Lisbon’s Pavilhão Chinês, or Chinese Pavilion, is unique among the many bars of a unique city. It's as much a museum as a watering hole, with interesting art, toys, souvenirs, and antiques displayed on every wall and in every nook and cranny. Travel bloggers Mike Powell and Jürgen Horn spent some time there and took a lot of pictures for your enjoyment.
Luis Pinto Coelho purchased this property in 1986 with the intention of displaying his collection of curiosities. The idea for a bar didn’t come until later; he and his friends spent so much time drinking and hanging out in this cozy space, it was a natural progression. Today, the Pavilhão Chinês has become one of the coolest joints in Lisbon.
See a lot more of the Pavilhão Chinês and a review of a couple other Lisbon bars at For 91 Days.