The Lisbon neighbourhoods of Bairro Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real are the city’s liveliest nightlife districts. The bars that line the cobblestone warren that is Bairro Alto are characterised by eclectic nightspots, places like Cine Bairro, which serves great gin cocktails and screens classic movies. Just up the road is legendary Portas Largas, a landmark venue where many long nights begin. Likewise, Clube da Esquina is another perennial favourite with residents and visitors alike. The popular and wonderfully named Alface Hall (alface means lettuce in English) is where jazz and blues in played out on most nights. Wine lovers on the other hand should head for The Old Pharmacy Wine Inn. As the name suggests, this is a wine bar fashioned out of an historic chemists. A genuine holiday atmosphere pervades the boisterous Bali Bar, replete with hammocks and palm trees. Meanwhile, Maria Caxuxa woos customers with some funky B movie poster artwork and seriously strong shots. For a slice of arty boho straight out of leftfield, enter nearby Galeria Ze dos Bois, one of the city’s premier underground haunts. Up in Príncipe Real meanwhile is one of the Portuguese capital’s most celebrated watering holes, Pavilhão Chinês. A bizarre collection of curios and knick-knacks line the walls of this extraordinary homage to classic kitsch. For a more refined night out head over to the sophisticated Cinco Lounge, the award-wining cocktails are mixed with skill and finesse – a marvelous place to wind down after a night on the town!