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Pavilhao Chines

Rua Dom Pedro V 89-91 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-093, Portugal
+351 21 342 4729
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Overrated, unexpectedly poor experience

I was so excited to visit this place after seeing it pop up on Google Maps and reading the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Jessica S
London, United Kingdom
Old fashioned. Ironically.

My old fashioned wasn't very nice. It was also pretty expensive and the barrage of 80s power... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Sam A
via mobile
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  • Average7%
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Rua Dom Pedro V 89-91 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-093, Portugal
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
+351 21 342 4729
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I was so excited to visit this place after seeing it pop up on Google Maps and reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews. It sounded like a great setting for a cocktail. Unfortunately, it's all style, no substance. The staff are unfriendly, unwelcoming and seem totally...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My old fashioned wasn't very nice. It was also pretty expensive and the barrage of 80s power ballads made us leave after a drink. Cool army stuff though.

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We really enjoyed this place, but could only stay for one drink. There's a massive choice of cocktails, including non-alcoholic, and the staff are really nice. The decor is unique and very interesting. It's quite a collection! I preferred Pensao Amor overall, but this is...More

Thank GingerMedievalist
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is an amazing location with a kaleidoscope of bits and pieces filling the entire venue. Unfortunately, that's where the good bits end! The prices in here are significantly higher than other venues in the area and it was impossible to find any staff without...More

1  Thank tellygoonuk
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Funny story. At airport immigration, the officer asked my partner and I if we were married. We said yes, puzzled by why he was asking us that question. He then turned to me and said if I wanted to impress her, I should take her...More

Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Pavilhao Chines seemed to me like a tourist bar. My bourbon and lime cocktail was so-so, and the ambience was dead. However, it was lovely to walk around the bar discovering the neatly stacked collectibles - that was such a treat! My favourite space was...More

Thank Shernaza164
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

You enter the Pavilhao Chines and you immediately go back in time. It is an enormous bar with interconnecting rooms covered from top to bottom with various eclectic collections of ornaments with no rhyme or reason. The place has a very warm and cosy feeling...More

Thank Fida N
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you are into cocktails, classic old school bars or military paraphernalia then you have to visit this bar. Overwhelming amount of stuff too look at and great cocktails (I had the Vanderbilt and the missus had the house cocktail). Unsurprisingly for Portugal it was...More

Thank McNsurg
Reviewed 30 May 2017

this place is superb, million artefacts and collected object d art . cocktail lounge ,back rooms with snooker table , you can smoke and make merry whilst observing the wonderful collections gathered over many years ... an institution .

Thank toby p
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We found this bar in an article about the 10 most beautiful bars in Lisbon. In the end of a day we went by walk till this place. The front door was quit not inviting at all but once you step inside is another thing....More

Thank Ana F
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance
floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your
friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do
Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops,
restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and
theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from
the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at
PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or
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30 September 2017|
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Response from sirbarrilaro | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is a ground floor. No stairs!
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21 January 2017|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they do but you could email them. Everywhere in Portugal seems to take cards.
Ronald K
23 June 2015|
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Response from KBRCS | Reviewed this property |
Well we did not eat at Pavilh-o Chines just a few cocktails. It's really interesting place good service, fascinating to have a mooch around with plans and boats and soldiers all over. A place to eat would be La Paparrucha... More