Pavilhão Chinês - Eating & Nightlife in Lisbon - LikeALocal Guide

Is it a bar or a
museum?

Pavilhão Chinês

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Why locals love it

An icon of Portuguese bars…or is it a museum? Chinês (Chinese) comes from the grocery store that existed before and that used to sell spices, teas, coffees and other delicatessens in early XX century, becoming a bar in 1986.

Why you should visit it

In a classic environment you will find five rooms with thousands of pieces: medals, tin soldiers, frames, mugs, cartoons, flags, busts, strollers, pieces of Bordalo Pinheiro (a much known Portuguese artist) and much more. And if you’re fond with snooker, the last room has two tables, being the only smoking room.

Special tip

You have a work of art in an 82 pages book, where you can choose one of 100 cocktails or just a tea (but still a lot of choices). Ring the bell.

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7 Comments

Words dont do this place justice. What a find! Thanks for the tip - we would have never sought this place out as it is very discreet from the outside.
shannon
Traveller
July 27, 2019
Not easy to find, but it's a good place to go for a drink and play pool
Frederico
Local
April 7, 2019
An Amazing restaurant and bar that you gotta visit here, it has a lot of different collections and figures inside, the atmosphere is great and the staff too.
Hugo
Local
March 9, 2019
It is a vintage bar where you can have a drink with your friends and chat without a mobile. But keep it on so you can use the camera: this bar is full with very old collections of everything... 😊
Margarida
Local
September 5, 2018
amazing coffee bar.. owner collect big collections all is life is like a musuem
Pf
Local
July 29, 2018

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