A long standing favourite nightspot is The Jailhouse, one of Carvoeiro's oldest bars. The Jailhouse was popular in the 1960's with music legends such as Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Cat Stevens, Ronnie Scott, Donovan, Lulu and Cliff Richard. Now over 50 years later it has lost none of its charm.
Still very popular with musicians the owner Roger Benou is a veteran of the music industry. By pooling his enviable network of artists and performers, the Jailhouse has an incredibly varied programme of live music every night, including blues, rock, fusion, afro-funky and disco nights, as well as ladies’ nights and the twice-weekly gigs of ex landlord Jailhouse Dave whose music, jokes and friendly banter earned him a huge following over the 15 years that he run the bar. They even manage to crowbar in the odd ‘jam session’ when members of the audience are encouraged to get up on stage & do a song or two.
As for the venue itself, The Jailhouse is made up of a Moroccan lounge theme featuring authentic cushions, lamps, shishas and other details complementing the music-themed wall art. The main room is home to the stage, there is a further mezzanine lounge area, a covered outdoor terrace with a pool table and an outside terrace with added seating. And like the venue and the music programme, the clientele itself is equally varied. The Jailhouse caters for young and old alike, including families, teenagers, tourists and locals, from live music-lovers to party-goers, until the early hours of the morning.