Pints are largely unheard of in Lisbon. Those seeking something more substantial than the standard 20cl thimbleful should head to one of the city’s Irish bars. O’Gilins is the oldest and easily the best of the lot. Friendly owner Connor has built up an international client-base of pint-hungry punters.
Imported beers on tap are a welcome alternative to the ubiquitous Superbock and Tagus brands and live sport is regularly shown. Traditional Irish bands perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and there’s a pub quiz on Sundays.
Customers are also treated to a fry-up and a cup of real tea (with milk) on Sunday mornings. It’s like a home from home. In fact, the only difference is the opening hours.