Cais do Sodré offers too many great bars, clubs and pubs to know about them all in one single tour. A previous inspiration lists some of the best bars in the area, and now you can add a few more places worth checking out during your stay in Lisboa! During the evening and nighttime, there are all sorts of options and atmospheres to be found: traces of the old 'red-light district', established popular clubs and recent bars with original concepts. The nightlife of Cais can be spent partying, dancing, having a chilling time or even enjoying a book. It's up to you to choose, so go ahead and find your spots of choice!
In recent years, more and more bars have appeared with interesting ideas that break the mold of the typical nightclub. Take the opportunity to try something different! You have the chance to enjoy a great drink in an cool ambiance of study and literature, or dedicate the night to the virtuous world of beer, or go for something more artsy and visit an art gallery that is also a nightclub!
As you go along the streets of Cais do Sodré and see the (sometimes overwelming) crowd of people, keep in mind that this neighbourhood has a long history of nightlife activity! In older days, people from around the world would arrive at the nearby quay, merchant ships, travellers and other sailors, and then enjoy what the red-light district had to offer. Traces of this connexion with sailors, their legends, and the gathering of foreigners can still be found in some of the best bars around!
Remember that some of the best spots are not always in plain sight! Don't be shy to go about the area, away from the more popular center of nightlife, because you will always find new places worth stopping by. Fans of live music in particular, have plenty of options for the most varied tastes. You can find spots for a rock concert, burlesque shows in a cabaret-like setting, or let yourself free to the sound of african dance music!
Here you have it, another selection of fantastic bars to check out on your nighttime trip around the Lisboa center! I only have one more suggestion for you, and that is to pass by these spots during the day too, and not just the night. Take a stroll around Cais do Sodré to see what else its streets have to offer besides entertainment. You may be surprised!
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