Must-see nightlife in Lisbon

  • Park

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    If only all multistorey car parks were like this… Take the lift to the 5th floor, and head up and around to the top, which has been transformed into one…

  • Memmo Alfama

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Wow, what a view! Alfama unfolds like origami from the stylishly decked roof terrace of the Memmo Alfama hotel. It's a perfect sundowner place, with…

  • Outro Lado

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    An Egyptian-Polish couple took over and seriously upgraded Lisbeer, one of Lisbon's loungiest and least beer-geeky craft-beer bars, in late 2018. Sé's…

  • The Bar

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Australian Teresa Ruiz runs a one-woman cocktail show at this fantastic bar that puts tasty spins on classics in a heavily concreted environment spruced…

  • Red Frog

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    In true speakeasy fashion, Red Frog is accessed via a 'Press for Cocktails' doorbell and a list of rules. Enter a sophisticated mixology world of craft…

  • A Ginjinha

    Baixa & Rossio

    Hipsters, old men in flat caps, office workers and tourists all meet at this microscopic ginjinha (cherry liqueur) bar for that moment of cherry-licking,…

  • Lux-Frágil

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Lisbon’s ice-cool, must-see club, glammy Lux hosts big-name DJs spinning electro and house. It was started by late Lisbon nightlife impresario Marcel Reis…

  • Copenhagen Coffee Lab

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    The newest location of this Danish-based speciality coffee house – Lisbon's third – is the perfect pit stop while wandering the cinematic lanes of Alfama…

  • Pensão Amor

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Set inside a former brothel, this cheeky bar pays homage to its lascivious past with colourful wall murals, a library of erotically tinged works and a…

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    The Mill

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    As anyone who knows an Australian living outside Oz can tell you, they usually turn their nose up at any coffee not made there. Well, this charming hot…

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    Solar do Vinho do Porto

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    The glug, glug of a 40-year-old tawny being poured is music to port-lovers’ ears here. Part of an 18th-century mansion, this low-lit, beamed cavern is…

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    Hello, Kristof

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Located among antique shops and family-owned grocery stores is this small, cosy neighbourhood coffee house with a Scandinavian atmosphere. The quiet…

  • Dois Corvos

    Lisbon

    One of the anchors that established artsy Marvila as Lisbon's 'it' neighbourhood, this informal taproom packs in craft enthusiasts downing hoppy IPA and…

  • TOPO Belém

    Belém

    Revive museum-weary eyes at hard-to-find Topo, on the 3rd floor of the Centro Cultural de Belém. The space and river-facing terrace – snagged from the…

  • Copenhagen Coffee Lab

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Serious caffeine aficionados should make a beeline for this Danish import just off lovely Praça das Flores, where properly trained baristas know their way…

  • Duque Brewpub

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Lisbon's inaugural brewpub features 12 taps of Portuguese-only craft brews, a few of which are dedicated to on-site suds (under the banner of Cerveja…

  • Chapitô

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    There are fantastic views from this bar at an alternative theatre/circus school occupying a former female prison. It's a top choice for sundowners or late…

  • Fábrica Coffee Truck

    Parque das Nações

    Inside a vintage Citroën HY panel van near the main exit of Gare do Oriente, you'll find some of Lisbon's best third-wave coffee – proprietarily roasted…

  • TOPO Martim Moniz

    Baixa & Rossio

    This hipster hang-out is an excellent rooftop lounge with extraordinary views over lively Praça Martim Moniz and the whole of Lisbon. It features loungey…

  • Cerveteca Lisboa

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Lisbon's best craft-beer bar is a boozy godsend: 14 oft-changing taps (including two hand pumps) focusing on local and Northern European artisanal brews,…

  • BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    Reserve ahead unless you want to get shut out of Bairro Alto's best wine bar, where the genuinely welcoming staff will offer you three fantastic tasting…

  • Pavilhão Chinês

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Pavilhão Chinês is an old curiosity shop of a bar with oil paintings and model Spitfires dangling from the ceiling, and cabinets brimming with glittering…

  • Fábrica Coffee Roasters

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    The second location of Lisbon's best third-wave coffee house isn't as cosy as the original Baixa haunt, but this Moldavian-owned caffeine staple is a…

  • O Bom O Mau e O Vilão

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' is an artsy drinking den sprung from a refurbished Pombaline town house. It's divided among several rooms draped in…

  • Tasca Mastai

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    This artsy, Italian-run bar-cafe is a refreshing change of pace for Bairro Alto – the long list of speciality Aperol spritzes are worth the trip (try the…

  • Matiz Pombalina

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Exposed stone walls, velvet sofas and soft lighting give this apartment turned bar an intimate feel – it's a great spot for couples to snuggle away in a…

  • Foxtrot

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    A cuckoo-clock doorbell announces new arrivals to this dark, decadent slither of art-nouveau glamour, in the bar business since 1978. Foxtrot keeps the…

  • A Paródia

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    This delightful bar time warps you back to the more glamorous age of art nouveau, with its dark wood, red velvet walls, soft lamp lighting and vintage…

  • Cinco Lounge

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Take an award-winning London-born mixologist, Dave Palethorpe, add a candlelit, turquoise-kissed setting and give it a funky twist – et voilà – you have…

  • Portas do Sol

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    Near one of the city’s iconic viewpoints, this spacious sun-drenched terrace has a mix of sofas and white patio furniture, where you can sip cocktails (€7…

  • Loucos & Sonhadores

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    This smoky, bohemian drinking den feels secreted away from the heaving masses on nearby streets. With kitschy decor, free (salty) popcorn and a wide range…

  • Sky Bar

    Marquês de Pombal & Around

    Wow, what a view! This high-rise bar at the Tivoli has a gorgeous terrace, full of minimalist white nooks for sipping expensive cocktails (€12 to €17),…

  • Rooftop Bar

    Baixa & Rossio

    Grab a table at sundown on the Hotel Mundial's roof terrace for a sweeping view of Lisbon and its hilltop castle. The backlit bar, white sofas and ambient…

  • Quiosque 8ª Colina

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This Largo da Graça kiosk of a nearby microbrewery serves five taps of their sudsy wares – brewed just 170m away – in a pleasant public square setting.

  • Copenhagen Coffee Lab

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    This Danish-based speciality coffee house – one of Lisbon's best – is perfect for refuelling with a caffeine jolt while browsing at the Feira da Ladra.

  • Esplanada Igreja da Graça

    Alfama, Castelo & Graça

    There are far-reaching vistas from this terrace, with shaded cafe tables, serving coffee, beer, wine and snacks.

  • Wine by the glass in a relaxed environment in Rossio

    O Bar da Odete

    Baixa & Rossio

    Saunter past the window strewn with Iberian pork legs to this intimate wine bar, where a dozen or two wines (curated by wine critics) are served by the…

  • Portuguese Tarts at Casa Brasileira on Rua Augusta.

    Café a Brasileira

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    All gold swirls and cherubs, this art-deco cafe has been a Lisbon institution since 1905. Sure it’s touristy, but the terrace is brilliant for watching…

  • Concert Room in Fábrica do Bracço de Prata

    Fábrica do Braço de Prata

    Lisbon

    With a rugged, unfinished look, Fábrica do Braço de Prata started off as an underground cultural organisation in 2007. The various rooms in this spacious,…

  • Bar meets art installation in Cais do Sodre curated by Vhils

    Stupido 1/1

    Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

    More than just a bar for a casual drink, the hotspot in Cais do Sodré is an art installation curated by none other than street artist Vhils. Drinks and…

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