What a better name for a bar than “THE BAR” meaning “THE place to be”. Well today I will introduce you to our partner, Teresa Ruiz who owns this place.
With its laid back environment and chill vibes, people gather in this bar of Principe Real to enjoy a fresh beer or a great cocktail (Margaritas are a MUST try). Opened in April 2017, it is already a must-do in Lisbon. The owner will make sure you are having a good time and you will want to come back all the time!
We asked Teresa a few questions about her space and life in Lisbon:
What is THE BAR about?
I wanted people to be comfortable, to have a casual place, somewhere for people to hang out and drink great drinks in a relaxed cool setting. I also wanted to bring together two things I really love: neon and street art. Portugal has some amazing street artists and I wanted to use the bar to showcase that, I was also lucky enough to come in contact with one of the oldest Lisbon based neon crafts men, to handcraft the neon sign for the bar.
What is your typical customer?
It’s a good mix of locals and tourist, which is great. Everybody can feel comfortable at The Bar.
What are your personal hot spots of Lisbon?
I am a HUGE beach lover. Here are my favorites:
– São Pedro do Estoril
– São Joao do Estoril
– All Caparica Coast (Meco is my favorite)
As an Art fan, here are the places where I like to hangout:
– CCB: Centro Cultural de Belém
– Underdogs Gallery
– Gulbenkian Museum
My go-to places for eating in Lisbon:
– Taberna das Flores (Portuguese restaurant)
– Chutnify (Indian restaurant)
– Ramiro (Fish restaurant)
And my favorite nightlife places:
– The Lounge: Great night bar in Cais de Sodré.
– Incognito: Hidden club in São Bento.
– A Capela: Cosy bar in Bairro Alto with great music.
Go check it out for yourself:
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