Ginjinha Sem Rival

Ginjinha Sem Rival, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Ginjinha Sem Rival Reviews: 4.5/5

Ginjinha Sem Rival
4.5
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
How to get there
  • Rossio • 3 min walk
  • Restauradores • 3 min walk
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TheTabascokid
Greater London, UK162 contributions
Family
I think holidays are all about experiences and Ginjinha Sem Rival falls firmly into this category.

Having seen the store featured on Channel 4’s “Travel Man”, we included a visit into our last mornings plan. Being such a small store, there are a couple of tables outside (and currently a covid-aware one-way system in place) so my partner and son could wait outside while I bought two shots with fruit.

The drinks were about four euros for two from memory and were a shot glass of perfectly nice cherry liqueur. A nice little cap to the trip.
Written September 5, 2020
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farrj
Wirral, UK458 contributions
Couples
We found this place after seeing it on “Somebody feed Phil” on Netflix, and stopped off there several times during our trip to Lisbon. Whilst there we met a couple from New York who were there for exactly the same reason!

It’s almost just a doorway with a counter inside serving Ginjinha (sour cherry liqueur) in shot glasses for 1.45€, which you drink standing at tables outside. Perfect whenever you’re passing, and I couldn’t pass without having one!
Written May 15, 2022
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Henley2415
Munich, Germany58 contributions
Couples
This place is the second oldest Ginjinha shop. Est in 1890. Its like a walk into the past. We tried other establishments but this was the best. Little seating area around the front and the drink served in a nice little glass. The cherries were sweet and not sour like some unnamed places.

Just come here and try it. Real little treat. Early or late it's all good stuff!
Written February 29, 2020
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Inês P
Lisbon, Portugal53 contributions
Couples
I am portuguese and have been today at this location. This was good before but not anymore. I'm writing this review to warn all tourists. There is a plaque on the wall stating the price for each coup of ginjinha: 1,40€. But they are charging foreigners 2€. Also, being myself and expert in ginjinha, I always have a bottle of it at my own home, I can assure that they are mixing water and sugar in the bottle from which they serve so they can sell more coups from one single bottle. I strongly recommend all tourists to buy a closed bottle of ginjinha, not at the city center were its more expensive, and drink it. If you go to Sintra you won't find this type of problems and can drink ginjinha at any store that sells and gives away coups of it for tourists who want to try before buying the bottle.
Written September 2, 2017
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Lauren G
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN73 contributions
Couples
When in Lisboa, drink ginjinha! We were lucky enough to be staying only a block from this place and could have this little nightcap before heading off to bed. €1.40 per shot and make sure to indicate if you want with or without the berries (com or sem). This is the Ginjinha Bar most recommended by locals and always has its doors wide open for locals and tourists alike.

The famous little shot is a cherry-like liquor with sugar, cinnamon, and brandy. 23% alcohol, so don’t let the super sweet flavor fool you 😜 Saúde!
Written January 23, 2018
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jamescooperh
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
Friends
This used to be my favourite bar in Lisbon (for Ginjinha) - until now!

They are now defrauding their customers by selling incorrect measures.

They sell their drinks (mainly Ginjinha local liqueur) in 5 cl and 3 cl measures (a "Grand" and a "Pequeno"). The Grand is currently 1.40 euro.

During the day they usually sell the Grand (5 cl) in a proper glass or an opaque white plastic cup. Both of these are correct measures - namely 5 cl.

However, later in the day they switch to a clear, perspex "shot cup" and it's capacity is absolutely NOT 5 cl! I have measured it and it is nearer to 3.5 cl or 4 cl. This has gone on for many months, at least since December 2016. Sadly, these perspex shot cups are being increasingly used at any time of day.

They are they are not selling their product at the advertised measure.

If they sell you an incorrect measure (in a small clear plastic cup) then vote with your feet. There are plenty of other Ginjinha bars in the area that have more regard for their customers.
Written March 20, 2017
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J B
Springfield, VA16 contributions
Couples
Well you are in Lisbon…you have to do it. And this one has the good stuff. And it is located I an area you will be in anyways. And it is is historic. So why not?
Written June 5, 2021
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Jacqueline C
Leamington, Canada218 contributions
Our food guide brought us here, this was my third try at ginjinha. The alcohol content is higher than most, and the flavour less sweet, it works best for my tastes. Purchased 2 bottles the following day. Happy customer.
Written December 5, 2019
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,499 contributions
Couples
Really liked this place. Great old shop, really nice buzz about it with people drinking outside, a friendly person pouring the drinks and the tastiest Ginja we've tried- smooth and balanced. Good central location too.
Written February 21, 2017
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Tripventurist (Natalia)
Madrid, Spain194 contributions
A tiny spot with a tasty ginjinha! You can have a shot for 1.4E or a small bottle (for taking out) for 5.5E.
Written December 25, 2019
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