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Alface Hall

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Address: Rua do Norte 96 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-287, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 343 3293

Alface Hall... Alface Hall is the spot to relax and have a drink with your...

Alface Hall... Alface Hall is the spot to relax and have a drink with your friends!This cosy bar/café, that was once a newspaper print-house, was totally decorated with collectable items to create a unique environment.We invite you to listen to great music of our vinyl collection, while tasting the best Sgroppino in Portugal, accompanied by one of our famous toasts. Also Alface Hall is a cultural spot in Lisbon where you will be able to watch live shows of Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, and so much more. Bring your music talent .... we have JAM Sessionshope to see you here.....

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Great live music, party

We arrived just before the band started playing and glad we did because once the music kicked in the place just filled with people.I dont know who the band was on that night, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard C
Lac-Simon, Canada
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Lac-Simon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just before the band started playing and glad we did because once the music kicked in the place just filled with people.I dont know who the band was on that night, but the music was great and they had the place up and dancing and singing along in no time.They played from 9PM till midnight non stop.This bar... More 

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've tried a couple of live music bars and found this one to be the best. Shows start earlier than other places and seats are scarce so come early if you can. Otherwise, enjoy a crowded dance with the other tourists. Drinks are basic but inexpensive, and the atmosphere is informal and the band is at a reach.

Thank Tal M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

good vibes and great live music , best mojito in town , i´m from Lisbon and this place is for everybody , not just those franchise bars without caracter just for tourists

Thank João Maria G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This bar had live music a few nights I was in Lisbon. Bands varied, not the typical cover bands but more original (although playing covers not original music). On busy nights there's no seating, just standing room only. They sell a range of craft beers which I enjoyed trying! Worth a visit for sure!

Thank JamesLondonLondon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

How can you not miss this place with the people on the street trying to budge their way in. Great vibe with live music, but limited seating. Surprising the washrooms were clean for a hostel / bar environment. The drinks were good, but not enough to justify the high costs. Elsewhere is 1 Euro cheaper. It was fun for a... More 

Thank brenda p
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I'm probably quite piggy when it comes to music... This being said the live band playing here was absolutely terrible. The atmosphere was great however, so if you don't care for talented musicians and you like modern hits as well as classics, this is the place to go. We went here hoping for a nice jazz venue (as advertised) but... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I went to this place to have a beer and the atmosphere is very nice, people talking in the streets with their drinks, a band playing inside with good music. I just found the beer a bit expensive (5,5€) but it is the price for a night out.

Thank Raphael L
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for a drink in the very heart of Bairro Alto. Comfortable sofas and armchairs, great (and cheap!) beers and drinks. Incredible music! Very often also played live.

Thank noemicop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Visited here by chance and then came back the next night. Good band, a duo covering songs from the 60's up to today (better than it sounds). Good atmosphere, quirky furniture and decoration, strong mojitos. Had 2 good nights although the second got a little messy!

Thank Jimbo76
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I went here two nights in a row in Lisbon to see a wonderful band. The place was very busy and the atmosphere was great.

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