Rua Nova do Carvalho is a pedestrian street better known as “Pink Street” since 2013, when an urban renewal project had the pavement between the terraces, bars and clubs painted pink. It has become one of Lisbon’s most popular destinations at night, and is also an "open-air art gallery."
The neighbors complain about the noise and the garbage left behind after the partying, but this street is now the center of Lisbon’s nightlife. The New York Times even placed it among its 12 favorite streets in Europe. It’s a place that attracts locals and tourists, who stay drinking outside or dancing at a club until dawn.
Recommended Bars on Pink Street
This bar essentially turned Cais do Sodré into one of Lisbon’s nightlife hotspots. Its main entrance is on Rua do Alecrim, but there’s also access through "Pink Street." It used to be a brothel, and the décor (which includes a striper pole in one of the rooms) maintains the intimate and seductive atmosphere.
ESPUMANTARIA DO CAIS
It has a variety of drinks, but this is mostly a sparkling wine bar. It’s in a former garage, and has a few tables outside. To accompany the drinks, there’s a choice of around half a dozen small plates.
SOL E PESCA
Very little has changed from the fishing equipment shop that previously occupied this space. It’s now a relaxed bar of canned fish with outdoor seating, and one of the very few spots open in the afternoon on this street. It has a good selection of cans, which you may also take home, that provide the main ingredient of the traditional “petiscos” that accompany glasses of wine, beer or gin.
How to Get to Pink Street
Rua Nova do Carvalho or "Pink Street" is just steps from the Cais do Sodré metro station (the last station on the green line) -- just cross Avenida 24 de Julho out of the station and walk a few feet. It's also within walking distance of the Chiado and Baixa districts.
Rua Nova do Carvalho (Cais do Sodré)