The Cais do Sodré club opened in 2016 by the late Lisbon nightlife guru Manuel Reis (of Frágil and Lux fame) has a new owner. João Fernandes – better known as DJ Kamala – is now in charge. Only the name is the same, pretty much. This Rive-Rouge 2.0 opened its doors with a more wide-ranging musical aesthetic, taking in everything from electronic music to R&B and hip hip to Brazilian music; it also has a new decor and even different fauna. The themed nights, featuring well-known local names such as Pimenta Caseira, Maracatu, Reunião and Kitsch, are the main dish, but there is always something new bubbling away.
Rive-Rouge (entry on Praça Dom Luís I) is open Wednesday to Sunday. On show nights from 11pm to 6am; on other nights from 7pm. Admission is via a guest list, but you just have to send a message via social media.