Nightlife reports: Lisbon’s new clubbing scene

February 3, 2015

Clubs in the Portuguese capital are bursting with African influences, attracting a diverse crowd to unusual, mainly outdoor venues. Local DJs and musicians give us the lowdown

See this square? A few years ago this was like The Wire.” It’s Friday evening and I’m walking through Intendente, an area north of Lisbon’s city centre that’s the latest part of town to experience a transformation from red-light district to nightlife hub.

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“There are still lots of empty buildings,” says Pedro Coquenão – better known as the DJ and producer behind Batida – gesturing to a derelict, albeit grand, terrace. “Space for someone to build the next big club.”

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