When I moved to Lisbon, I had no idea that this city would offer such an abundance of craft beer. Across the entire city, you can find several breweries and numerous craft beer bars. Rest assured, the selection is quite extensive and frequently changes. To keep up with the latest offerings, I used Untappd to check if new beers were launched at my favourite places. In case you’re planning a visit to Portugal’s capital and share my passion for craft beer, this travel guide features the best craft beer bars in Lisbon.
Not much of a craft beer enthusiast? No worries! I’ve also compiled a list of my top 10 favourite bars in Lisbon, so you can explore other options. Looking for a guide to plan your time in Lisbon? Don’t miss my perfect weekend itinerary, a travel blog designed to get the most out of your visit.
Cerveteca quickly became my favourite craft beer bar in Lisbon. Notably, they boast an extensive selection of around 15 fine beers on tap, including a remarkable variety of international and local options. Moreover, their tap list sees regular updates, nearly every day, ensuring that you’ll always find something new and exciting to try. The ever-changing offerings guarantee that you’ll never get bored at Cerveteca, making it a must-visit craft beer bar in Lisbon.
Located conveniently in Bica, Cervejaria Artesanal Adamastor is a charmingly small beer bar. Also, this bar happened to be around the corner of my appartement! The owner/bartender is fantastic, providing not only a welcoming atmosphere but also delightful extras like little snacks and engaging conversations about beer. During quieter times, you might be pleasantly surprised with the chance to sample a unique beer or a new release.
Musa de Marvila (update 2023), formerly called Fabrica Musa, holds the title of my favourite taproom in Lisbon. While both Musa de Marvila and Dois Cervois are slightly further out, you can easily reach them within 10 to 15 minutes with an Uber. Alternatively, you can enjoy a scenic 1-hour walk from Praça do Comércio. At Musa de Marvila, you can look forward to numerous events and a fantastic selection of their finest beers available on tap. The atmosphere exudes an industrial vibe, and on a Saturday evening, you’ll find the place packed with patrons enjoying the lively ambience. Additionally, they’ve opened a craft beer bar, Musa da Bica, right in the city centre (Bica). Although it wasn’t there when I lived in Lisbon, I’m confident that it’s worth a try now.
Within walking distance from Musa de Marvila, you’ll discover the brewpub of Dois Corvos, the second gem in the area. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample all their delightful beers; I particularly remember their Milkshake IPA. This beer had just been released during my visit and left me amazed with its fantastic taste! As you spend your afternoon there, you can also indulge in some fun with the board games available.
Duque, a pioneer beer bar in Lisbon since 2016, offers an impressive tap selection. It’s a cozy brewpub in Chiado with indoor and outdoor seating. They also serve their signature ‘Duque Beers,’ with a frequently changing tap list for a diverse experience.
The Beer Station, situated near Rossio station, may be a smaller beer bar compared to other craft beer bars in Lisbon. Nevertheless, it boasts an impressive selection of cooled and bottled beers, providing a diverse and extensive offering. While their tap selection might not be as extensive, The Beer Station ensures you’ll find a craft beer that suits your taste.
Crafty Corner is a hip beer bar that is located in Alfama, next to the Se Cathedral (an amazing location!) – they moved from their first location near Cais de Sodre (update: 2023). You’ll recognize the bar soon enough by its neon-logo outside. They have 12 beers on tap and rotate the tap every week, making sure you can explore new breweries and beers.
While it may not be the most thrilling choice, Delirium Cafe is a chain with a presence in Lisbon that caters to those seeking an extensive beer menu. Unlike some other bars, Delirium Cafe’s menu doesn’t prioritize Portuguese beer. Instead, it offers a diverse selection of beers from various origins. If you’re on the lookout for an international beer experience, Delirium Cafe is the ideal destination.
Unfortunately, I missed out on visiting Quimera Brewpub during my stay in Lisbon. Although it is situated a bit further from the city center, it is relatively close to the LX factory. The unique charm of this place lies in its location within a cave, creating a distinctive and special ambience that sets it apart from other brewpubs.
A.M.O is a microbrewery in Lisbon which also has a very small taproom. It is small and people are mainly enjoying their beer while standing on the street their opening hours are less extensive than the other places on this list – but when you are looking for a more authentic place; this is your place to go!
I’m a big craft beer fan, however, Lisbon is more diverse than just craft beer. There is a wide offering of wine bars and cocktail bars in the city too. Do you want to know more? Check out the article about my top 10 favourite bars in Lisbon! Next to that, it has been 2 years since I visited Lisbon, so some new craft beer bars have opened such as Musa de Bica, Outro Lado (2023 recommendation!), Sputnik Craftbeer and Libeerdade (crazy right, SO many options!). I always use Untappd to retrieve an overview of all verified locations in a city (and there with a good overview of craft beer bars in Lisbon, Portugal) which also allows you to check out their current menu.
Exploring all these craft beer bars takes some time, so better get yourself a good hotel! Below you will find some of the options I’ve carefully selected for you.
Bica: Lisbon Bica (~€70 a night), Palácio das Especiarias (~€225 per night) or Bica FLH Suits (~€160 per night).
Barrio Alto: Bairro House Lisbon Charming Suites (~€150 per night), Lisboa Pessoa Hotel (~€210 per night), Bairro Alto Hotel (~€400 per night)
Mouraria / Intendente: Lisbon 5 hotel (~€75 per night), Lisbon Serviced Apartments – Mouraria (~€150 per night), WC by The Beautique Hotels (~€175 per night)
Principe Real: Flores Guest House (~€110), Casa de Sao Mamede Hotel (~€120), PortoBay Liberdade (~€330)
Alfama: Lisbon Best Choice Apartments Alfama (~€150), Patio São Vicente (~€200), Memmo Alfama (~€300)