Countless bars and clubs grace the streets of Lisbon especially in the city’s liveliest district, Bairro Alto. Over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page we asked you about your favourite bars in Lisbon. Here’s what you had to say...
Arroz Doce is recommended by: Ricardo Gomes.
This bar is popular with both locals and visitors to Lisbon’s Bairro Alto area. Here you’ll be able to sample a tempting variety of tipples including ‘pontapé na cona’, a sweet and usually dark beer.
Location: Rua da Atalaia, 119.
Bacalhoeiro is recommended by: Janaina Carreira.
At this club you’ll find DJs providing the tunes for the punters enjoying themselves out on the dance floor or sitting around the venue sipping their drinks. As well as acting as a bar and club, Bacalhoeiro also hosts exhibitions and plenty more.
Location: Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 126.
Maria Caxuxa is recommended by: Paulo Tito Silva.
A trendy spot, Maria Caxuxa is located inside a former bakery and some of the old machinery used in the bakery still decorates the interior. This large bar boasts a relaxed atmosphere during the week, and the place really heats up on weekends when house music plays until the wee hours.
Location: Rua da Barroca, 6-12.
Chapitô is recommended by: Edgar Antão.
Here you won’t just find a bar or a restaurant or an entertainment venue. Instead, you’ll find all those things and more! While you enjoy your drinks or sample some of the tapas dishes on offer, you’ll be entertained by a whole host of performers including magicians, jugglers, people on stilts and many, many more. With its large interior and terrace seating area, this bar and its carnival-esque atmosphere attract a wide variety of visitors.
Location: Rua Costa do Castelo, 7.
Filipe Janeiro says:
Pavilhão Chinês! Without any doubts the best bar in Lisbon. Don't miss it when u'll come here. =)
Crammed full of kitschy items from model planes to toy soldiers, this funky bar is a lively spot where you can enjoy a few drinks. There’s a billiards table on the premises too.
Location: Rua Dom Pedro V, 89.
Jorge Santomé says:
Crew Hassan. More than a bar, vegan food, expositions, music, cheap in general... and don´t miss the decoration!
Home to live music shows, exhibitions, workshops and plenty more, Crew Hassan is a pretty diverse venue offering up a large variety of entertainment options each and every night.
Location: Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 159.
Ginjinha do Rossio
Ginjinha do Rossio is recommended by: Valentina Buttol.
A tiny little hole in the wall bar, Ginjinha do Rossio is the perfect spot to try out ‘ginjinha’ or ‘ginja’, a very popular Portuguese liqueur made from sour cherries. At the bottom of each shot you’ll usually find a cherry for you to nibble on after you down the drink.
Location: Largo São Domingos, 8.
Pamela Aurilia says:
Definitely Cinco Lounge!!! Is in Bairro Alto area.Great cocktail bar and Dave the owner is so friendly and nice!!! Great place
Chic yet comfortable, this cocktail lounge is a popular spot with people who come to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and colourful cocktails. You’ll be spoiled for choice here, as the drinks menu includes more than 100 cocktails and plenty more besides.
Location: Rua Ruben A. Leitao, 17-a.
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 9pm-2am, closed Sundays and Mondays.
A Tasca do Chico
A Tasca do Chico is recommended by: Uf Que Rollo.
If you’re looking to hear Portugal’s famous fado music make sure to check out A Tasca do Chico. In this bar you’ll see both seasoned and amateur fado musicians perform.
Location: Rua Diário de Noticias, 39.
As Primas is recommended by: Uf Que Rollo.
As Primas is one of Lisbon’s popular gay bars. Here you’ll find an animated crowd enjoying some drinks, playing pool or bopping along to the tunes playing on the jukebox.
Location: Rua da Atalaia, 154.
Incógnito Bar is recommended by: Uf Que Rollo.
A popular alternative bar and club, Incógnito is spread across three different levels including a basement dance floor. Generally pretty crowded, this bar serves up a wide variety of drinks to the sweet sounds of alt rock and retro pop.
Location: Rua Poliais de Sao Bento, 37.
Lux is recommended by: Miguel Mendes.
Seen as one of Europe’s top nightspots, this club is partly owned by actor John Malkovich. Hosting some of the world’s top DJs, boasting an ultra cosmopolitan interior and attracting Lisbon’s beautiful people, this club is an upmarket spot. Keep in mind there’s a pretty hefty admission charge but this does include some drinks.
Location: Avenida Infante D Henrique Santa Apolonia.
Beatriz Marques says:
Please, don't miss BAIRRO ALTO!
Anthi Provatari says:
YES!The fantastic area of Bairro Alto, where all the cool places are, serving cheap cocktails!
Oreste Tatikawa says:
i love Lisbon.. perfect city... Bairro alto has perfect bars
Bernhard Altendorfer says:
BAIRRO ALTO...DON`T MISS IT !!
Bairro Alto is widely regarded as the place to party in Lisbon. Along the neighbourhood’s two main drags, Rua da Barroca and Rua da Italia, you’ll find a great selection of bars. The action doesn’t keep to the interior of these bars though, so you’ll often find the streets crowded with revellers!