There was once a time when Marvila was not an in vogue neighborhood, however, nowadays it is one of the most requested areas of Lisbon. Are you wondering what has changed? We will tell you.
A few years ago, Brooklyn was considered the worst area of New York City. Slightly far from the center of Manhattan, it was where the worst groups lived, where rents were cheaper and where urban art flourished.
Nowadays, it is considered one of the most trendy areas of the city, where everything happens and everyone wants to be. In Lisbon, we are experiencing a similar reality. Slightly separated from the center of the city there is a neighborhood that grows and improves daily, Marvila. It is the new cool neighborhood of Lisbon where everything happens. Abandoned warehouses have become workspaces, skating rinks, artisan breweries and even art galleries. Bordallo and Wasted Rita have already displayed their art in Marvila.
To start with, It is the neighborhood of artisan beers! You can find Lince, Fabrica Musa, and Dois Corvos Breweries. Lince is a friends' partnership that started off by making beer at home and it is now based in Marvila and has created 17 types of beer although only selling 4 of the 17, like the stout, blonde, Belgian pale ale and American IPA.
Musa is a must see when visiting this side of the city. It maintains its industrial vibe and its beers have quite peculiar names such as Mick Lager, Red Zeppelin Ale or Seison O'Connor. Lastly, at Dois Corvos - the first brewery in Marvila - you can find the first artisan beer ever produced in Lisbon, with the right to the Marvila Series, which you can find exclusively there.
Life isn't all fun and games at all times and one has got to work too. Marvila has your back Fabrica Moderna, Lisbon Workhub and Cowork todos are coworking spaces of sorts. Fabrica Moderna is considered to be a creative foundry where ideas are transformed into products. At Lisbon Workhub you can rent your space daily and join several entrepreneurs, freelancers, and nomads who share the same workspace. Several desks in the mythical Abel Pereira da Fonseca wine warehouses and an immense source of inspiration.
Finally, Cowork Todos comes into full swing in 2013 and lures more than 60 independent creatives. You can rent a workspace, a studio, meeting rooms, and even make-up spaces. There is room for everyone.
If you go by the neighborhood later in the day, there are also several bars that will captivate you. We highlight Hearónimo Baar, Armazém 16 and EKA Palace. The first one is named after Fernando Pessoa and is called Baar, honoring Pessoa's heteronyms. It is complementary to Chackal's most recent restaurant and you can not miss the delicious cocktails.
Armazém 16 is still a secret in the city - although it has a wonderful view of the Tagus River, with 36 windows - there are already several Portuguese who organized parties here, such as DJ Vibe or Fuse. But if you're looking for an after-party, EKA is the place to go. With weekend parties that last until lunchtime the next day, it is the ideal place for anyone who wants the party never to end.
Still not convinced? This is one of the most emergent areas of the city and we are sure you will love getting to know it.