Happily up and down the streets
A Peruvian cocktail with a view to an art installation or a Spritz among comic books? Perhaps you are more the hip-hop type. Whatever kind of night crawler you are, there is something for you in Lisbon’s party neighbourhood.
It was once the place to go out at night in Lisbon. Meanwhile, it lost its popularity, but didn’t lose its fun. If you’re starting your night at Príncipe Real we suggest you begin the tour by visiting El Clandestino (Rua da Rosa 321) to savour tequila cocktails, margaritas, and pisco sours: Mexico and Peru meet in this restaurant/bar, among tacos and ceviches. Can you see the small colourful houses stacked on the walls? It’s called “Favela Digital” and it’s an art installation.
On the other hand, if you departure from Largo Camões, then perhaps it’s best to start your evening on the other side of the street, at Tasca Mastai (Rua da Rosa 14). They serve snacks such as bruschettas, salads, toasts and Italian appetizers like Spritz – in the midst of all this, you can see the best of comic books and comic illustration on the shelves and on the walls. Next stop: ZDB (Rua da Barroca 49). It not only holds exhibitions and performances but also experimental music concerts. Take a look at the programme and go up the stairs to have a drink at 49 da ZDB – the bar is LGBT-friendly, but it invites everyone to go in and go ecstatic with the DJ sets. Can you feel the rhythm? It’s O 36 (Rua Luz Soriano 36), that you’ll want to meet, given that it’s one of the best places in the city to listen to hip-hop. The best new artists perform here and they also have thematic DJ set nights. Head to Cheers Pub & Disco (Rua da Atalaia 126) might as well be the place where you’ll end the night. On weekends it opens until 4 AM with DJ’s and live music.