After dinner every night starts in Bairro Alto. Countless little bars cover the narrow streets of the “upper barrio”. Only with bad weather people actually stay inside the bars. The action is in the streets.
In best Bali style flying vendors will try to sell you everything from sunglasses to veggie burgers and drugs. But don’t get too excited. You wont score and real drugs, but you will get you robbed.
When the doors in Kairo Alto close around 1 or 2 the party at Cais de Sodré starts. 5 minutes by foot down towards the river the clubs open until early morning.
Pensão d’Amor used to be a brothel and is now one of the best decorated bars in town. A must see.
The best club in town is still Lux where all the big DJs play. Show up in the company of some females, man.
In most Portuguese clubs you don’t need to be well dressed. Black shoes are not a must, but don’t show up like a bum.
And no matter where in Lisbon: Don’t walk home alone. Taxis are cheap.