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What to do in Lisbon at night?

Lisbon is famous for its beauty, history, sights and rich culture, but what many may not know is that the city also has an exciting and diverse nightlife offer. At night, Lisbon comes alive and there are countless options that allow you to enjoy a great evening followed by a memorable night, where there will be no shortage of music, entertainment and alternatives for all tastes. Come and discover them with us!

Enjoy dinner with a view and...

Visiting the downtown area and going up to Chiado is one of the best tours for anyone visiting Lisbon. Enjoy the afternoon to discover these historic areas and reserve your night for an unforgettable dinner at BAHR, the restaurant at the top of the Bairro Alto Hotel. A unique view over the city and the Tagus River combined with Portuguese cuisine in a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere, are the perfect combination for an unforgettable night.

...discover the city's most vibrant neighbourhood
Bairro Alto is known for its exciting nightlife with numerous bars, restaurants and cultural options. The 18.68 cocktail bar is one of the best options available in this area, which combines the irreverence of Bairro Alto with the glamour of Chiado, in a sophisticated space with a wide range of extraordinary signature cocktails.
If you want to enjoy a cultural space and get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and bars, go to Galeria Zé dos Bois, where you will find an eclectic programme with live music concerts, exhibitions and a wide variety of artistic shows, in a place that stands out for its difference.

...live the magic of the theatre
In Chiado and downtown area are some of the most important theatres of the country. If you want to see a play, check the schedule of São Luiz Municipal Theatre and D. Maria II National Theatre. If you like opera, we suggest you look for the magnificent São Carlos National Theatre and live an exciting night in one of the most beautiful concert halls in Portugal.

Take a night boat trip

Would you like to see Lisbon in a very special and enigmatic way? An overnight boat ride is the answer. Imagine gliding through the immensity of the Tagus River in the light of the stars while Lisbon is lit up in front of you... a unique and unforgettable experience. Enjoy the main monuments and points of interest in the city on a trip that goes from Doca do Bom Sucesso to Praça do Comércio with the Bering Tour. And all this accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Let's go?

Fall in love with Fado in Alfama

Fado is the soul of Portuguese culture in the form of a song. If you're looking for things to do in Lisbon, the typical Portuguese fado houses are one of the many charms of Lisbon's nightlife. We recommend that you take the afternoon to discover the historic neighbourhood of Alfama and enjoy a wonderful sunset at Portas do Sol viewpoint. At night, have dinner in one of the many fado houses that are located here and live an exciting night to the sound of fado, while enjoying Portuguese snacks and wines.
If you want to know more about this unique and exciting musical genre, declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, we suggest you visit the Fado Museum.

Lisbon has nightlife programmes for all tastes

If you want to do more nightlife programmes in addition to the ones we suggest, there are many other options that guarantee memorable nights and good memories of the city:

Listen to jazz at Hot Clube de Portugal
If you like jazz, Hot Clube Portugal is the ideal place for you. With a very diversified programme and concerts on several days of the week, the Hot Clube is a place of reference for jazz lovers and the guarantee of a night well spent. This is one of the oldest jazz clubs in Europe and considered one of the best in the world. 
Location: Praça da Alegria nº48, Lisbon

Dance in Lisbon's most iconic nightclub
Discover one of the most exciting and famous places to go out at night in Lisbon. Lux Frágil is the ideal place for those who like to dance until the morning to the sound of electronic music. Here, national and international DJs animate the visitors and the Lisbon night.
Location: Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Armazém A, Cais da Pedra, Sta. Apolónia

Discover a very peculiar bar
Enter another reality by visiting a bar that could be a museum: the Pavilhão Chinês. Located in Príncipe Real, it is one of those places that will remain in your memory for its particular decoration. With 5 rooms, this space was born from Luís Pinto Coelho's desire to exhibit his small relics. Enjoy a good cocktail while appreciating the unique collections in the showcases.
Location: Rua Dom Pedro V nº89, Lisboa



Whether at night or during the day, we can say that Lisbon always has a special charm. If you are on holiday in the city and would like to know what to do during the day, check out our suggestions to get to know the best of the capital in 2 days or take the opportunity to discover the beautiful villages of Sintra and Cascais.

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