What it is: In the heart of Lisbon’s Baixa historic quarter, this pub’s 32 taps include a dozen house beers that may vary from a cucumber-rosemary cream ale to a triple hazy IPA. The other 20 taps combine Portuguese and international craft; possibilities include a Munich Helles brewed in Porto or a milk stout from Brazil. The menu features a range of local petiscos (like tapas) as well as six gourmet burgers (this is a foodie city). These include the Extra Smoked, featuring pulled pork, bacon, sheep’s milk cheese, and onions caramelized in Port wine.
Why it’s great: Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest capitals, incorporating Roman, German, and Moorish influences, as well as more from its far-sailing tradition. However you choose to explore its hills—on foot, tuk-tuk, train, tram, or funicular—you’ll be happy to have a few flavorful beers afterward. Canil celebrates local flavors rather than merely imitating the internationalized craft concept. While most Lisbon breweries are on the outskirts, Canil offers a great sampling just off one of main tourist thoroughfares. —Don Tse