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Pavilhão Chinês: eccentric decor

Quite possibly the strangest decorated bar I've ever been to - they like to call this place an "artifact museum."

Pavilhão Chinês hosts a collection of strange antiques and collectibles all crammed into a small area.

Drinks here are quite expensive, but it's worth even a short visit to scope out the decor. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, and service is quick. Extensive cocktail menu.

Mon-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 9pm-2am

Aug 29, 2006

Semsim Loja / Semsim Café: Crafts Shop and Bar

Semsim is a double spot: Shop and Bar.
It's in Bairro Alto and you can admire and buy local artists' creations, from jewelry to painting, from music to lamps.
You can simultaneously hang around or seat and enjoy a variety of teas, cocktails or other drinks, as you browse a selection of books, magazines and newspapers.
A great place to get in contact with what's going on in Lisbon.

Dress Code None what so ever.

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Jun 30, 2006

Fluid: Retro atmosphere

Fluid bar has an outstanding retro-modern decoration, but it's the music that makes a visit wothwhile.
A carefully planned DJ panel is monthly organised, which bring the sounds of hiphop, dub, disco, house, electro, retro, brasil, etc...

Dress Code None, although the bar is located in a more conservative and mainstream area (Santos). So you will find lot's of well-dressed people, but you will also find a smile in the bar workers if you are not!...

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Sep 01, 2004

Mexecafé: Crazy nights hosted by Zézé

In Bairro Alto, you can find a warm and electrifying bar, where you can almost inevitabely meet Zézé, the manager.
A very fun place to dance, enjoy, and have fun. Music ranges from electro to afro-brasilian and alternative trends...

Dress Code None, please.

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Sep 01, 2004
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Café Suave: Sounds good

In Bairro Alto, one more bar where the crowd extends out to the street.
It's a small place, where the decoration changes periodically, but the music remains the best. From Drum'n Bass to Brasilian grooves, it's a place not to miss.

Dress Code None whatsoever

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Sep 01, 2004

Quieter bars: Pavilhao Chines

Near Bairro Alto, there's an interesting bar, filled with bric-a-brac and all things imaginable. To get in, it's usually necessary to ring a bell - someone will eventually come along and open the door for you.
You can sip one one their many cocktails or teas and look around to have a look at all the stuff they keep there.

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Jul 29, 2004

No Name: Coolest Port Wine Bar

On a quiet street in Lisbon, you'll find this small port wine bar. It's almost the size of a closet,maybe a little bigger, and pretty much all they serve is port wine. It's a real local hangout. we went in there one night, and it was all locals, drinking port. It's a great experience.

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Oct 21, 2003

Great atmosphere: Hot places to try out

Hot places to experience and to be seen in Lisbon:

It is as sophisticated as can be decorated with beds of all sorts. The music is hip-hop, and the hits of the 80s and 90s. See and be seen, yea baby. Open Wednesday to Saturday, and try the vodka tonic. Rua do Norte, 86 (Bairro Alto)

Left is small, quiet and the place to be. It?s a big hang out for radio personalities and the best days are Fridays and Saturdays. "Left" serves lunch and dinner. It's open every night except Sunday. Largo Vitorino Damasio (a Santos)

This hot club is only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. DJs Daveed and Baratta crank the tunes. The best time to go is around 2 a.m. and they close at 6 a.m. Rua do Instituto Industrial, 6, Lisboa.

This is a great place to actually have a conversation. It?s calm with paintings on the walls. It?s open every day and a good place to be on Saturday around 1 a.m. The atmosphere is casual, and whiskey is the drink of choice. Avenida 24 de Julho, 116-118.

Don't forget that Lisboa's nightlife is considered these days to be amongst the best in Europe. Since local people love to go out, there are several areas to choose from and enjoy till dawn. The options and offers vary according to the individual tastes, but quality and fun are always a guarantee.

In the famously re-known Bairro Alto area you can find different styles of restaurants, Fado houses where you can savor the amazing local cuisine. Bars are generally open until 2 am. After that discos are a must, and are open until 6 am or even later.

Besides Bairro Alto you should also check out the bars and discos at Alfama, the Zona Ribeirinha (waterfront better known as Docas), The Jardim do Tabaco and the Nations Park areas

If you want, you can even go to Cascais and Estoril and have a good time at the numerous theatres, bars and street cafes. There is even the Casino do Estoril, one of the largest in Europe, where you can try your luck gambling, have dinner or watch a show

Mar 29, 2006
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Enoteca: Wine

The name of this bar means "wine collection" (or wine cellar). So it's a place where we can have some good wines and have some portuguese delicacies to go with it.
It's a small cosy place with some live music that goes from brazil to argentina. Nice for a good talk.
It's in the center of cascais.

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Mar 12, 2003

Quieter bars: The Oldest Bar in Lisbon

We were told that this bar was (one of?) the oldest bars in Lisbon est. 1910. The inside of this bar is amazing and is like no other that I've ever seen. There are separated "rooms" with memorabilia all over. There is a war room, a train/transportation room, mickey and betty boop memorabilia and so much more. In the back, there is also another bar and a couple of old pool tables that can be used. We didn't figure this out right away, but you have to ring the doorbell to get in and wait for someone to come and let you in! An amazing quieter bar to visit and see.

Dress Code Casual

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Jun 04, 2007

Quieter bars: Belem

The night life here depends entirely on the weather. On this occasion, the weather was very good for good evening walk, and there are very good restaurants around.

So I walk the entire pack, and ended up in a beautiful restaurant that serves good sea food.

Dress Code If it is cold, dress warm. But, for most of the restaurant in the Belem neighbourhood, its good to dress decent.

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Jul 24, 2005

Batido: Cool Bar, good music, nice bartenders

I believe the name of the bar I liked so much is Batido and I think it's on Rua do Rosa, but I could be wrong. In any case, it's near the outer end of Bairro Alto. I think the back part is a cafe, but the front is just a normal bar with really hip, sweet bartenders. There was always a live DJ when I went and the music was always good. As with anywhere you go in Portugal, order a Caipirinha!! I haven't been able to find a good Caipirinha since I got back to the States, so take advantage while you can!

Dress Code Hip, trendy and casual

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Dec 08, 2006

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