Lisbon’s Best Bars (2020)

Whether you’re looking for a buzzing bar or a relaxed lounge, Lisbon has a space with your name on just waiting to be discovered. Hip bars with a DJ or cozy lounges with live music, the choice is yours.

Here are the spots that made our list:

Pensão Amor – An atmospheric bar and dance club situated in a former brothel with regular burlesque shows. It’s a vibrant and buzzing place that gets very crowded with tourists as well as locals but you can escape to the balcony to enjoy some quiet(er) time to talk with friends.

Address: Rua Alecrim 19, 1200-292 Lisboa
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PARK – A lively rooftop bar located on top of a multi-storey car park with great panoramic river views over the city and good music pumped out by the DJ. This is a hip place to hang out, filled with plants and wooden furniture, arrive early if you want to get a table.

Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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Pavilhão Chinês – A quirky bar decorated with war memorabilia yet pumping out 80’s and 90’s music. A place to visit when you want something a bit dark and different – Think of it as a museum serving drinks, each room having a different theme.

Address: R. Dom Pedro V 89, 1250-093 Lisboa
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Foxtrot – Ring the doorbell, and the door will be opened to allow you inside this lovely 1920’s speakeasy-style bar that serves up masterful cocktails. Relax as you let the jazz music wash over you, it’s the ideal place for holding a late night conversation whether you’re on a date or with friends.

Address: Tv. Santa Teresa 28, 1200-405 Lisboa
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A Ginjinha – Get your party started the right way with some shots of traditional cherry liquor (it’s all they sell) at this mini bar where you’ll find groups crowded outside on the pavement having a good time and watching the world go by.

Address: Largo São Domingos 8, 1100-201 Lisboa
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Sky Bar – A sophisticated and stylish top-floor bar with a great view over the city of Lisbon. With a good atmosphere, good mellow music, comfy seats, and a good menu which includes finger food, pay the prices and enjoy the experience, you only live once!

Address: Av. da Liberdade 185, 1269-050 Lisboa
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Cerveteca Lisboa – Quite a minimalist bar, small and cozy with indoor seating, selling a good selection of local and international craft beers. A great place for beer enthusiasts to discover something new, taking recommendations from the bartender, and trying from the taster tray.

Address: Praça das Flores 62, 1200-192 Lisboa
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Trobadores – Taberna Medieval – A unique bar lit by candlelight with medieval themed decor right down to the beer mugs and music. It’s the place to enjoy beer or wine with some tapas whilst relaxing with friends, and imagining you’re back in the dark ages!

Address: Rua de São Julião, nº27, 1100-524 Lisboa
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Delirium Café Lisboa – Enjoy a great selection of beers on tap and in bottles from local craft breweries as well as international brands at this pub/bar. Upbeat music, a good location, great bar food, and a good crowd – What more could you ask for?!

Address: Calçada Nova de São Francisco 2A, 1200-289 Lisboa,
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Topo Chiado – This open-air lounge bar is in a quirky place in a hidden spot and has a great view of the city and a great drinks selection whether you fancy chilling with a beer, glass of wine, or a cocktail. Relax to the music and enjoy the good vibes whether visiting in the afternoon or the evening.

Address: Terraços do Carmo, 1200-288 Lisboa,
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Bar Hawaii – Dance the night away at this waterfront bar and club where there’s always a good atmosphere. A variety of music styles keeps everyone happy, the dancefloor getting crowded and the music loud – Not the place to visit if you want to enjoy a conversation!

Address: de Armz 1, Doca Alcântara, 1350-353 Lisboa
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Procópio bar – A small secret bar, set in a side alley, that will transport you back in time – Just knock on the door to be let in. You can sit inside (with the smokers) at a booth or sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Cozy, romantic, and historical, this bar has a very relaxing ambiance and serves up good cocktails and good sandwiches if you feel peckish.

Address: Alto de São Francisco 21, 1250-228 Lisboa
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Lounge – A cozy place to chill with friends with a good food and drinks menu (Nespresso coffee as well as plenty of alcohol) and friendly staff. Mostly used by locals, this bar lounge plays good music with an old school vibe.

Address: R. Moeda 1, 1200-275 Lisboa
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LisBeer – This bar has a rustic vibe, a cozy place to talk and relax with friends over a beer. There are plenty of local craft beers and international beers to choose from with friendly and knowledgeable staff who’ll help you make the right selection based on your taste.

Address: Beco do Arco Escuro 1, 1100-016 Lisboa
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Friends Bairro Alto – A cool hidden bar that’s full of 1950’s charm and character. Order a cocktail and relax as the friendly staff take care of your needs through the night and you make some fun new friends or hang out with old ones.

Address: Travessa da Água da Flor 17, 1200-212 Lisboa
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Tasca Mastai – Relax with a drink and a book, this bar/restaurant providing you with poetry, comics, art books – Something for everyone! This bar also hosts regular cultural events and has a vibrant yet homely atmosphere, a breath of fresh air within the bustling nightlife district.

Address: 387, R. da Rosa 14, 1200-387 Lisboa
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Love Lisbon Hostel & Bar – Step into a world of art and design and meet a ton of interesting people from all around the world. This bar has a cool vibe and serves up tasty cocktails which you can enjoy in the bar or on the balcony.

Address: Rua de Arroios 60, 1150-053 Lisboa
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Tejo Bar – A very fun and friendly intimate bar that was made for live jam sessions, get your toes tapping and let your voice ring out, no one will judge you, or sit quietly and relax as you let the music wash over you from the talented musicians who play here.

Address: 1100 451, Beco do Vigário 1A
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Maria Caxuxa – A very cool retro-styled cocktail bar with a laid back atmosphere and good music. It gets crowded on the weekend so if you want a table or to enjoy a quieter time, go early for pre-dinner drinks and if you want to enjoy a more vibrant night, go later.

Address: R. da Barroca 6-12, 1200-050 Lisboa
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Gin Lovers & Less – A true gem for gin lovers with a mind-blowing extensive menu and some fun theatrics from the bar staff when crafting your drink. Described as a palace for gin lovers, you’ll find good food, good service, and good prices.

Address: Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa
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Paródia – A beautiful historic bar (the 2nd oldest in Lisbon)) serving up cocktails, wine, and beer in dark yet cozy atmospheric surroundings with art-deco on the walls and a piano in the corner. A romantic spot with friendly staff that few tourists know about.

Address: R. Patrocínio 26-b, 1350-229 Lisboa
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Cave Rock Bar – Rock out and relax at this friendly haunt that’s well decorated with a dark gothic/rock vibe, playing heavy metal and rock music. It serves good food, and has a fun pinball machine you can easily get hooked on!

Address: R. da Rosa 154/156, 1200-145 Lisboa
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Ginginha do Carmo – Enjoy a shot of traditional Portuguese cherry liquor in a chocolate cup at this tiny charming and friendly bar. Definitely a place to include on your bar crawl and a drink that should be tried at least once.

Address: Calçada do Carmo 37 A, 1200-090 Lisboa
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Garrafeira Alfaia – An extensive wine menu and some tasty home cooked food can be enjoyed at this small and friendly bar that’s typically Portuguese but draws in people from all over the world, including the locals. It’s a simple place but one with a great atmosphere and usually an impromptu music session to listen to as well.

Address: R. do Diário de Notícias 125, 1200-143 Lisboa
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Espumantaria do Cais – A cool yet classy bar and restaurant with wonderful decor and good music which all helps to create a good atmosphere for an enjoyable evening in Lisbon whether having dinner or just stopping by for drinks.

Address: R. Nova do Carvalho 39, 1200-291 Lisboa
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Bar TR3S Lisboa – A relaxed place to enjoy an affordable cocktail or a refreshing pint in cool surroundings with fun and friendly staff and friendly locals who will welcome those drinking alone into their group. Enjoy a game of darts, let the music wash over you, and let the worries wash away.

Address: R. Ruben A. Leitão 2, 1200-165 Lisboa
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Bar Pride Burlesque – A fun and lively bar with DJ’s pumping out top tunes, great lighting, attentive staff, and a great crowd. Whether you’re straight, gay or anything in between, this is a  buzzing space to enjoy a top night out.

Address: R. da Rosa 159, 1200-383 Lisboa
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