Restaurant/bar/cultural venue Casa Independente’s many rooms feel very small for the crowds that invade them on weekends. Based on this remark, as well as the many requests to hold private parties there, the venue expanded to the top floor of the building with Andar de Cima, a calmer space with more attentive service. The house’s extension has a bar with gin, whisky, rum and vodka cocktails, among which the vodka-blueberry Purple (€8.50) stands out. It’s perfect for dates where you don’t want to be too alone – in case you need an out, just go down to the first floor and hide in the crowd.
If on one hand it’s the place where typical fado was born, on the other it takes in more than 50 nationalities. What you get out of this is a powerful mix of sounds, flavours, and cultures.
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