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While hip areas have come and gone in Lisbon, the Bairro Alto remains the city’s perennially best destination for a good night out. From live jazzat the Páginas Tantas to DJ sets in a former palace at the Galeria Zé dos Bois, Culture Trip have picked the best spots to go for a night out in the area.
A tight grid of cobbled streets sloping down towards the river, the ‘high district’ is packed with bars and clubs, mostly smallish venues on the ground floor of historic townhouses. It’s relatively sedate before midnight, then the bars eventually start to fill up. People drink and dance into the early hours, with many revellers spilling out onto the narrow streets. There is no shortage of places to try.