Top Choice Jazz in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

Hot Clube de Portugal

As hot as its name suggests, this small, poster-plastered cellar (and newly added garden) has staged top-drawer jazz acts since the 1940s. It's considered one of Europe's best.
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Estádio da Luz

SL Benfica plays at this 65,000-seat stadium in the northwestern Benfica district, which also houses the club's well-done museum (https://museubenfica.slbenfica.pt), where you can visit with the soaring bald eagle m…
Live Music in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Alface Hall

With one wall covered in LPs and another with old cinema chairs, there's an old-time feel to this jazz and blues bar in Bairro Alto. Free concerts happen nightly at 9.30pm on the minuscule stage (OK, it's just a spo…
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Cinemateca Portuguesa

Cinemateca Portuguesa screens offbeat, art-house, world and old movies.
Live Music in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

A Baiuca

On a good night, walking into A Baiuca is like gate-crashing a family party. It’s a special place with fado vadio (street fado), where locals take a turn and spectators hiss if anyone dares to chat during the singin…
Live Music in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

A Tasca do Chico

This crowded dive (reserve ahead), full of soccer banners and spilling over with people of all ilks is a fado free-for-all. It's not uncommon for taxi drivers to roll up, hum a few bars, and hop right back into thei…
Live Music in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Tasca Bela

This intimate spot features live fado on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and eclectic cultural fare (jazz, poetry readings) on other nights. Although there is a €19 minimum spend, unlike most fado houses, yo…
Live Music in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Parreirinha de Alfama

Owned by fado legend Argentina Santos, this place offers good food amid candlelit ambience; it attracts an audience that often falls hard for the top-quality fadistas (three singers and two guitarists per night, som…
Live Music in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Mesa de Frades

A magical place to hear fado, tiny Mesa de Frades used to be a chapel. It’s tiled with exquisite azulejos and has just a handful of tables, including a dark and sexy mezzanine level. Shows begin at around 10.30pm.
Live Music in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Senhor Fado

Small and lantern-lit, this is a cosy spot for fado vadio (street fado). Fadista Ana Marina and guitarist Duarte Santos make a great double act.