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.
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
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.
Bairro Alto, August 2009, Lisbon.Picture: René van Gijn
Bairro Alto Lisbon. Picture: René van Gijn
‘A Capela’ bar on Facebook
Picture: René van Gijn