Imagine a place where you can have a drink, listen to really nice music (the good old-fashioned vinyl records), buy some analog films, study in peace, meet some locals, try pole dancing and play some table football for €0.20: Embaixada do Porto is that place – and it’s one of my favorites in Porto!
As I’ve said in my article about Máquina de Outros Tempos, analog photography is definitely not dead! On the first floor you’ll find vinyl records, lomography cameras and a film store just by the side of the bar where you can order a beer and drink it outside or on the second floor. If you want a place to study or work, the second floor of Embaixada do Porto is perfect on the afternoon. Silent, empty and with a really fast and stable wi-fi signal. Most people don’t really know it exists — and it’s right in front of one of Porto’s most beautiful azulejos murals.
If you want to go there to meet some locals, keep track of their weekly schedule: on Mondays, they play Blues and hits; on Tuesdays, Brazilian music; on Wednesdays, some ’50s lindy hop songs; on Thursdays, all cocktails are for €3 and the music depends on the DJ; on Fridays, it’s disco and free-style night; on Saturdays, it’s funk; and on Sundays it’s jazz! Pick a day and have some fun! I’m sure that’s the right place for it!