The steel-framed doors that form the back-alley entrance to this Lisbon club W can be slightly disconcerting; the over-oiled and super-slick doormen are even more unwelcoming. But, rest assured, once inside the mood is much lighter.
Large steel pillars and soft ceiling lights provide ample seclusion, while leather sofas can be occupied for hours on end. The music veers from R&B to pop house, along with the age range of customers.
Expect a road-block on Wednesdays, when groups of over-styled and under-dressed teenage girls take advantage of ladies’ night. Gentlemen can expect to pay anything up to €30 – there’s no equality of the sexes here! Many, salivating on arrival, are happy to part with their cash. The real party takes place on a Sunday night, when the club opens specially for other workers in the nightlife sector unable to let loose on any other night.