Unique bar ‘Pensão Amor’ (Pension Amor) Lisbon in former red light district Cais do Sodré: sailors, art, culture & 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 […]

Lisbon’s 1900s style bar Pavilhão Chines Bairro Alto: curiosities and kitch, bizarre & one of a kind!

A ‘must-see’ when you visit Lisbon! Once an old grocery store, this 1900s style bar, 10 minutes walk from  Bairro Alto ‘s nightlife is really unique! Pavilhão Chines Lisbon: one of the most interesting and unusual decorated bars I’ve ever seen! A good start to Lisbon’s nightlife. You have to ring the doorbell, like in […]

Traditional fado Lisbon: taverna ‘Tasca do Jaime’ (Fado Vadio), close to famous fleamarket ‘Feira da Ladra’ & no tourist trap

Enjoy the real fado while munching on freshly-fried cod pastries in the late afternoon in Tasca do Jaime, one of the most intriguing of Lisbon’s ‘tavernas’. Traditionally, the Fado houses are popular and a meeting spot for families and friends. Close to Lisbon’s legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’ ‘Tasca do Jaime’ taverna Lisbon: real fado […]

Favorite places in Lisbon: Cafe Noobai, viewpoint Adamastor, relaxed ambience, great music, hipsters & amazing views over the river Tejo!

What a view! Certainly one of the favorite places of many Lisbon locals and visitors of the city. The entrance of Cafe Noobai is located on Miradouro (viewpoint) de Santa Catarina, also known as Adamastor. Cafe Noobai, view from the wonderful terrace overlooking the Tagus River This bar and restaurant in Lisbon is certainly worth a visit […]

Portugese Food & Drink: Portugalia & Cervejaria’s, traditional beer houses and seafood restaurants in Lisbon

A Cervejaria is a ‘beerhouse’, where beer is produced (or used to be produced) and where you can eat as well. There are many cervejaria’s around Lisbon and the quality of the food is normally very good. ‘Portugalia’ restaurant on Avenida Almirante Reis (near Praça do Chile). Most Cervejaria’s have restaurant and a bar where […]

A brief introduction to the gay bars in Bairro Alto Lisbon & Gay Clubs and Parties

Bairro Alto is a fantastic old neighbourhood in the center of the city. One of the oldest parts of town. Literally, Bairro Alto means ‘High neighbourhood’, as it is on top of one of the seven hills of Lisbon. It is a maze of narrow streets streets filled with old fashion and charming grocery stores […]

Clubs: World famous club in Lisbon ‘Lux Fragil’, unique river Tejo location, trendy hot spot & John Malkovitch

Many experts say this is one of the best clubs in Europe. A three floor building on a unique location along the river Tejo, near train station Santa Apolónia. After his succes with the Bairro Alto club Fragil, Manuel Reis used his experiences in creating this trendy hot spot together with associate John Malkovitch (yes, […]