Nightlife

Discover the best of Lisbon’s nightlife, including clubs, comedy and music

The best nightlife in Lisbon
Nightlife

The best nightlife in Lisbon

Whether you're a rump shaker, a motormouth or a wannabe sommelier, you can't fail to find something to suit your tastes in Lisbon

Lisbon nightlife – The best places to go out in Lisbon

The best Lisbon clubs
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The best Lisbon clubs

Shake it like a Polaroid picture and have a banging time at these world-class nightspots.

The best Lisbon bars
Bars and pubs

The best Lisbon bars

From Portuguese beers to contemporary cocktails, you're in for a smorgasboard of alcoholic refreshments...

The best places to see Fado music in Lisbon
Music

The best places to see Fado music in Lisbon

Enjoy the beautiful, melancholy music of Fado at one of these top Fado music clubs

Gay Lisbon guide
LGBT

Gay Lisbon guide

Príncipe Real, Lisbon's gayest neighbourhood has bars for all tastes (and fetishes). From encounters with bears to drag shows, through dark rooms and events where the dress code is no clothes at all to message parties for those who have had enough of Grindr, here is your guide to gay Lisbon.

Lisbon nightlife – The best places to drink in Lisbon

Chapitô
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Chapitô

This bar attached to the Chapitô circus school has a broad terrace from which visitors can enjoy one of the best views in Lisbon. There's also a restaurant upstairs with an international menu. A separately run basement space, Bartô , has exhibitions, poetry recitals and regular live music.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Pavilhão Chinês
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Pavilhão Chinês

Undoubtedly Lisbon's best bar decor, courtesy of Luís Pinto Coelho. The warren of rooms is lined with floor-to-ceiling glass cases stuffed with toy battleships, eastern European army officers' hats and other grim ornaments. This museum of kitsch is not cheap, but it's definitely worth a look. The back room is an atmospheric setting for a frame of pool. Another bar designed by the same man, Procópio (Alto de São Francisco 21A, 21 385 2851) near Amoreiras, has an extraordinary Wild West saloon-meets-musty museum feel.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
O Bom, O Mau e O Vilão
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O Bom, O Mau e O Vilão

The Portuguese title for the Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly provided the name for this ambitious project, hinting at its multifaceted nature: bar, restaurant, film club and music venue, with concerts or DJ sets daily. Check the Facebook page for details. In contrast to most Lisbon bars, where house and electronica rule, here soul, funk, Afrobeat and jazz dominate. Several rooms feature striking murals by local artists.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Lux Frágil
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Lux Frágil

Lisbon's best club, with two dancefloors (one loungey, one sweaty) and a roof terrace overlooking the river. As the hip furniture indicates, it's a see-and-be-seen place, but the crowd is friendly and the measures Lisbon-large. House and guest DJs offer everything from electro and hip hop to bursts of '80s music. Thursdays are popular with locals keen on leftfield names; on Saturdays the place is mobbed by out-of-towners. Lux's programme - which includes live bands and the odd Sunday afternoon event, as well as big international DJs - and its catch-all social role remain unrivalled. Exude photogenic importance at the door if you arrive after 2am.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Pensão Amor
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Pensão Amor

The name means 'Love Boarding House' - a nod to the building's past as a place of business for sex workers and their clients. Trendy locals now flock here to see and be seen in the over-the-top lounge bar - a sort of decadent tearoom, open from late afternoon - and attached rooms, which include an old-style disco. There are occasional concerts and the background music is eclectic.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Park
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Park

A relative newcomer, this sprawling rooftop bar on a multi-storey car park at the south-western corner of the Bairro Alto gets packed on warm evenings. Beautiful young things chat amid giant pot plants, swaying to a DJ-driven soundtrack of jazz, soul and funk. The view out over the river and Ponte 25 de Abril is stunning. Snacks and light meals are available until 3pm, and then again from 8pm to 11pm.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars