Bairro Alto at night: hotspot ‘A Capela’ famous bar in Lisbon & owner Pedro Silva

Rua da Atalaia, Bairro Alto  in Lisbon at 02:00. Balcony view from Trendy 2-bedroom , for rent in the heart of this area for people who love nightlife

Bairro Alto by night Rua da Atalaia4

Bairro Alto in Lisbon is posssibly one of the best spots in Europe for a night out!

Wander through the lanes of bars, fado houses and clubs – every night hundreds of people are drinking mojitos and cheap beer out of plastic cups, listening to everything from samba to African rhythms, but mainly electro and techno.


‘A Capela’ is one of the most popular bars in Lisbon’s heart of funky bars and restaurants.

Of what was once a chapel (Capela) only some stones remain.

Bairro Alto Bar Capela Pedro Silva

Owner and DJ Pedro Silva

Club and wine bar ‘A Capela, Rua Atalaia, 45 Lisbon. The eclectic selection of musical combines the environmental sounds of electronic music, dub, groove with the classics of all time, from Madonna to Kraftwerk.

Miguel Sá, Nuno Bernardino, Pedro Silva, Luis elgris Paul NUPI, Fernando fadigaz Pregal and Rui Cunha, among others, are responsible for the sound quality. Open every day. Monday to Thursday: 18:00 to 02:00, Friday and Saturday: 18:00 to 03:00 Sunday: 18:00 to 2:00 a.m.


Everyday in A Capela there’s a different DJ, mainly electronic music but very eclectic and super competent.

Check it on Pedro’s myspace website

Bar A Capela Lisbon Rua Atalaia June 2009

Bairro Alto district, Rua da Atalaia, in June.

June is the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints, a mix of religion and sex). The Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center.

Lisbon Bairro Alto nightlife Rene

Bairro Alto, August 2009, Lisbon.Picture: René van Gijn

Bairro Alto Lisboa nightlife in Lisbon5

Bairro Alto Lisbon. Picture: René van Gijn

‘A Capela’ bar on Facebook

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Picture: René van Gijn

I love Bairro Alto

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  3. 23 February 2009
    This is the best bar I have been in Lisbon; the combination from super relaxing dance music and the very nice people behind the bar makes this the best Bar in Town, you do not want to fail to spot.
    I also did meet the owner Pedro Silva, he is a very nice and open person, and he has the best Protégées Wine and Port in his bar.
    I want to thank Pedro and his team, for giving me and my friend’s a very good time.
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