NileGuide Expert Says:
The combination of boutique and bar is the ace up the sleeve.
Rua Luz Soriano 18
Barrio Alto/Principe Real
NileGuide Expert tip:
On Saturday nights special themed shows are staged that plays wonders with the imagination!
Vintage clothing and retro accessories from the 1940s through to the '80s bedeck the "Ace of Spades". The store is set under a block stone arched ceiling that lends the place an antique character. Browse neat rows of seriously colourful skirts and shirts under shelves topped with sequinned clutch bags, old typewriters, bow ties that resemble butterflies, quaint berets and blood red Doc Marten boots. The Bésame Cosmetics range and costume jewellery hark back to the golden age of Hollywood. After dark, boutique becomes bar, all candlelit and flirty. At weekends, prepare to be entertained with naughty Burlesque and good old rock 'n' roll.
Image: Paul Bernhardt