Like any city, there are hundreds of bars and clubs in Lisbon to keep night owls busy. Different sections of the city are more renowned for their nightlife than others. Bairro Alto situated up the hills is particularly active.
Rua dom Pedro 89, Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
If the door of this bar is closed when you arrive don't fret - simply hit the doorbell, nod to the concierge and step inside one of Europe's most unique bars. Decorated with literally thousands of collectable items, go and you'll find yourself studying model aeroplanes, sipping on cocktails and tapping your feet to the sounds of the 80s.
Open Mon-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 9pm-2am.
20 Rua Travesa Aqua de Flor, Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
This tiny bar in the ever-lively Bairro Alto serves arguably the best (and cheapest) caipirinhas and mojitos in town. Opened in 1950 by Manuel, he'd be lucky to squeeze ten rogues into his beloved bar. But he never complains as the line going into his bar for shots and cocktails seldom shortens.
Open daily from 10am-4am.
Rua San Joao D Praca 94, Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
A night of Portugal's most famous music 'fado' is obligatory for those who want to spend one night soaking up some Portuguese culture instead of beers and cocktails. This club in Alfama is touristy but a good place to witness some traditional tunes nonetheless.
Open daily from 8pm-2am.
, Lisbon, Portugal
Regarded by many as one of Western Europe's best haunts, this club part-owned by John Malkovich attracts Lisbon's coolest kids who flock to hear the world's top DJs. Not as difficult to make your way past the bouncers as you would expect, the hefty admission charge includes a number of drinks.
Open Mon-Sat from 6pm-7am.
Rua Polais de Sao Bento 37, Sao Bento, Lisbon, Portugal
Part bar, part club, Incognito doesn't have a sign on the front door but inside the atmosphere speaks for itself. Totally unpretentious, you can try all sorts of moves on the dancefloor downstairs, or look at others from the bar on top.
Open Wed-Sat from 11pm-4am.