Hg2 : The Hedonist

Lounge Cafe

Buried at the bottom of the Elevador da Bica, near the seedy bars of Cais do Sodré, this unpretentious bar is favoured by students, nihilist artists and financially impaired intellectuals.

A battered velvet sofa and tatty lampshade self-consciously displayed in the rafters suggest a dishevelled comfort. The dimly lit room is the ideal place to nurse a melancholic pint while lamenting life’s woes. Discerning DJs spin a selection of disco, breakbeat and electro, although the crowd is mostly too cool or too jaded to dance.

At weekends, though, it’s an interesting place to people-watch and feel part of the alternative in crowd, however dwindling it might be. The spray-painted magic mushroom outside has become a local landmark.

Rua da Moeda 1,
Cais do SodrŽ
Opening Times
4pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
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