A little gem will definitely go again

Thank DebbiePriddle
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Just back from Portugal another great time in the empty glass a must visit great host and prices open till 4 plays all music on request and games room downstairs nothing is a bother for Carlos great host

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