NileGuide Expert Says:
The only bar in Lisbon to recreate a theatrical burlesque atmosphere.
Rua do Alecrim 19
10am-2pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sun
NileGuide Expert tip:
Check out the library. It'll raise your eyebrows.
This new café-bar is themed around an upscale bordello and is suitably furnished in crimson velvet, gilt-framed mirrors and dozens of prints and lithographs depicting burlesque girls in risqué poses. The attention to 19th-century period detail is outstanding and the low light ambiance is delightfully decadent. The bar offers a good selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails and the kitchen serves a modest selection of soups, snacks and meat and fish dishes. An adjoining salon hosts poetry recitals and literary events, with an emphasis on the erotic. There's also an old-fashioned style hairdressing salon on site. A ground floor stage is the venue for occasional fado concerts. © NileGuide 2011