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Viking Bar

Viking Bar

Viking Bar, Rua Nova do Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal

Located in what used to be Lisbon's red-light district, Viking Bar sticks to its roots and hosts an infamous adult show in the early hours every weekend. The show attracts a mixed crowd and is especially popular with tourists, a diverse group of people that bring life to the bar. The neighbouring clubs also cater mainly to tourists, so you'll find the street full of a loud and excitable crowd.


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