Top bars in Lisbon

Lisbon’s best bars

Lisbon is taking Europe by storm. From trendy rooftop bars to fado houses, there’s plenty here to quench your thirst.

  1. Park
  2. Lux
  3. Chapitô
  4. Café Luso
  5. Sky Bar
  6. Cinco Lounge
  7. Clube Ferroviário
  8. Tasca do Chico
  9. BAHR
  10. Jamaica
  11. Casino Estoril

Whatever your taste, you’ll find it can be sated in Lisbon. The city’s nightlife is as diverse as you’d expect from any European capital: you’ll find trendy bars, late-night clubs, fado houses, dark tabernas and music galore. Here are the best bars in Lisbon.

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1. Park

Park is a popular chill-out spot on the roof of a car park surrounded by greenery - with a soundtrack of jazz, funk, soul and stellar views of the Tagus. If that wasn’t enough to tempt the hipsters, lovers and dreamers, the venue’s daily cultural and musical programme is a further draw.

Best for: Trendy rooftop vibes

Address: Calçada do Combro 58

2. Lux

Berlin, eat your heart out:Lux is Lisbon’s number one club, with top DJs, electronic music, varied concerts and a river-view roof terrace. Housed in a converted docklands warehouse – partially owned by actor John Malkovich – it looks just the part. If you arrive after 2am or don’t fit the vibe, you may be turned away: let the jitters begin.

Best for: Dancing ‘til dawn.

Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Santa Apolónia

3. Chapitô

Of all the bars in Lisbon,Chapitô might have the best views: jaw-dropping vistas extend over the city from this spot near the castle. Chapitô is a non-profit organisation for training through the performing arts, and the complex includes a theatre and circus school. Sip your sundowner in the knowledge that your money is going to a good cause.

Best for: The best views in the city

Address: Costa do Castelo 7

4. Café Luso

Fado might be an acquired taste, but if its quintessential Lisboa you’re after, drink it in. The atmospheric Café Luso has hosted traditional folk music and folk dances since 1827, making it the oldest fado house in Bairro Alto. Artists sing from 10pm–2am: that’s a whole lotta fado. Buckle up.

Best for: Fado fans

Address: Travessa da Queimada

5. Sky Bar

The sky’s the limit. Chill out on comfy sofas at the most stylish of Lisbon bars, occupying the top floor of the Tivoli Lisboa Hotel. In a city of bars with dazzling views, Sky Bar will still take your breath away.

Best for: Classic cocktails and good vibes

Address: Hotel Tivoli Lisboa, Avenida da Liberdade 185

6. Cinco Lounge

Seductive and sophisticated, James Bond wouldn’t be out of place in Cinco Lounge , a British-owned bar with seriously great cocktails, made with fresh fruit and spices, with and without alcohol. The music is usually at low enough decibel levels that conversation is possible.

Best for: Cocktail connoisseurs

Address: Rua Ruben António Leitão

7. Clube Ferroviário

Clube Ferroviário is a trendy train-themed restaurant, bar and disco in a former rail workers' club, with gorgeous Tagus views from the terrace. For those after something a little more cultured, time your visit to coincide with one of the theatre productions, open-air cinema listings or concerts.

Best for: Show-stopping performances

Address: Rua de Santa Apolónia 59

8. Tasca do Chico

Karaoke is a love-it-or-hate-it gig at the best of times. Well, what about sing-it yourself fado? The small, sought-after, dimly lit bar of Tasca do Chico puts on fado vadio (laid-back fado where anyone can get up and sing) on Monday and Wednesday evenings. When in Rome?

Best for: Karaoke fans with zero inhibitions

Address: Rua do Diário de Noticias 39

9. BAHR

Perched on the top floor of the Bairro Alto Hotel, come toBAHR for amazing views over the terracotta rooftops and the river - particularly charming at sunset. If you don’t like to drink on an empty stomach, the adjoining restaurant offers a modern food menu.

Best for: Casanovas seeking a romantic candle-lit drink

Address: Bairro Alto Hotel, Praça Luis de Camões 2

10. Jamaica

A pioneering disco in the Cais do Sodré area,Jamaica vibrates to the beats of reggae, soul and rock. Revellers head here when the Bairro Alto bars close and dance ‘til dawn.

Best for: Late night music

Address: Rua Nova do Carvalho 6-8

11. Casino Estoril

It might come as a surprise that Lisbon is home to the biggest casino in Europe, Casino Estoril, with a whole raft of bars to choose from. It’s said to be the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. Since 2006 the venue has seen competition from Casino Lisboa at the Parque das Nações, attracting gamblers as well as visitors to the restaurants, bars and a large auditorium. 

When it’s time to hang your dancing shoes up - and put your drinks down - you’ll need somewhere comfortable to rest your head. Search Lisbon holidays to find accommodation to suit your taste and budget.     

Best for: Anyone with luck on their side

Address: Avenida Dr Stanley Ho, Estoril

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