Bairro Alto is a picturesque working class quarter dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city’s bohemian haunt of artists and writers. These days it has become the party nucleus of Lisbon with hundreds (if not thousands!) of partygoers celebrating the night till the early morning. Behind colorful and graffiti-ridden façades is a variety of traditional and international restaurants, tourist-packed hostels, and a multitude of bars and alternative shops that stay open until late at night.
Throughout the week, and especially on weekends you’ll find people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles bar-hopping through the cobbled lanes or standing outside with a drink in hand enjoying the city’s usual mild nights. One of our personal favorites is Park Rooftop, one of the best rooftop terraces in town with a stunning view of the 25 de Abril Bridge. Want to taste some of the best mojitos in Lisbon, head over to Maria Caxuxa. If you’re looking for a good conversation paired with great portuguese products Artis Winebar is the place for you. Here all riches from all corners of Portuguese wine production come to light accompanied by light meals and interesting people. The culinary highlight is the traditional sausage, roasted in flames at your table.