|Venue name:||Tejo Bar|
Beco do Vigário, 1A
|Opening hours:||10pm-2am daily|
|Transport:||Bus 12E, 28E|
An alternative, informal place with a handful of tables with low seats and shelves loaded with books and board games. Its Brazilian owner, nicknamed Mané do Café, is an amateur artist, novelist and poet, and presides over daily readings. Anyone may strum the house guitar (don't applaud: patrons instead rub their hands together to show their appreciation, thus minimising noise). The bar has many regulars - who help themselves to drinks, noting down what they've taken - but it's also a magnet for students and musicians. Mané is incapable of throwing people out, so the place sometimes closes after 5am.