There’s something fishy going on down in Cias do Sodre and it’s nothing to do with this being Lisbon’s old red light district. This tiny little imp of a place was part of the slow gentrification of the area but it stuck to its maritime roots as an old fishing tackle shop complete with crab baskets and tiny little wooden drawers where the proprietor used to keep his worms and hooks.
‘Sun and Fish’ as it translates, seats no more than twenty people inside and thr food offerings can hardly be considered gourmet – any snack you order here will have come from a pull-top can. Sardines, mussels, mackerel, crab and squid are the catch of the day in keeping with Portugal’s obsession for canned fish, or conservas as they call it. It’s more about vibe and pesca here than upmarket drinks but with a crows split about 50/509 between locals and visitors, it’s an excellent spot fro a pre-drink snack, a beer, and a chat to the locals about what’s going on later.