Casa do Livro
This café and bar provides a killer space to drink and mingle come dusk. It’s a classy joint with subdued lighting and antique looking furniture. The décor is similar to an old style cigar club, but ladies are obviously allowed inside. The vibe is not stodgy at all. A famous bookstore once occupied the premises and the current owners decided to keep the name.
Address: Rua Galeria de Paris 85
Hours: 09:00 to 03:00, closed on Sundays
Plano B is a funky place where art, dance and music are woven together into a kaleidoscope of expression. This fashionable spot is more than just a bar and club playing different styles of music. It’s an immersive cultural experience.
Address: Rua Cândido dos Reis 30
Hours: 20:00 to 02:00 during the week. At the weekend 16:00 to 04:00. Come early (late afternoon) to enjoy their café.
With some strong cocktails on hand, and skilled DJs spinning their grooves, this venue mixes cool art with an easygoing vibe. It’s been a popular nightspot for some time now, offering live music in addition to canned beats. Check out their website for more information about upcoming events.
Address: Rua Passos Manuel 178, forth floor
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 22:00 to 02:00. Friday and Saturday 22:00 to 04:00. The restaurant opens at lunchtime during the week.
Passos Manuel is a stylish place for people who like to hang out with the likeminded. The reddish interior is slightly retro. There’s a small venue inside for cinema, concerts and alternative arts.
Address: Rua Passos Manuel 137
Hours: Open until late
Pitch Clubs offers two floors of dancing on the trendy Rua Passos Manuel that will keep you amused for hours. Alternative and down tempo beats float by, working into their retro décor.
Address: Rua Passos Manuel 34
Hours: 22:00 to 06:00
The Twin’s franchise, which has a club in Foz do Douro and a club in Lisbon (near Docas), has opened up shop in Baixa. The classy interior seems to attract the ‘Foz’ crowd. The bar serves up some tasty cocktails, which you can dangle between your fingers while you weave across the dance floor.
Address: Rua Cândido dos Reis 12
Hours: Monday through Thursday 21:00 to 02:00. At the weekend 21:00 to 04:00