Going out in Lisbon
Lisbon has lots of things to show off about. One of them is its vibrant nightlife, which is considered among the best in Europe. In the Portuguese capital, you’ll find something for everyone when looking to go out and enjoy a few drinks.
After a long day exploring the cobbled streets of Lisbon under the Atlantic sun, the moment to relax, have fun and mix with the local fauna arrives. Anyone looking to get close to Portuguese roots or desiring a romantic experience would do well to take a look at one of the numerous Fado houses. In most of these, as well as enjoying traditional Fado music, you can also sharpen your knives and forks on a decent Portuguese dinner.
And with stomachs full and world put to rights, the moment to go out in Lisbon has come. We’ll tell you which are the most popular areas.
This is where the action normally happens during the first hours of the night. The narrow streets of this district are riddled with small bars in which, above all, beer and caipirinhas are consumed. As people overflow from the bars, normal practice is to take drinks out to the streets. The bars of this neighbourhood often fill up from around midnight, and close at around four o’clock in the morning.
• B’Artis (Rua do Diario de Noticias, 95-97) – Classic furnishings, ancient posters, cocktails and jazz music.
• Tasca do Chico (R. Diário de Noticias 39) – One of the legends. On Mondays and Wednesdays, you can listen to live Fado.
• Incognito (Rua dos Polais de São Bento, 37) – There’s no name on the door, and you have to ring to get in. Plays music from the 80s, indie and alternative pop.
In this area, there’s many bars in which you can enjoy a few chilled-out drinks and also some of the most famous clubs in Lisbon.
• Kremlin (Rua das Escadinhas da Praia, 5) – Considered to be one of the best European clubs for house music.
• Kapital (Avenida 24 de Julho, 68) – Elegant design and élitist atmosphere in one of the classic clubs in Lisbon.
• Plateau (Escadinhas da Praia, 3) – A club for those who love pop and music from the 80s and 90s.
Next to the mouth of the Tagus river, this going-out zone occupies where the old quays used to be. It comprises a good number of pubs, and various interesting clubs.
• Lux (Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Doca do Jardim do Tabaco) – This club, property of John Malkovich, is one of those places that’s always in fashion. It offers a variety of music, a terrace and views of the river.
• Buddha Bar (Gare Marítima de Alcántara, 30) – Sculptures of buddhas of all sizes, coffee tables and leather sofas for listening to house and chill out in a mystic environment.
Do you have any more recommendations for going out in Lisbon?
Laura – Marketing Team