Resuming on my series about Lisboa, we’ll stay in Bairro Alto, to visit the night-life. This is the place to be! Quiet during the day, but when it’s dinner time, the Portuguese get ready for wine and food.
Like mentioned in my previous post, do not go for dinner at the center squares. There are only high-priced, and low-service restaurants. Instead, rest in the afternoon, so you are fresh to start a great night in Bairro Alto!
The Portuguese have diner somewhen between 8PM and 9PM, so do not bother showing up at a restaurant at 6PM or 7PM, especially you, strict Dutchies! Only the touristic restaurants serve diner early, other restaurants do not open until 8PM.
The local cuisine is all about fish. Especially in June, where you will find barbecues with sardines on every street corner! The main meat courses are not as good as fish, and if you don’t like fat food: do not order a Portuguese steak. This is leathery meat (could as well have been a shoe sole), bathing in a lot of grease (literally as much as soup). My stomach could not handle that much grease and was restless for days after eating one.
And after dinner? There are many pubs and (cocktail) bars.
And when the night is done, you stroll to your hotel in empty streets…
Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for more on this gorgeous city!