Pink Street

In a not so distant past this pedestrian street used to hold some of Lisbon’s brothels and cabarets. A renewal project transformed the street into one of the hottest nightlife spots in the city. It will likely be packed on weekends and it is still lively even on days early in the week, so take your pick! The name comes from the actual color of the pavement which divides the two sides, filled with restaurants, bars, dancing clubs and cafes, mostly frequented by young adults. One of its most famous venues is the Pensão Amor (translates to “love guesthouse”), an old brothel now converted into one of the best spots on Pink Street. If you would rather have a more quiet evening, as quiet as it could be in such a buzzing street, try Espumantaria, a wine bar set in a former garage. On our latest visit to Lisbon we wanted to enjoy some Fado, a typically Portuguese singing genre, and we were quite surprised to find it at Povo on Pink Street. The Fado singer had the most outstanding voice and had us returning to Povo a few times. Music starts at 9:30 pm on some days of the week only. Take your time strolling around Pink Street and you will certainly find something that pleases and amuses you, as long as you bear in mind that the atmosphere is really vibrant and the young crowd can last till dawn! By the way, when asking for directions the street´s actual name is Nova do Carvalho and it is located near Cais do Sodre.

Rua Nova do Carvalho