One of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Lisbon is famed for its laid-back beach culture and thriving nightlife scene. Each neighbourhood within the Portuguese capital offers a range of bars and hangouts to suit every type of traveller, from the rooftop cocktail-sipper to the all-night partygoer. Here are 5 of Lisbon’s best bars.

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Rio Maravilha

Celebrated for its riverside location and unbeatable view across the Ponte 25 de Abril, Rio Maravilha is one of Lisbon’s most famous rooftop bars. Located within the eclectic LX Factory, this bar is a favourite among the city’s creatives, its outdoor space punctuated by a large patchwork statue.

Park Bar

Hidden on the top floor of a nondescript multi-storey car park, Park Bar is perched atop Lisbon’s centre, offering unique views across the city’s rolling hills. Come up to Park Bar for sunset and watch as it dips below the glittering waters of the Tejo river.

Secret Garden LX

A quirky bar known only to Lisbon locals, Secret Garden is notoriously difficult to find. Resting atop the impressive Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, with its awe-striking view across the entire city, Secret Garden is a ramshackle outdoor bar offering live DJ sets long into the night.

Menina e Moça

Located on Pink Street – one of Lisbon’s liveliest areas by night – Menina e Moça is a bar-bookstore hybrid with low tables spilling out onto the brightly coloured road. Visit this bar for live jazz and afternoon aperitifs.

TOPO Chiado

Another well-kept secret within the city, TOPO Chiado is tucked within the shadow of the infamous convent ruins, which overhang the Baixa neighbourhood. From here, visitors will experience the iconic Santa Justa elevator from an entirely new perspective, whilst browsing the extensive cocktail list.

Abi Prowse Zaftyg Contributing Author


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