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Best rooftop bars in Lisbon

Get a taste of the high life with our pick of Lisbon’s best spots to enjoy cocktails in the clouds

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Lisbon was simply blessed with astonishing landscapes and endless spots to enjoy the sunset. And given our iconic climate all year round is not difficult to choose a day to go outside and enjoy what the city has to offer. For a classier night of inebriation, get yourself to one of Lisbon's best rooftop bars. Here, you will find some of the best cocktails in town, Instagram-worthy views, not to mention a front-row seat to the sexiest skyline on the planet. Make the most of your stay in Lisbon, we promise you, you will not regret it.

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Best rooftop bars in Lisbon

  • Bars and pubs
  • Santa Maria Maior
It has rooftop in the name and just so should top this list. The terrace of the Hotel Mundial bar is one of this city’s classics. The top floor of the hotel in Martim Moniz is famous thanks to the selfies facing the castle. There are several options of gin (€ 13), wine by the glass (from € 4), sangria (6 € glass, 19 € jar) and beers (the imperial costs € 3.70). But there are also several pages on the menu with different cocktails options.
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nightlife
  • São Vicente 

Maybe we only remember it when we need to get some air or on the trip to the bathroom but Lux has one of the best terraces in the city. The fault is the club’s packed programming that gives us little rest. Still, it is worth seeing the river views and drinking a cocktail there.

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  • Restaurants
  • Avenida da Liberdade
This restaurant has changed from the hands of chef Rui Paula, who was the chef for the year, to Olivier da Costa, who opened Seen, a concept already tested in São Paulo, Brazil. It is both a bar and a restaurant, with a certain tropicality just at the entrance, where there is an imposing natural tree trunk inside the bar, with artificial leaves covering much of the ceiling and has incredible views.
  • Restaurants
  • Chiado

More than a terrace with good cocktails, Topo Chiado is a secret that made itself known in an area previously closed to the public. Set at the rear of the former Carmo Convent, the panoramic view it offers over Lisbon and the perfect setting for glimpsing at the Elevador de Santa Justa and the Castle are very heavy arguments to visit it. At night it's a real beauty.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bars and pubs
  • Avenida da Liberdade

The Tivoli Hotel rooftop on Avenida da Liberdade used to run only from April to October, but since last year it has been up and running all year round. The space has been completely refurbished, is more colorful and in the menu there are many new features. The classic prego remains, but there is a new sushi section.

  • Nightlife
  • São Vicente 
After a year spent in remodelling, Ferroviário returned in the summer of 2018 to become a reference point for the Lisbon evenings and nights. The terrace continues to be the neuralgic center of the whole space, now redecorated in a stripped-down, tropical style, populated with tables and lamps in wicker, cushions, a lot of green on the counters and on the stage in the background, which serves as screen for open air cinema sessions and music acts. The view is incredible.
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  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
The name says it all, it just doesn’t say where the eighth floor is. It is in Rua Castilho, it has 350 square meters, capacity for 200 people and the view, from Parque Eduardo VII to the Botanical Garden, is something to behold. The space was practically all covered by deck and is only surrounded by glass, with the unobstructed view over the city in mind. The panorama is only cut by a vertical garden with a luminous sign of Disaronno. The Italian liqueur is the official patron of Level Eight. The menu includes 16 cocktails, four of them based on the famous amaretto.
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bars and pubs
  • Chiado
The Entretanto Rooftop Bar, at the top of Hotel do Chiado, is so incredible that it has a view worthy of a viewpoint. On the drinks list there are gin fizz, martinis, mojitos, margaritas and everything that matches a good sunset in the city.
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  • Bars and pubs
  • Martim Moniz
The first of the Topo brand is the only one on top of a building, in this case the Martim Moniz Shopping Center. And it's also the one with the best view. Lie down on one of the wooden benches and turn to the side of Lisbon you fancy the most. DJ sets and cocktails, make it especially good at the end of the day.
  • Bars and pubs
  • Parque das Nações
The Tivoli Oriente defrosted the terrace and opened a Sky Bar on the 16th floor of the hotel - it is taller than the Avenida da Liberdade one (which is on the 9th floor), has an unobstructed view of the river and Vasco da Gama bridge (with Montijo and Alcochete in the background), snacks, fusion sushi and cocktails. More precisely there are 13 signature cocktails, outside the classics, which come to the table with popcorn and chips. And jugs of spirits to share with friends. For snacking there are still nachos with cheddar cheese, mini-pregos and a section of fusion sushi, prepared at the counter in plain sight.
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Lost In Esplanada
  • Restaurants
  • Global
  • Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
It's easy to lose track of time as we step into the open space of the terrace, just behind the Lost In. The view, one of the best in town, is all we can want to follow a menu that goes from natural juices to sangrias, of course, for wines and cocktails.
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Alcântara
  • price 3 of 4

Among the appetizers to accompany one of the best views of the city, the terrace of the Rio Maravilha, are, for example, prawn, fish, cockles and onions ceviche, crunchy creamy tapioca, or a crunchy pork belly. As for cocktails, the list is long and we recommend it. At sundown, especially at weekends, count on music and parties.

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  • Restaurants
  • Portuguese
  • Bairro Alto

On top of an old mansion, The Insólito hung Barbies on the ceiling, origami birds and candelabra over the balcony where signature cocktails are served. The decoration fills the necessary quotas of the unusual. The cocktail list is long, as is the wine list offer. And we haven’t even told you about the view, in the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara.

Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hotels
  • Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
  • price 3 of 4

In the Amoreiras, the swimming pool of the Epic Sana hotel, on the ninth floor, is one of the most attractive in the city. The UpScale Bar is not far behind. Serving from April to September every day of the week, it serves champagne, wine, spirits and cocktails with and without alcohol. It has a long list of gins and among the cocktails we highlight the Upscale Ice Tea (€ 14). Another choice - and the most effective one - is a dip in the infinity pool. They are 50€ per day and children up to 12 years old only pay half.

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Chiado/Cais do Sodré

It was never this cool to go out at night in a parking lot. It is almost impossible to get a seat at one of the Park tables at sundown and the site has become very popular with tourists visiting the city. There are always DJ sets (usually with two DJs per day, one in the afternoon, one in the evening) and the cocktail list includes, for example, lemon, strawberry or banana daiquiris, gin cocktails, caipirinhas, whiskey sours or pina coladas.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Café bars
  • Alfama
The city is among the most popular tourist destinations and this terrace is a fan favorite. Overlooking Alfama and with space for 65 people, it has a sparkling wine sangria (20 € / 1 liter) that is all the rage among customers.
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  • Nightlife
  • Belém
  • price 1 of 4
The menu of this bar is simple: draft beer (€ 2.50), gins (from € 6), whiskey (from € 5) and caipirinha (from € 5). Access is by stairs, but there aren’t many steps - and well worth it. It is a relaxed after work space to enjoy the late afternoon and closed for private parties (not sure where to organize the bachelor party for that friend who is almost married? Tcharan!).

The best of Lisbon's nightlife

  • Nightlife

Recent or older, with all sorts of sounds and patrons, these temples of the night are worthy of a visit, even if it is just once in a lifetime. Get to know some of Lisbon's finest clubs. Legendary institutions that went through several names and formats, looking for a place in the sun (or, more aptly, under the moonlight). When darkness falls in the city, a proper night out necessarily includes a trip to one of these spots. We don't want you to roam around after hours, uneasy about where to go - so here is a list of Lisbon discos, both grand party halls and more subdued venues, sure to please every taste.  Can we ask you for a dance? Recommended: ultimate guide to Lisbon's nightlife  

  • Bars and pubs

Embarking on an intrepid mission to discover Lisbon's many offerings is thirsty work and, besides the city's wide-range of history and cultural sights, there is a long list of modern, and more traditional bars, where you can replenish any lost fluid. From Portuguese craft beers to contemporary cocktails, you're in for a smorgasboard of alcoholic refreshments...

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