We are Nodes Resblogg drivs av systrarna Yasmin och Sheida Tilles och blev utvald till "Newcomer of the Year" på Nordic Travel Blog Event 2016. Vi påbörjade vårt resande tillsammans för tio år sedan när vi flyttade till Barcelona för jobb, och sedan dess har vi bott i bott i bl.a. Cannes, Madrid, Paris, Tilburg, London. Följ vår reseblogg för mängder av tips, guider, recensioner och inspiration!
The Lisbon bonanza continues! Here’s our last blog post about my (Yasmin’s) stay in Lisbon, my new favorite weekend destination! Catch up with our previous blog posts about activating Zen-Mode at Memmo Alfama’s rooftop and our list of Lisbon’s top restaurants. In this blog post, we will guide you through a couple of other highlights from our trip - from an Electronic day party to Lisboa's number #1 rooftop bar.
Our wonderful Lisbon studio
We rented a great studio in the Madragoa area, located at a walking distance to the central district of Bairro Alto, also known as the heart of Lisbon's nightlife. The studio offered not only one, but two sundrenched terraces where we drank wine, ate late night takeaway-kebabs, listened to music and did yoga (well, maybe not me personally, but my friend Linnéa pulled off a couple of hand stands). The studio was booked through Airbnb and the price was about 400 euros for four nights.
We named the house "The Funny House", after the Swedish theme park attraction at Gröna Lund, called Lustiga huset
After we had eaten a steady breakfast and picked up our regular takeaway coffees from the local coffee shop, we were more than ready to hit the city! Lisbon = GOOD VIBES! We loved the city and its friendly locals, great food and colorful buildings.
The "secret but no so secret" rooftop bar The Park
Once upon a time The Park really was a hidden gem, but now the word about this spectacular rooftop bar is widely spread. However, it's still worth a visit. Visitors enter through a car park that shows no signs of boasting a popular rooftop bar in the same building. Next step is to take the elevator all the way to the top floor and walk straight into a crowded rooftop bar with nice drinks, cool crowd and an amazing view over Lisbon's city skyline!
Brunch Electronik Lisbon
“Do you like Electronic music?” our Airbnb hostess asked us. “If yes, you should go to this event on Sunday.”The event was called Brunch Electronik, a festival series repeated every Sunday afternoon from 3 pm until late night in a huge park in Lisbon. The festival has its origin in Barcelona, and has since then been repeated in both Madrid and Lisbon. It was the last event for the season, but luckily, it seems like they are going to pick it up again next year!We didn’t feel like staying out too late since we had a flight to catch the next day, so we arrived to the park a little after 4 pm to enjoy some day partying instead. The entrance was 15 euro if I’m not mistaking and the entire festival is cashless, so visitors tapped on cards that were used for buying beverages and food, and by the end of the day you were able to leave in your card and get the remaining amount in cash.
I (Sheida) was surprised that I hadn’t heard of Melt Bar until a friend of mine made dinner reservations there one Friday night a couple of weeks ago. Dinner accompanied with burlesque and jazz performances, in the middle of Stockholm certainly sounded like a refreshing idea instead of the typical dinner out with friends.
The 1920’s restaurant and bar inspired by the prohibition New York, is suitably located at the infamous Malmskillnadsgatan 45 in Stockholm – and it really lives up to its expectations! As soon as I entered the restaurant, it felt like being thrown back to the happy 20’s again, the golden age of burlesque.
After hanging in my coat and being seated, we started off our evening by ordering Melt Bar’s famous 'Punch in Crystal'. It is perfect for sharing and therefore a a great option for a larger company. The drink is presented in a lovely diamond cut punch bowl and served in porcelain teacups. We chose to start with a drink called ‘Obsession’ while waiting for our appetizers.
Obssession - a mixture of passion fruit, lemon, rum and bubbles (price: 149 pp).
Inspired by the prohibition era in NYC
Since the theme of Melt Bar is the prohibition era in New York, where alcohol was forbidden (but didn’t stop a great party - as stated on Melt Bar's website) many of the drinks have a fun touch that will make your dinner experience something out of the ordinary. What about drinking beer in paper bags? Or champagne in teacups? Or having a shot of absinthe? All while enjoying live entertainment (jugglers, dancers, jazz musicians and of course burlesque) throughout the dinner. You don’t necessarily come to Melt Bar for the food – you come here for the good vibe. To experience something different. And we weren’t disappointed.
Appetizer: Cripsy Mozzarella – fresh cut mozzarella breaded and fried and served with dip. 140 sek.Main Course: BBQ smoked beef brisket sandwhich – smoked for 20 hours, sliced and server warm with cheese, bbq sauce, pickles, chips, mac & cheese. 195 sek.Dessert: Complimentary Chocholate Truffles. Price: 25 sek.
After dinner, some complimentary chocolate truffles and yet another Crystal punch bowl (this time we tried ‘Bootlegger’ consisting of cucumber, apple, lemon, elderflower, mint and gin), we headed downstairs were the show continued. Every Friday and Saturday evening, Melt Bar has some of Sweden’s best burlesque dancers, jazz singers, magicians and dancers performing until 1 a.m. It surely will be a night to remember and We are Nodes definitely recommends you to go! After all, a little party never killed nobody.