Lisbon is a gorgeous city to discover by foot, with amazing food, a rich history, good beer as well as beautiful seaside views.
With its amazing, typical south European nightlife and friendly people, it is easy to understand why this destination is attracting more and more people each year. It is the perfect spot for a group holiday or a fun hen/stag do!
There is a range of quirky bars to visit with your friends on your next trip, however many of these are kept as a secret by the locals.
Lucky for you, we’ve done our research here at Leeeta! Here are Lisbon’s top 5 bars to visit on your next group holiday.
Address: Calcada do Combro 58, 1200-115 Lisbon – Take the elevator in the parking garage.
The first time I went to this bar, I genuinely thought my friend was trying to kidnap me. PARK is located above a multi-storey car park, which means you’ll have to go all the way to the top before knowing that it even exists. Once you arrive at the top, you can see the coolest rooftop bar! It is covered in palm trees and greenery and has the most amazing view of Lisbon. If you’re going to one bar in this beautiful city, make it this one!
2. Pensão Amor
Address: Rua do Alecrim nº19, 1200-292 Lisbon
This quirky bar is one of the most talked about bars in Lisbon and for a good reason. Its beautiful and risqué interiors are reminiscent of burlesque culture, as it is inside Lisbon’s former red light district now turned pink. Once guesthouse and meeting point between sailors, criminals and prostitutes, Pensão Amor is now one of Lisbon’s hippest spots.
3. Pavilhão Chinês
Address: R. Dom Pedro V 89, 1250-093 Lisbon
Formerly a grocery store, this bar is everything but minimalist. Wonderfully eccentric and with a touch of Lisbon charm, this bar is a place you will remember. Its cabinets are filled with thousands of collectors items and art covering over two centuries of history. You must ring a doorbell to get inside, and once you enter you will not be disappointed.
Address: Rua das Flores 41, 1200-014 Lisbon
This bar and shop looks like a wine cellar with its Pombaline arches and interesting architecture. Founded in 1834 by José Maria da Fonseca – a wine producer from Azeitão, south of Lisbon. It has every wine you can imagine as well as Iberian “petiscos”. These are small dishes you can have as you socialise over a glass of good wine. There is homemade bread from Algarve, oysters from the Sado and cheese platters to choose from. Here you will have an authentic Portuguese wine experience.
Address: Caís do Sodré – Arm. A17, 1200-450 Lisbon
Once an abandoned warehouse on Lisbon’s waterfront, Vestigius is now a gorgeous wine bar and cultural venue. It is open throughout the day and into the night and has an outside seating area as well as an amazing view. The interiors are filled with unique pieces made from recycled materials and beautiful art. There is a food menu with tapas, burgers and pizza to go with your choice of gin, cocktails and wines.
Have you been to Lisbon? We’d love to know what your favourite bar is!