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Pavilhao Chines

#17 of 200 Nightlife in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
As featured in One Day in Lisbon and 1 other guide
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Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 89 91 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-093, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 342 4729
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun 21:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Incredible bar full of history and memorabilia

This is not just a place to go for a drink but an event in itself! Walls covered in history, uniforms, candelabra.. billiard tables in the back. You can imagine the foreign... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Andrew S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not just a place to go for a drink but an event in itself! Walls covered in history, uniforms, candelabra.. billiard tables in the back. You can imagine the foreign spies collecting here at opposite ends of the room, sussing each other out.. Lisbon has some incredible atmosphere and here by the barrel load. Great service and the... More 

Thank Andrew S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The pub is fantastic. A cool photo op a million miles from some of the barrage of salsa bars in lisbon. The staff? Terrible.all waste coated tip merchants completely out of keeping with the surroundings.we asked for the bill half way through our drinks and my friend overheard them giving out about us at the bar. Visit, of course, just... More 

Thank Tim W
Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you go to Lisbon you must go to the Pavilhao Chines. We must have walked past this bar a dozen times on the way to our hotel without really noticing it. It is totally unimpressive from the outside. In fact, it looks like a semi-derelict building. However, we eventually figured out that behind some grim exteriors on Lisbon were... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Treasure coast Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was a wonder find a Gem in the city of Lisbon. If you like old quaint bars with an old world nostalgic old world feel.

1 Thank Gsous
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this Bar in October 2015 while in Lisbon and found it quite a nice experience.  From the outside the place looks like a Small Chinese Restaurant but inside the place is actually quite large with a few different rooms including a Games room with Pool Tables.  There are models of Aircraft, Cars, Soldiers and all sorts of other... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

So .. I was 3 times there to show it to my friends I know the service is old fashioned and the drinks are not good but.. This is not a good place for good drinks this is a place to see this funny museum to be there is a tourist think but you need to do it once if... More 

Thank FRagend
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This place is nothing short of a step back in time. Cocktails were well made and delivered with a smile, not cheep but what do you expect for this sort of experience.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood! We stopped by here to have a drink in a unique place and rest our feet from walking all day. Wow this place has a ton of things hanging everywhere and a really unique atmosphere for a bar! We sat at the bar and sipped our over priced, yet strong cocktails (morjito... More 

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Lisboa, Portugal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Service is totally inappropriate and lack real professionals! The price is totally overrated! The teas are terribly prepared although the menu suggests they are something!

Thank RL_Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The lost of Luis Pinto Coelho transform Pavilhão Chinês, an old Lisbon reference, into a bad frequented place with a now bad ambient and a worst service! I do not recommend it any longer!

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