Archive for the 'Bars' Category

Trendy square Intendente Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, hidden lovely loveseat, Top Ten façades & Bar & Bistro ‘Josephine’

If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit wonderful Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria, formerly a place of prostitution and drugs. Nowadays this place is very popular. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 Trendy place & beautiful historic buildings Square Largo do Intendente, located in the […]

Lisbon LX FACTORY: weekly 2nd hand & hippie chic market, shops, Arts center, cool restaurants, 25 April Bridge & Madeira bread

LX FACTORY Lisbon: an abandoned industrial site has been turned into a creative, cultural and gastronomic area in restored factory buildings. Here, the past and present converge in a wonderful way! LX factory in Lisbon: ‘big trash animals’ a series of street art ‘Let’s bring nature back to the city – join the movement’ created by Bordalo II Built […]

Gastrobar ‘Rio Maravilha’ Lisbon: disappointing experience :-( , breathtaking views Tagus river & LX old factory buildings

New gastrobar Rio Maravilha (Wonderful River) is situated on the fourth floor of one of the old ‘LXfactory’ buildings in the Alcântara (‘bridge’ in Arabic) district in Lisbon, surrounded by huge windows overlooking the Tagus river, the 25 April bridge and the Cristo Rei statue . Gastrobar Rio Maravilha Lisbon & wonderful view 25 April bridge from a formerly […]

Rooftop Restaurant Bar ‘TOPO’ Lisbon facing popular square Martim Moniz: stunning city center views, surprising dishes & late night open air bar

There ‘s a gem in Lisbon with spectacular city views from the top of a shopping center: rooftop restaurant/ bar ‘Topo’ (Top) facing the popular square Martim Moniz. View from restaurant/bar ‘Topo’ : square Martim Moniz Lisbon &  Castle of São Jorge Located on the top floor of the shopping center at square Martim Moniz, this space was once […]

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (first fado singer) & spontaneous fado performance

Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja!  Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. You can taste it in many places in Lisbon. I love this little cafe in the historic area of Mouraria: ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ (friends of Maria Severa, considered as the first fado singer). Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria […]

Fado restaurant ‘Maria da Mouraria’ Lisbon: pure Portuguese fado music and traditional food in Maria da Severa’s former house, first fadista & femme fatale

A city break to Lisbon is not complete without a night with fado, the melancholy Portuguese music. Avoid most of the Fado houses in area Bairro Alto; what you’ll hear has nothing to do with pure fado. You pay too much, and also the food is too overpriced! Good fado has its home in historical areas Alfama or […]

Bar “da Velha Senhora” (Old Lady’s bar) Lisbon: burlesque performances, glittering revue, fado, petiscos & the day ‘barefoot diva’ Cesária Évora died

If you like burlesque performances, glittering revue shows and cabaret a must-go place is bar “da Velha Senhora” (Old lady’s bar) in Lisbon! Video: ‘Hallooooooooooooooooooo!”  2 beautiful ladies invite you to enjoy the show Bar ”da Velha Senhora” Cais do Sodré, Lisbon While eating traditional Portuguese snacks (“petiscos“) you can enjoy various artistic performances. This bar is in the same typical Portuguese […]

Unique bar ‘Pensão Amor’ (Pension Amor) Lisbon in former red light district Cais do Sodré: sailors, art, culture, pink street & pole dance

Rua Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, located behind the famous market near the river Tagus, was for decades known as a street in the city’s red light district with bars named after northern European capitals (like Copenhagen,  Oslo or Roterdão , Rotterdam) to attract the sailors who stepped off their boats here. Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon: wonderful drawings on the walls of […]

Trendy Bar/Cafe “Sol e Pesca ” Cais do Sodré Lisbon: Portuguese canned fish decoration, Muxama & antique fishing memorabilia

Portugal is famous for the beautiful coloured tin cans of tuna, squid and sardines from the brands Pinhais, Tricana or Ramirez. Tin cans serve as wall decoration in cafe/bar “Sol e Pesca ” (Sun and Fishing), but are also intended for consumption. A nice idea! Cafe/bar “Sol e Pesca“, Lisbon decorated with lovely coloured fish tin cans This […]

Portas do Sol Alfama Lisbon: lovely lounge terrace, cool and stylish cocktail bar & Santa Luzia, famous Tagus river viewpoints (miradouros)

Terrace ‘Portas do Sol’ (Gates to the Sun) has opened his doors in October 2009, in Lisbon’s historical center, close to the famous viewpoint (miradouro) with the same name, at Largo das Portas do Sol.  A new terrace coffee , cocktail bar and restaurant, designed in a way to make full use of its exceptional location. The lounge […]