Written by:Apple Languages
Date posted:April 20, 2007
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Studying in Lisbon? An insider’s guide to going out…

If you want to go out at night in Lisbon, there is no better place then Bairro Alto! This amazing part of the city has something for every taste!

I’d recommend you start the night at one of the Bairro Alto’s fantastic Portuguese restaurants. Whilst you’re eating, you can relax and listen to the popular live Fado music in the restaurant. I like the ‘Tasca do Chico’, ‘Café Luso‘ and ‘Adega Mesquita’. If you fancy something lighter, try a ‘francesinha’ or a ‘prego’ whilst listening to jazz music in ‘Capela’ pub!

Bairro Alto is also very well known for its alternative pubs, and the dramatic change it undergoes daily. By day, it’s a great place to shop, with plenty of shops offering traditional Portuguese products. By night, it is one of the most vibrant parts of the city! You just cannot afford to miss experiencing the Bairro Alto during your Portuguese course in Lisbon! Go out there – you’ll have a great time!

To listen to popular Portuguese and Latino Americana music, you should definitely not miss the ‘After-Eight’ pub. Or, try Bate Papo, a Brazilian pub, where you can drink your ‘caipirinha’ whilst enjoying the live music. And that’s not it! For the rock fans amongst you, go to the ‘ó Gillins Irish Pub’ or to the ‘Johnny Guitar’, where there are rock concerts almost every night!



  1. Juliette

    Thanks for the tips. I will be taking a Portuguese course in Lisbon in July and I’m very excited. I’m really looking forward to visiting Portugal.

    Posted April 27, 2007 at 6:59 pm
  2. Sarah

    I’m thinking of going to Portugal this fall but I can’t decide between Lisbon and Faro. I love city life, but I’m also looking for relaxation as well. I’d be interested to hear what your impressions of Lisbon are!

    Posted May 1, 2007 at 10:31 am
  3. Sofia

    Lisbon is a vibrant metropole with wonderful beaches nearby. Also if you want to go and visit the south you can get to Faro with the train and it will cost you just a couple of euros. Please make sure you travel during day time so that you see the peaceful Alentejo landscapes!

    Posted September 19, 2007 at 9:11 am
  4. Katherine


    My brother went to Lisbon this summer. Lucky him, fancy befriending a fellow student and being invited to stay at their place for free for 10 days.
    Never say going to university is not worth the effort.

    Anyone who wants to invite me? 🙂

    Posted November 22, 2007 at 10:06 am

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