Expert guide to Lisbon
An insider's guide to the best bars and nightclubs in Lisbon, including the top spots for live music and nightclubs for dancing, by Telegraph Travel's Lisbon experts.
In the maze of bars that make up the Bairro Alto neighbourhood, this quirky place serves plastic cups of ice-cold beer to an eclectic crowd who spill out on to the surrounding cobbled streets until the early hours.
Address: Rua da Atalaia 3, Bairro Alto.
Contact: 00 351 21 342 1039.
Prices: beers from £1.40.
Opening times: daily, 7pm-4am
This is Lisbon’s cavernous den of debauchery and wild live music. Nightly, sweat drips from the open-brick ceiling of this hip under-archway club as trendy twentysomethings writhe to live DJs, MCs and bands.
Address: Rua Nova do Carvalho [AP6] 24.
Contact: 00 351 21 347 3188; musicboxlisboa.com
Prices: Beers from £2.
Opening times: Mon-Sat, 11pm-6am.
One of Lisbon’s largest “superclubs” is part-owned by John Malkovich. Set in a monstrous dockland warehouse, it boasts an enormous dance floor and is filled with oversized armchairs, sofas and white pillars, with giant glitterballs (of Studio 54 ilk) looming overhead. The river-facing rooftop balcony is the spot for cocktails at dawn.
Address: Infante Dom Henrique, Santa Apolónia.
Contact: 00 351 21 882 0890; luxfragil.com
Prices: Vodka and tonics from £3.50.
Opening times: Tue-Sat, 11pm-6am.
Witnessing the capital’s wildest nights for the past 20 years, Kremlin is a long-standing HQ of hedonism and depravity. Expect to see all sorts from dolled-up drag queens to dapper dandies in this one-size-fits-all late-night/early-morning venue.
Address: Rua das Escadinhas da Praia 5, Santos.
Contact: 00 351 21 395 7101; kremlin.pt
Prices: Rum a; d cokes from £4.50.
Opening times: Tue-Sat, midnight-8am (sometimes 10am).