Posts tagged Pre-Dinner Drinks
Image by @elric_petit

Image by @elric_petit

A hole-in-the-wall that happens to be a national monument, this TINY bar can only hold 1 person at a time and only serves 1 thing: the Ginjinha cherry liquor. When ordering, the locals use the code: "with" or "without" (cherries), and "1" or "2" (how many!) - go "with" and "2"!
Grab your choice and join the locals on street to begin your evening as they have since 1840.

Praça Dom Pedro IV 71
1100 026, Lisboa

Image by @fabio304

Image by @fabio304

Palácio do Chiado is one of the most beautifully decorated buildings I've seen. One level of the palace is an every-day food-court good for burgers and salads at lunch. The top floor however, is jaw-dropping. Originally the salons of the palace, it now hosts 3 different restaurants. One sushi restaurant, one Champagne room, and one Charcuterie room with Portuguese wine pairings.  Giant gold lion hanging from the ceiing? Check. Stunning oils gracing every wall? Check. All the Champagne and nibbles you could ask for? Double check. You'll feel like royalty. 

Rua do Alecrim 70,
1200-018 Lisboa

Photo by @ophelielovesyou

Photo by @ophelielovesyou

One of the best things happening right now in Lisbon is the conversion of some classic buildings into new public spaces. Embaixada (the "Embassy", one of the building's former lives) is a beautiful Nouveau-Arabian palace from the 19th century that now contains independent shops and a great Gin Bar called "Gin Lovers". Gin is having a huge resurgence in Portugal, and their assortment of gins, including Portuguese ones, can't be beat. The shops range from great traditional craft to the "Armando Cabral" flagship, the Portuguese male-supermodel's new shoe brand, a favorite with US sports stars.

Praça do Príncipe Real 26,
1250-184 Lisboa