Articles for Nightlife

Vintage is the Fashion

Vintage is the Fashion March 19, 2012 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Vintage fashion and the retro look are a perfect fit in Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s offbeat bohemian quarter. The scruffy-chic maze of cobblestone streets, blind alleys and terraced patios provides refuge for the alternative, a safe-haven for the different and a cure for the non-conformist. Here you can...

The best Irish pubs in Lisbon

The best Irish pubs in Lisbon January 21, 2012 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
By far the best Gaelic watering hole in Lisbon is O’Gílíns, located near the city’s Cais do Sodré railway station. This lively venue is an original Irish pub – the proprietor, Conor O’Gílín hails from Dublin. It’s been pulling them in since 1995 and is hugely popular with a predominantly...

Dining to know you

Dining to know you December 22, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Lisbon is fun, flirty and infatuating and if love is on the menu, these five romantic restaurants will put passion on your plate. Tavares Rico © Image: www.paulbernhardtphoto.com A Michelin star shines over Lisbon’s – and Portugal’s – oldest restaurant. Founded in 1784, this refined establishment...

Having a grape time in Lisbon – the best city wine bars

Having a grape time in Lisbon – the best city wine bars December 16, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Wine lovers are in for a treat in Portugal. The country’s geographical position, agreeable climate and contrasting landscape make it ideal for cultivating a huge variety of indigenous grapes, nurtured in lush vineyards that embroider the length and breadth of the nation. Indeed, Portuguese wine is...

Lisbon’s café society

Lisbon’s café society December 12, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Percolating throughout the Portuguese capital is a myriad of cafés and teahouses as ubiquitous and appealing as the rich and aromatic beverage itself. So why not blend your love of caffeine with some of the best cafés in Lisbon? Café Versailles © Image: www.paulbernhardtphoto.com Sweet-toothed traditionalists...

Pasta, pizza, perfect. The best Italian cuisine.

Pasta, pizza, perfect. The best Italian cuisine. November 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
The colourful and eclectic Lisbon restaurant scene is recognised as one of Europe’s most exciting and diverse. Adding a deliciously rich and tempting flavour to the pot are several Italian restaurants noted for the variety of their menus, choice of ingredients and quality of dishes – la dolce vita...

Risqué business: Love comes to town

Risqué business: Love comes to town November 23, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
The latest café-bar to open in Lisbon is straight out of the bawdy era of burlesque. Pensão Amor draws on the naughty but nice image that defined theatrical striptease in the mid-19th century. © Image: www.paulbernhardtphoto.com Occupying a site where a bordello once stood, this former house of ill...

Top 10 Things To Do in Lisbon

Top 10 Things To Do in Lisbon October 25, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
The vibrant cosmopolitan melting pot that is Lisbon affords the visitor all kinds of opportunities to experience a wealth of must sees – anything from cherished historical monuments and modern, wow factor installations, to quirky cafés, revered restaurants and even novel modes of public transport. To...

Midnight menus – late-night dining in Lisbon

Midnight menus – late-night dining in Lisbon September 30, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Lisbon likes to stay up late, especially at weekends. The Portuguese think nothing of eating out well into the evening, and the county’s capital serves up a fantastic choice of restaurants, many of which cater for lingering late-night appetites. www.paulbernhardtphoto.com At Speakeasy they like to...

Darwin’s Café – the origin of good taste

Darwin’s Café – the origin of good taste September 20, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Modern design concepts and creative gastronomy have always fused together well, and at one hot new Lisbon restaurant this union is further enhanced by the fact that it’s incorporated within the premises of one of Portugal’s most respected research institutions. Darwin’s Café is named after Charles...