The 5 best cocktail bars in Lisbon
1) Cinco Lounge
Dave Palenthorne came from the UK to Lisbon a few years ago and set out to revolutionise the city’s cocktail scene, which was very dull at the time of his arrival. His Cinco Lounge is still in the forefront of the local cocktail culture, and it is a true temple for connoisseurs and aficionados.
2) Red Frog
This cocktail bar was based on the American speakeasies of the 1920s and, to add to the theme, there even is a secret room that can be accessed by pushing a wall. The cocktail list has been made up by London Nightjar’s Marian Beke, who is responsible for the English bar’s presence on the list of the best bars in the world.
3) Gin Lovers
Gin Lovers is a well-rounded concept that encompasses the world’s first magazine dedicated to gin, a highly informative website, a couple of shops,
a line of merchandising (kits to prepare drinks at home, etc.), and this bar located inside the Embaixada Concept Store in Príncipe Real.
The cool 9Hotel Mercy in Chiado houses this Tea Cocktail Bar that offers two different concepts: a modern tearoom during the day and a cocktail bar at night. All cocktails blend alcohol and tea, giving the drinks a new layer of tastes and aromas that is sure to entice the senses.
5) Matiz Pombalina
This bar is located in the posh residential area of Lapa and occupies the ground floor of an 18th-century building. It is true to the feel of days gone by, with old tile panels and baroque-style furnishings throughout its rooms. The sound of blues, soul, bossa nova and jazz plays softly in the background.
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