Lisbon Nightlife: The Hottest Spots

From day to night, Lisbon is buzzing with energy, friendly local people and cool neighbourhoods that each offer something different.

Read our short guide to the European capital’s hottest spots for a night out, whether you want dinner and cocktails or an underground club. Here are a few of our top recommendations

Barrio Alto

This Bohemian area of Lisbon, close to Príncipe Real, is known for its wine bars, quirky bars and cosy restaurants. It comes alive after midnight so a great place for the night owls, with locals and tourists spilling out onto the back streets until the early hours.

Lisbon - Barrio Alto


Santos, Avenida 24 de Julho and the Docks were formerly Lisbon’s industrial port area. Now transformed by architects and artists, the area encompasses the trendy LX Factory, luxury hotels, several bars and Lisbon’s Marina.

Lisbon - Santos

Cais do Sodré

Once dominated by strip bars, this area has had a makeover. You’ll find a varied music offering at the clubs in town and along the riverfront is the place to enjoy dinner with a view, classy cocktails and fashionable bars.

Lisbon - Cais do Sodré