Lisbon, a whirlwind of culture and fun, is without a doubt one of the favorite cities of Europe. Maybe you are up for chilling with a glass of wine, or you are a party animal that is eager to find the wildest party in the city. Doesn’t matter, there is always something to do in the night for all kinds of people. Concerts, shows, live music, bars - you can find it all in Lisbon. It’s time to look for some great places to go when the sun goes down!
Bairro Alto - the center of Lisbon nightlife
Bairro Alto is one of the central districts of Lisbon. The streets are calm and quiet during the day and perfect for a romantic walk due to the unique Lisbon architecture. But at night, Bairro Alto transforms into the center of nightlife and you can find almost every kind of bar in these streets, for all tastes. It’s the best place to go for nightlife when you are in Lisbon. The atmosphere is super chill and friendly and drinking on the street is accepted. This place is famous for young people and students that are looking for a bit of fun in the city. Summer season is coming and it´s the time of terraces and gardens, so try one of these rooftop bars in Bairro Alto:
The Park is a stylish bar on the rooftop of a car park. You will have to find this bar since there is no sign but once you find the car park, you will get there by a lift. The bar opens at 1:00 pm and offers some stunning views, especially if you are in time for sunset. It´s the perfect place to chill, drinking a glass of wine and watching the sunset above beautiful Lisbon.
Address: Calçada do Combro 58, Lisboa
Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays. Tu-Sa: 13:00-2:00. Su: 13:00-20:00
Access: Closest bus station: Santa Catarina
Contact: +351 21 591 4011
Facebook: The Park
2. Café-Bar BA
Já tem planos para esta tarde? Que tal experimentar o Terraço do Bairro Alto Hotel? Any plans for this afternoon? How about trying the Terrace at Bairro Alto Hotel? Photo by @coolsoftchic #bairroaltohotelPosted by Bairro Alto Hotel on Sunday, 14 August 2016
Café-Bar BA can be found on the rooftop of the five-star hotel, the Bairro Alto. It´s a trendy bar and a favorite among locals. The bar is open from 11:00 am and is perfect for a light lunch or a night drink. It´s a place where you can listen to a variety of favorite DJs, some Portuguese and some foreign, playing all kinds of music from jazz to bossa nova. You can always check agenda before you plan to visit BA.
The menu offers a selection of salads, toast or the homemade BA burger. And the best thing about this place is that with all this, you can see a stunning view of Lisbon.
Address: Tv. da Cara 6, 1200-089 Lisboa, Portugalsko
Opening Hours: 11:00-11:30
Contact: +351 21 342 1079
Website: BA café-bar
Listen to Fado in the best Fado bars
Fado is a Portuguese music genre that originated in the 19th century. The songs are often about disappointment, unhappy love, the hard work of fishermen or faith in a better future. Lisbon is the right place to tap into the secrets of Fado. Visit one of these acclaimed Fado bars:
1. O Faia in Bairro Alto
The magic of Fado in the heart of Lisbon, accompanied by portuguese guitar with a fantastic menu.Posted by O Faia on Friday, 11 March 2016
One of the favorite Fado bars that provides quality Fado concerts and delicious Portuguese food, O Faia was founded in 1947 by Lucilia do Carmo and her son. They were both famous icons and symbols in the history of Fado. The bar is in a great area of Bairro Alto and plays live music every night except Sunday. In O Faia, you can hear many talented artists such as Lenita Gentil, Antonio Rocha or Fernando Silva.
Address: Rua da Barroca, 54-56 , Bairro Alto 1200-050 Lisboa
Opening Hours: Mo-Sa : 20:00-2:00. Sunday closed.
Contact: (+351) 21 342 67 42
Website: O Faia
2. Sr. Fado in Alfama
Sr. Fado is a small family restaurant with warm and welcoming atmosphere. They serve traditional Portuguese and homemade food which is cooked by the owners. After cooking your meal, they will play Fado with other musicians and make you feel like home. This place is so unique especially because of its heart.
Address: Rua dos Remédios 176 Alfama, Lisboa Portugal
Opening Hours: Wed - Su : 19:30 - 00:00. Closed Monday, Tuesday. Contact: 00351 218874298
Facebook: Sr. Fado
3. Timpanas in Alcantara
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Timpanas opened in 1961 and is located in Alcantara, a district of Lisbon. The name of the bar originates from the classic film “A Severa”. It´s the youngest child of the Fado & Food group that has, in total, three Fado houses located in Bairro Alto: Luso Café founded in 1927, Adega Machado founded in 1937 and Timpanas.
Timpanas is a typical bar with traditional ambiance, traditional cuisine and live Fado music.
Address: Rua Gilberto Rola 22 24, Lisboa 1350-155, Portugal
Opening Hours: Mo-Su: 20:00-2:00
Contact: +351 21 390 6655
Portuguese celebrations and festivities
Festivities, festivals, and celebrations are popular within the whole of Portugal. These events are a mix of everything from the best of Portuguese culture: Portuguese food, Portuguese music and Portuguese people. All you need to get to know Portugal better - visit one of these main celebrations:
1. The festival of St. Antonio
The Santo Antonio festival takes place every year on the 12th and 13th of June. The festival is a celebration of the patron saint Antonio. Streets become full of color with all kinds of decorations, flags and lights. Everywhere there are stalls with all kinds of foods and drinks. You can try any of the traditional foods such as grilled mackerel or Caldo Verde. There are many parties during the night that you can join.
Each district has their own events, but the center of the festivity is in Alfama. This event is the perfect opportunity to experience Portuguese culture.
Address: The main area is in Alfama but the festival is celebrated in all districts.
Date: 12th-13th of June every year.
Visit bars with live music
1. Alface Hall
Alface Hall is a highly recommended bar, right in the center of Bairro Alto. It’s the newest Blues & Jazz club, opened in 2009. The bar has a classic vintage interior and provides live music every day! Tasty drinks, quality music and a friendly atmosphere can all be found here.
The music starts 9:00 pm and entry is free! It’s the best place for drinking while listening to live blues.
Address: Rua do Norte Nº 96,Lisabon
Opening Hours: Mo-Su : 13:00-0:00
Contact: +351 21 343 3293
Facebook: Alface Hall
2. Templários Bar
ESTA NOITE..... CANDY NO TEMPLÁRIOS ! ! ! Voz - Anita Guitarra e Voz - Sergini Baixo - Cesar Mendes Bateria - Alex ZukPosted by Templários Bar on Saturday, 25 June 2016
Templários Bar opened in 1991 and has been attended by many well-known musicians, singers and artists. Templários organizes many concerts and events with all kinds of music. It’s a bar with a friendly and open atmosphere that gets you feeling the music and will not let you sit on a chair.
Address: Rua Flores do Lima 8 a, 1700 Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mo-Th: 22:30- 2:00. Fr-Sa: 22:30-3:00. Su - closed.
Contact: +351 21 797 0177
The weather in Lisbon is perfect the entire year, now matter what the season is. But with summer approaching, the temperature will keep rising. If you enjoy sitting on a terrace with cold drinks and sunsets, here are a few more rooftop bars in Lisbon you can check out:
Lisbon is alive!
Lisbon is one of the best cities in Europe for nightlife. Many young tourists visit Lisbon all through the year looking for a party. Lisbon is alive anytime! All you need to do is follow the tips above, enjoy your holiday and drink delicious Capirinhas on the rooftop, while the sun is going down.
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