A Night Out in Lisbon

A Night Out in Lisbon

What better to do in Lisbon, #Portugal after a stressful flight from London, than imbibe in all the #foodanddrink possible? We didn't have to work too hard to accomplish this, as the city has an #active bar and restaurant scene, and there are tons of places to enjoy wine and tapas - and maybe even a stellar view to boot.


It was mid-May, and we literally almost lost our flight to Lisbon (London and the crazy traffic jams, but that’s another story).

Once you land, it’s all easy. Do you want to get to the city cheap and fast? Voila, of course, why not! Take the Metro, red line straight from the airport to a friend’s home. Now, let the fun begin!

 Now, let the fun begin

Lisbon Lisbon's beautiful night sky 
Lisbon 

The first night out had to start with drinks and a nice sunset view, so we headed to Park – once the boring rooftop of a car park, now a quirky cocktail bar with a kick.

The first night out had to start with drinks and a nice sunset view, so we headed to Park 
Lisbon Lisbon's beautiful night sky 
Lisbon's beautiful night sky 

A good selection of cocktails (average prices), it was a bit overcrowded and that’s surely due to the splendid view from above. Tip: Come earlier to make sure you catch a front row table to get the best of it (especially on the weekend).

Quirky cocktail bar in Lisbon 
Quirky cocktail bar in Lisbon 
Quirky cocktail bar in Lisbon 
Quirky cocktail bar in Lisbon 
Quirky cocktail bar in Lisbon 
Quirky cocktail bar in Lisbon 

One of our local friends took us to our second stop - Artis, a wine and tapas bar in Barrio Alto. We had a few glasses of local, Portuguese wine and a good range of reasonably priced small petiscos (also known as tapas). 

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The tapas were simply amazing – flaming chorizo (a vegetarian can tell from the smell), Galician style octopus, patatas bravas (maybe not the most Portuguese dish but still delicious), bacalhau (cod fish), sardines and shrimps in garlic sauce.

Tapas Bar in Barrio Alto 
Tapas Bar in Barrio Alto 
The tapas were simply amazing

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And for a perfect ending to the night, we stopped at Pensao Amor, a former old brothel with lots of hidden rooms and awesome cocktails. This bar is a complete maze with drapes and velvet all over the place. Highly recommended, as they also have a lovely terrace.

Bom divertimento!

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