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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Docas

    by anatlc Updated Aug 24, 2005

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    Docks outside of Lisbon. Was here just once and it was quite late, 4 or 5 am (or is that very early?) after Bairro Alto got a bit empty. You need a taxi to get here, costs something like 4 or 5 euro if I remember correctly. It was packed. We were told that was the reason why Bairro Alto gets empty at 4 am. Cos everyone comes here.

    Its a nice place during the day too.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Bairro Alto

    by anatlc Written Aug 23, 2005

    During the day these streets are quite empty (or where we there in the wrong time of the day) but at night ... oh la la. Its packed with people from everywhere. Standing outside and drinking reminded me of how we party at home LOL with a little exception ... drug dealers every few metars.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Presidential lodge

    by Toyin Updated Jul 24, 2005

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    President house

    Its good to see the neighbourhood where the Portuguess president reside. There are virtually no sign of security here and one can even have a peep at Mr President ..lol!

    Most of the expensive restaurants were located very close to his house...I dont know why that was the case.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Balam Area

    by Toyin Updated Jul 24, 2005

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    Hmmmm!

    As I said, the walk around Balam is very romantic and facinating in the evenings. The water front and floating restaurants here are a must visit for dinner.

    What I recommend is for tourist to visit this place during the summer period, and book everything from hotels and touristic places in good time.

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    Bairro Alto District: Hidden In The Twisty Little Alleys

    by kidkilowatt Updated Apr 4, 2005
    Fireworks: nightlife in Bairro Alto

    The Bairro Alto district is the place to go for nightlife of all kinds. Take the elevador de Gloria up the streep hill into the Bairro Alto district, pick a street to turn down and then enjoy the night. Among the offerings of the Bairro Alto district are hip bars, live music- including fado and jazz, restaurants and shops. Do be a little careful late in the night and try to follow the crowd and music because there are some quieter streets that we found that seemed a little sketchy, but for the most part the Bairro Alto is the place to be. If you want to be a midnight shopper, head there as well! We were wandering around at 10 at night and shops were just opening their doors for customers (this was New Years Day, so I don't know if that is a one day thing or an all the time thing). One of the best streets to check out is the Rua do Diário de Notícias 3. This district is lots of fun and the party goes on throughout the evening (trust me- we could hear it ever so fainly from our hotel room)

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Bairro Alto- there is nothing like it

    by chemgirl Updated Jan 14, 2005

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    The morning after

    The Bairro Alto- I want to be buried there!!!

    If you're young and fairly liberal minded then this is a heaven for you. Everyone is smiling, everyone wants to say hi to you. Make yourself popular by carrying Rizlas- you will be asked for them about 300 times a night and it's a good way to make friends!!

    The Bairro Alto also houses the Lisbon gay scene, there are a lot of lesbians in lisbon!! If this offends you then don't even bother going, just stay at home and have no fun on your own.

    The best places to drink (excuse me if I get the names a bit wrong, I've forgotten how to spell them)
    Arroz Doce
    Portas Largas
    Finalmente (this is a hidden club for locals- ask people where it is you won't regret it)
    and the places opposite the kinda corrugated iron shack just a little bit up the road from Arroz Doce, expect an amazingly beatiful voiced man who does a 2 hour Brazillian set impromptu for free- mesmerising.

    Dress Code: NO dress code- wear anything. My favourite friend from the Bairro Alto wore a rainbow coloured string vest and really goggle-eye glasses.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Parque das Nacoes

    by AlPhilip Written Dec 23, 2004

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    This place is really great if you want to discover Lisbon's nightlife. It has bars, nightclubs, cyber cafes, restaurants all open until dawn. It has a very laid back atmosphere and prices are very reasonable compared to other parts of town like docas.
    This is not only a nightlife spot you can also come here during the day with your family. you'll also find a mall, concert halls, hotels and expositions (FIL) that vary every week, (http://www.fil.pt/SAPPortal).

    Dress Code: Casual

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    You can go to dinner to any...

    by DPando Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    You can go to dinner to any restaurant in ' Barrio Alto' in the hill over the Chiado. There are a lot of restaurants with singer artist who sing 'FADO', a very sweet and sad songs. Its magic!!!! while you are having dinner people sing and i swear you that its charming. Doesnt matter if you dont understand portugues, because its emotional songs. I dont have any word to define this emotion and this moment, I liked very much.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: 3 main areas

    by DrexelDragon Written Nov 19, 2004
    We weren't the only England supporters around.

    There are 3 main areas to go out at nite for eating, drinking, and getting fuzzy. They are the Bairrio Alto, the warehouse/docks district, and Parque do Nacoes.

    Parque do Nacoes is a bit touristy, but there are over 20 bars/restaurants from which you can choose. Great place to sit outside and have a beer while you watch people stroll by. Drinks aren't the cheapest you can find in Lisbon here, but you should at least go there once.

    The warehouse/docks area is where the clubs are. If you want to stay out til 9am then this is where you need to go. We found out that many people start off in the Bairrio Alto and go here around 2-3 in the morning. Don't go here before midnight. You'll probably be the only one there.

    The Bairrio Alto is the main area we hung out in. There were many places that we went. All of them are small, and people go inside, get a drink, then go back outside to hang out. If you're walking along, and you hear noise a couple blocks over then head there. It's where the action will be.

    Dress Code: Dress to impress.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: 3 main areas

    by DrexelDragon Written Nov 19, 2004

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    There are 3 main areas to go out at nite for eating, drinking, and getting fuzzy. They are the Bairrio Alto, the warehouse/docks district, and Parque do Nacoes.

    Parque do Nacoes is a bit touristy, but there are over 20 bars/restaurants from which you can choose. Great place to sit outside and have a beer while you watch people stroll by. Drinks aren't the cheapest you can find in Lisbon here, but you should at least go there once.

    The warehouse/docks area is where the clubs are. If you want to stay out til 9am then this is where you need to go. We found out that many people start off in the Bairrio Alto and go here around 2-3 in the morning. Don't go here before midnight. You'll probably be the only one there.

    The Bairrio Alto is the main area we hung out in. There were many places that we went. All of them are small, and people go inside, get a drink, then go back outside to hang out. If you're walking along, and you hear noise a couple blocks over then head there. It's where the action will be.

    Dress Code: Dress to impress.

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: 3 main areas

    by DrexelDragon Written Nov 19, 2004

    There are 3 main areas to go out at nite for eating, drinking, and getting fuzzy. They are the Bairrio Alto, the warehouse/docks district, and Parque do Nacoes.

    Parque do Nacoes is a bit touristy, but there are over 20 bars/restaurants from which you can choose. Great place to sit outside and have a beer while you watch people stroll by. Drinks aren't the cheapest you can find in Lisbon here, but you should at least go there once.

    The warehouse/docks area is where the clubs are. If you want to stay out til 9am then this is where you need to go. We found out that many people start off in the Bairrio Alto and go here around 2-3 in the morning. Don't go here before midnight. You'll probably be the only one there.

    Dress Code: Dress to impress.

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    Bairro Alto: The Quarter

    by brancolini Written Sep 1, 2004

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    Bairro Alto is an old quarter in Lisbon.
    It is one of the most crowded places at night, but it cannot be considered to be a mainstream spot, even though you'll find some places.
    It is mainly an alternative spot, with lots of different kinds of bars, restaurants, etc..
    You can find Fado clubs (Casas de Fado) and Retro-Punk clubs side-by-side, late handicraft shops facing hip-hop bars or street-wear shops.
    Must see...

    Dress Code: Executive Armani Suit, Leather sado-maso outfit, Flower-power dress, just your underwear,or anything else you can think of

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    The Bairro Alto

    by DrewV Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Dancing in the Bairro Alto

    It's not a spot, it's a district. Narrow streets sheltering bar after bar, club after club, packed with fun-seeking Lisboetas and cheap drinks. It's a great time. Whether your thing's dancing, live music, clubbing, or just drinking heavily, the Bairro Alto has something for you!

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    Neighborhoods for nightlife: Bairro Alto

    by rp6686 Written Jun 16, 2003

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    It's one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisboa. Plenty of restaurants and bars in its narrow and dark streets. There are options to all the preferences.
    Avoid to go to Bairro Alto alone as it can be *really* dangerous at night.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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    Bicaense: Bica

    by ginguba Written May 27, 2003

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    Another place to go is to Rua da Bica. It's a very cool street on a cool quarter. It's a very steep street, to go up people usually take this elevator that looks like a tram. I think it's closed by 12am, but the nice bars are just on top of the street and you can more simply get there from chiado area (no tough climbing). The Bicanense cafý, to your left when facing down the street, is the one i personally prefer. Dj music a small bar, but you can always take your drinks outside, and a dancing room.

    Dress Code: I don't think you'll ever see in my nightlife tips something other that: whatever! I don't like the kind of place where i have to be like others want me to. I like to be relaxed and confortable.

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