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Nightlife in Lisbon

Lisbon is famous for its Portuguese fado folk music, best experienced at Café Luso in the Bairro Alto or Clube de Fado in the Alfama. Portugal's capital offers everything from classical music at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in São Sebastião to contemporary performing arts at Belém Cultural Centre. Partygoers can choose from ever-popular Lux in Santa Apolónia, cool jazz nights at Speakeasy in Alcãntara or simply a relaxed cocktail or pot of tea at Cinco Lounge in Bairro Alto.

Clube de Fado, Lisbon. © Clube de Fado

Bars

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  1. 1. Ginjinha do Rossio - Bars

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    Ginjinha do Rossio, Lisbon. Photo by Seán Alexander McGrath, © Louise Pole-Baker

    Vintage signs and full liqueur bottles welcome you to Ginjinha do Rossio, a tiny bar carved into a wall just north of the Baixa district. Locals queue up for €1 plastic cups of ginjinha (cherry brandy) to sip outside with friends.Show this on map

    Address

    8, Largo São Domingos, Lisbon 1100-201

    Transport

    Restauradores metro

  2. 2. Cinco Lounge - Bars

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    Cinco Lounge, Lisbon, Portugal. Courtesy of Cinco Lounge

    Low lighting, candles and picture windows make Cinco Lounge a relaxed bar in Bairro Alto. Sit on barstools or sink into brown leather chairs while sipping vintage-style gin cocktails or modern mojitos, non-alcoholic mocktails or pots of tea.Show this on map

    Address

    17-A, Rua Ruben A Leitao, Príncipe Real, Lisbon 1200-039

    Telephone

    +351 21 342 4033

    Transport

    Restauradores or Rato metro

    Website

    Cinco Lounge Website

  3. 3. Matiz Pombalina - Bars

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    Matiz Pombalina, Lisbon. Courtesy of Matiz Pombalina

    Baixa bar Matiz Pombalina adds a contemporary twist to the 18th-century style of Marquês de Pombal, who rebuilt Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. Bare brick walls contrast with bright, upholstered chairs where you can enjoy cocktails and local artworks.Show this on map

    Address

    25, Rua das Trinas, Lisbon 1200-855

    Telephone

    +351 21 404 3703

    Transport

    Train to Santos; Tram no 15 or 18 to Santos

    Website

    Matiz Pombalina Website

  4. 4. Solar do Vinho do Porto - Bars

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    Located in a former palace in Bairro Alto, Solar do Vinho do Porto is the place to sink into deep armchairs. Ports range from the affordable to the very expensive and include vintage varieties by the bottle or the glass.Show this on map

    Address

    45, Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon 1250-237

    Telephone

    +351 21 347 5707

    Transport

    Restauradores metro; then funicular Elevador da Glória

    Website

    Port Wine Institute Website

Clubs

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  1. 5. Op Art Café - Clubs

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    Op Art Café in Alcântara overlooks the Santo Amaro docks and Tagus River. By day it's a trendy café and restaurant but, as night falls, DJs spin dance tunes and it makes an easy transition into an equally popular nightclub.Show this on map

    Address

    Doca de Santo Amaro, Lisbon 1350-353

    Telephone

    +351 21 395 6787

    Transport

    Tram 15 to Alcântara

    Website

    Op Art Café Website

  2. 6. Trumps - Clubs

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    Trumps, Lisbon. © Trumps

    Trumps is Lisbon's hottest gay nightclub with a dance floor and entertainment area plus a quiet bar. Located in the lively Bairro Alto district, everyone is welcome to join in with its fun-filled nights, varying from live music to drag.Show this on map

    Address

    104B, Rua da Imprensa Nacional, Lisbon 1250-127

    Telephone

    +351 21 397 1059

    Transport

    Tram 28 to Praça Luís de Camões

    Website

    Trumps Website

  3. 7. Musicbox Lisboa - Clubs

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    New York is not the only city that never sleeps. The night here never dies until the sun comes up. Most bars shut down at 2am. That's when the Musicbox gets started as late-night owls pour into this cavernlike joint under a bridge in the Cais do Sodré area. Fashionistas, hustlers, PR men (and women), and various hipsters in their 20s and 30s frequent this cavernlike setting. DJs most often rule the night but occasionally live bands are brought in to entertain. Open from midnight to 6am daily.

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    Cost

    Cover 6€-8€

    Address

    Rua Nova de Carvalho 24, Lisbon, Portugal

    Telephone

    21/347-31-88

    Website

    Musicbox Lisboa

  4. 8. Lux - Clubs

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    Lux, Lisbon. Courtesy of Turismo de Lisboa, © LuxFragil

    Part-owned by John Malkovich, Lux is a fashionable club located on the riverfront. Expect dance music from international DJs, strobe lighting and video screens. The bouncers tend to pick who they let in so an outfit to impress is essential.Show this on map

    Address

    Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Armazem A, Cais da Pedra Santa Apolónia, Lisbon 1950-376

    Telephone

    +351 21 882 0890

    Transport

    Bus 6, 12, 34 to Santa Apolónia train station

    Website

    Lux Website

Entertainment

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  1. 9. Clube de Fado - Entertainment

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    Clube de Fado, Lisbon. © Clube de Fado

    Located in the Alfama district, Clube de Fado is an elegant venue owned by guitarist Mario Pacheco. As diners enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine, Pacheco is joined by other musicians for a live show of melancholic fado - Portuguese folk music.Show this on map

    Address

    94, Rua São João da Praça, Lisbon 1100-521

    Telephone

    +351 21 885 2704

    Transport

    Tram 28 to Lisbon Cathedral

    Website

    Clube de Fado Website

  2. 10. Café Luso - Entertainment

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    Café Luso, Lisbon. © Café Luso

    Café Luso is a 1930s bar-restaurant in the Bairro Alto district, popular for its Portuguese folk dancing and melancholic fado music. Traditional cuisine is also served but if you just want a drink with music, come for the late session.Show this on map

    Address

    10, Travessa da Queimada, Lisbon 1200-365

    Telephone

    +351 21 342 2281

    Transport

    Tram 15 to Praça Luís de Camões

    Website

    Café Luso Website

  3. 11. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Entertainment

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    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. Courtesy of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, © José Manuel Costa Alves

    Portugal's most important cultural organisation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in São Sebastião has a choir and orchestra which perform an annual programme of concerts, supplemented by visiting international orchestras. Jazz concerts take place during the summer.Show this on map

    Address

    45A, Avenida de Berna, Lisbon 1067-001

    Telephone

    +351 21 782 3000

    Transport

    São Sebastião or Praça de Espanha metro

    Website

    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Website

  4. 12. Chapitô - Entertainment

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    Chapito, Lisbon. © Louise McGrath

    Just below Castelo do São Jorge sits Chapitô. Apart from spectacular views of the city, the laid-back bar, tapas restaurant and general chill-out venue also offers a cultural and entertainment programme featuring everything from juggling acts to courses and workshops.Show this on map

    Address

    1/7, Costa do Castelo, Lisbon

    Telephone

    +351 21 885 5550

    Transport

    Tram no 28 to St Luzia miradouro; Bus no 37 from Praça Figueira to Castelo de S Jorge

    Website

    Chapitô Website

  5. 13. Coliseu dos Recreios - Entertainment

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    Coliseu dos Recreios is a grand, 19th-century theatre located just north of Rossio along a street bustling with restaurants. Here you can catch concerts by internationally renowned musicians, plus musicals, shows, ballets and sports events.Show this on map

    Address

    96, Rua das Portas de Santa Antão, Lisbon 1150-269

    Telephone

    +351 21 324 0580

    Transport

    Restauradores metro; then funicular Elevador da Glória

    Website

    Coliseu dos Recreios Website

  6. 14. Belém Cultural Centre - Entertainment

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    Belém Cultural Centre, Lisbon. Photo by Antonio Sacchetti, courtesy of Instituto de Turismo de Portugal

    The Belém Cultural Centre is a relatively modern addition to historic Belém, but now dominates the city's contemporary music, dance and theatre scenes. Host to local and international artists and festivals, there is also a bar with regular live music.Show this on map

    Address

    Praça do Império, Lisbon 1449-003

    Telephone

    +351 21 361 2400

    Transport

    Linha de Cascais to Belém

    Website

    Belem Cultural Centre Website

  7. 15. Speakeasy - Entertainment

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    Speakeasy, Lisbon. Courtesy of Speakeasy

    Located in Alcântara, Speakeasy has become renowned as the best venue for jazz in the city, with live performances from Portugal and beyond. The restaurant serves a Portuguese menu or you can come just for cocktails and live music.Show this on map

    Address

    Cais das Oficinas, Armazem 115, Rocha Conde d'Obidos, Lisbon 1350-352

    Telephone

    +351 21 396 4257

    Transport

    Tram 15 to Alcântara

    Website

    Speakeasy Website

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