At once a restaurant, rooftop bar and club, Silk Club in Lisbon’s Chiado neighbourhood is all things to all night owls. Well, not all. This is, in fact, one of the more exclusive night spots in the city. There’s a strict guest list so if you’re not with (or happen to know) one of the city’s elite, make sure you make a reservation in advance if you hope to partake in the festivities.
And what festivities there are to be had. Found on the top floor of one of the neighbourhood’s tallest listed buildings, Silk Club has an open-air terrace with almost 270-degree panoramic views of the city where you can while the night away under the stars. The Mística and Rui Avelar-designed interior spaces are sleek and stylish, as only befits a private club where the city’s beautiful come to dance, drink and dine. Speaking of the dining: Silk Club also offers a menu of delectable Japanese cuisine, ranging from light bites like edamame and oysters to hearty mains (Kobe beef, anyone?) and desserts.
And it won’t surprise you to hear that, with the Atlantic Ocean almost within spying distance, the sushi and sashimi here is startlingly fresh and, as an added bonus, creatively and expertly prepared. For those on a night out with friends, nothing quite says decadence than starting proceedings with one of the Moriawase (sharing platters) and a bottle of bubbly as you watch the sun go down.