The best Lisbon night is finally here again, filling the streets with music, dance, smiling people, beer and the smell of grilled sardines and bifanas. This is Santos!!!!
There will be several places helding an Arraial (aka popular street party with “pimba” music, dance and food). Check the options below!
All night party with the Duo Compacto band at Academia de Santo Amaro (Rua da Academia Recreativa de Santo Amaro, 9). Starts at 8pm and lasts until 4am.
In Alfama the Arraial last all June. But in the night of Santo António there will be dancers at Arraial de São Miguel (Largo de São Miguel), Arraial do Magalhães Lima (Largo do Salvador), Arraial de São Tomé (Rua de São Tomé) and Arraial do Adicense (Calçadinha da Figueira). Note that in Alfama it’s Portuguese music only.
*In the Miradouro de Santa Luzia there is also the Santo António Vegano, from 8pm to midnight, with sweet and savory vegan treats.
The Arraial de Arroios (Rua de Arroios, 151A) lasts until 2am, with restaurants and terraces open until later.
Live music at the garden (Rua Filipe da Mata).
Live music with the Alphaband and dinners start being served at 8pm.
The Miradouro de Santa Catarina receives the Arraial from 5pm to 4am and there will be delicious roasted porked. Be aware that Rua da Bica will be packed as always, but it is undoubtedly one of the best places for partying this night.
*There are the Santos Populares Vegan (Rua das Chagas) between 7pm and 10pm, with healthy and vegan dinner options.
Cais do Sodré
The largest arraial helds place at Largo do Corpo Santo, in Cais do Sodré. The popular Portuguese singer Ágata will perform at 9pm. At 11pm DJ Eddie Ferrer enters.
Portuguese popular music with a DJ and a performer from 01.30am.
Campo de Ourique
A calmer arraial (Largo Dr. António Viana) with less fuss but with grilled sardines, caldo verde soup and snails.
The Arraial do Carnide Club is in the bandstand and has the Ipanema band from 10pm to 4am.
Graça has very popular and usually packed options with the Arraial da Voz do Operário that starts at 10pm, the Arraial da Vila Berta, the Arraial in the Miradouro da Graça and the Arraial de São Vicente.
At Alto do Lumiar and Largo do Paço do Lumiar there is music and dance guaranteed.
Terrace and grill at Rua da Esperança 144 and probably some streets with homemade quiet little Arraiais with good music and cheap food.
Fun all month at Arraial do Bairro dos Alfineter e Salgadas (Largo das Roseiras).
For the more alternative out there the Association Renovar a Mouraria always goes beyond the pimba music and will have the Telephony band, which is dedicated to music "retro-pop-immigra-bailariló-laico-portuguesa". Also in the neighborhood, there is the Arraial of the Sports Group of the Mouraria and the Sardinhas Achadas (Escadinhas da Achada) with the band Tochepestana at 10pm and DJ Set after.
With three Arraiais: Associação Desportive e Cultural da Encarnação, Grupo Musical O Pobrezinho and Ingleses Futebol Clube.
Praça da Alegria
From 10pm to midnight there will be lots of music and food.
Arraial do Largo (Largo Agostinho da Silva) will have music from 8.30pm with DJ Sigo starting at 10pm.