4 Oct, 2016

Sleuths of secret bars know that the best of the best share no clues and wallow in oxymorons of covertness. This Lisbon hangout is no exception and the subterfuge is even greater if Portuguese is not your first, second or third language. Some detective work and sign language may be in order before being directed to a scruffy, lonely, graffiti’d lift at the basement of a multi-storey car park. Hit the button for the top floor and spend a few minutes scanning some unintelligible elevator wall art and imagining scary movie scenes. That is until the doors snap apart and you are redelivered into the sunshine of Lisbon. A little out-of-body but definitely good out-of-body. This hip rooftop bar is a meandering space peppered by trees and shrubbery in between low-slung wooden seating and lounging. The warm people of Park are at hand to help you though an array of more-ish drinks and snacks. Hang a little over the side and you may see the snout of a VW Polo on the floor below which helps to set the context and the study in amusing contrasts. With the promise of a killer sunset view of the red-roofed city and the Tagus River, this is the spot to find a bay, pull up the handbrake and push your seat back for a seriously long stay.

Park Calçada do Combro, 58
Bairro Alto
Phone: +351 215 914 011
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday – 12:30 to 02:00 Sunday – 12:30 to 20:00

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