Fathom Favorites : Lisbon Nightlife

1. MusicBox


High energy, intimate club showcasing DJs and performers across music genres, featuring both Portuguese and international acts. Come here for the people watching and the cheap drinks. 

R. Nova do Carvalho, 24
Lisbon, 1200-014 

2. Lux Fragile

Lux Fragile

One of Lisbon’s premier nightclubs, this is where the fashion and celebrity set spend a night out. On the ground level, you’ll find a DJ spinning EDM tracks for a raucous dance crowd, but there’s also an upstairs dance floor where the mood is decidedly more tame. Head up to the rooftop for some fresh air, or to watch the sun come up.

Av. Infante D. Henrique, Armazém A, Cais da Pedra a Sta Apolónia
Lisbon, 1950-376

3. Pensao Amor

Pensao Amor

Part cocktail bar, part erotic bookstore, this spot is intimate, theatrical, and decadent without being intimidating. Come here for a burlesque show or to explore the hidden nooks and crannies of the club with your SO (or new Portuguese lover). The risque decor and cocktail names may elicit a few snickers, but the building formerly housed a brothel, so embrace the ambiance and keep an open mind.

Rua Alecrim 19
Lisbon, 1200-014

4. Bar 38º 41′

Bar 38º 41′

Located between two iconic Lisbon landmarks — the historic Belém Tower and the mid-20th-century Monument to the Discoveries — the bar at the Belém Altis Hotel & Spa is fantastic for post-sightseeing beverages with great views of the Tagus River.

Doca do Bom Sucesso
Lisbon, 1400-038

5. Topo


See Lisbon from a new perspective atop this ultra modern rooftop bar. When you're done taking in views of São Jorge Castle and the pastel houses of the old city, order a few expertly crafted cocktails made by master bartenders at Black Pepper & Basil.

Commercial Center Martim Moniz, Piso 6
Lisbon, 1100-341

6. Sol e Pesca

Sol e Pesca

Housed in a former fishing tackle shop, the restaurant helped transform the Cais de Sodré district into one of Lisbon's coolest. Order a few conservas (tins of sardines, tuna, and other preserved fish) with beer or wine for an authentic and affordable happy hour.

Rua Nova do Carvalho, 44
Lisbon, 1200-014

7. Tasca do Chico

Tasca do Chico

For a typical night out in Lisbon, this traditional bar is one of the most distinctive in Barrio Alto. Go for red wine, roasted sausage, and fado, a type of popular Portuguese song accompanied by mandolins or guitars.

Rua do Diário de Notícias, 39
Lisbon, 1200-108