For ale in Alcântara, check out these taps in a tunnel.
Co-owner Adam and his wife Racquel offer home-brewed beers like their Chocolate Porter, three types of Pale Ale, a Bohemian Pilsner, and an American Stout in bottles, as well as their own Euro Lager, Bitter, and Ale on tap. It can be difficult to appeal to the Portuguese consumer who has been weaned on Sagres, which, while certainly refreshing, doesn’t pack much of a punch. So, Chimera has chosen to keep its flavors simple. In other words, you won’t find a crazy curry pineapple Hefeweizen. Besides beer, the pub also serves New York deli sandwiches like the classic Reuben or bagel with lox. Wonder where someone would get pastrami and corned beef around Lisbon? Look no further — these guys cure it themselves. Now that’s dedication to a damn good cause. Stop in and see what’s brewing in Alcântara. Not convinced? Read Atlas’ feature story about the brewpub and the folks behind it or pop in and ask to see the basement. The password? Grainfather.