Type: Bar, Late Night / After Hours, Nightlife District
This is one of the most unusual bars in the city. With an interior decorated with an astonishing variety of collectibles, curious and bric-a-brac, the "Chinese pavilion" resembles a museum, a fact... Read More
This is one of the most unusual bars in the city. With an interior decorated with an astonishing variety of collectibles, curious and bric-a-brac, the "Chinese pavilion" resembles a museum, a fact that makes a night here totally unique and wonderfully absorbing. The pub's warren of rooms and salons are lined with floor-to-ceiling glass display cabinets neatly crammed with antique toys, ceramic Toby jugs, Flamenco fans, all manner of mantle clocks, china bulls and artists' palettes. The overall theme, however, is military. Hanging in formation above the bar are model biplanes, jets and WWII bombers. Rows of miniature battleships line shelves above officers' caps and sheathed daggers pinned to the walls. And guarding all this are thousands of carefully painted lead soldiers – infantry and cavalry – all standing to attention. There's a pool hall located at the rear of the premises, but players often find themselves in a bemused state of distraction such is the allure of the contents in this fascinating watering hole.
Rua Dom Pedro V 89-91
+351 21 342 4729
- Daily 6pm-2am
- Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Bars: "The doors open around 6pm, when you can order tea or coffee and take it all in at leisure."
- Best for Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Bars Because: A totally unique slice of Lisbon nightlife. Nothing else comes close in terms of decor, and exhibits.