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69 Av. Dom Carlos I
Lisbon, Portugal
TEL: 351-21-396-9487

Opened more than 20 years ago by Portuguese musician Luis Dams, the Xafarix nightclub in Santos continues to offer performances by local musicians. The basement nightclub, with arched, stone-edged doorways, is filled with non-descript tables that surround a tiny stage with a black and white backdrop of a DJ cat. The music ranges from pop to swing and hard rock to bossa nova, and well-known Portuguese entertainers Humberto Dams and Miguel Dias got their starts here. During the warmer months, the live shows may spill out to the outdoor terrace.

Insider Tip:

Great views of the harbor and the April 25th Bridge can be had from the lookout at the nearby Miradouro de Santa Catarina, also popular with music crowd.


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