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!