Lisbon Guide: Top 10 bars

Welcome to this Lisbon bar Guide with my top 10 bars

Lisbon Guide: Top 10 bars – after spending 3 months in Lisbon, I dare to say I’ve discovered quite some bars. Lisbon offers a great bar and party scene. The city has many rooftops, craft beer bars, jazz bars, kiosks and more to discover. Limiting the number to 10 wasn’t easy, but here they are – in random order! Wondering how to combine all these bars in a weekend? Find out how to combine all the best Lisbon spots in this Weekend in Lisbon Itinerary. 

1 || Park bar - rooftop bar

Probably one of the most popular spots in Lisbon and for a reason. This rooftop bar is based on the top of a parking lot in central Lisbon. 

Park Rooftop Bar, Lisbon


If I have to choose one favourite, Casa Independente will be it! It is not that known among tourists and you’ll see many locals hanging around. It has a great garden and also a room to go dancing. 


My favourite craft beer spot in Lisbon, with around 15 beers on tap, changing daily. Even better, they always have a great mix between international and Portuguese beers on tap. 


A little bit hidden, but a real pearl in the city centre of Lisbon. Enjoy a nice Vino Verde (Green wine) and enjoy the sunset on the terrace. 

Topo Chiado, Lisbon

5 || Pensao amor

An old brothel in Cais de Sodre, which is now a burlesque style bar. Pensao Amor is the perfect place to enjoy a cockail or a glass of wine and listen to some live jazz music. 

Pensao Amor, Lisbon

6 || Pavilhao Chines

Ready for a very random bar? Pavilhao Chines is famous because if its interior, which makes it worth the visit. Even though it is not my favourite bar when it comes to the atmosphere, it is well worth a visit because of its quirkiness. 


Majong is my favourite bar in Barrio Alto. Since Barrio Alto is the bar street, it is always very busy on the streets and there are loads of places around to get a beer – and finish it on the street. If you however prefer a nice glass of wine in dimmed light, this the place to go. 

8 || TOPO Rooftop bar

The second rooftop bar called Topo on the list. You can find this bar next to the Martim Moniz square and is perfect to combine with a drink at Casa Independente (the number 2 of this list).


The first thing that is amazing about this bar, is the fact that the name is written on the pavement, with tiles. A vintage style bar, with great cocktails. 

10 || A GINjinha

A Ginjinha is a small shop where you can buy the famous Lisbon cherry liquor – which is exactly the reason why it should be on the list. Order your drink in the shop and drink it in front of the shop, like everyone does.

A Ginjinha, Lisbon

The Best Hotels in Lisbon to Explore all these amazing bars

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)
Lisbon Best Choice Apartments Alfama (~€150), Patio São Vicente (~€200), Memmo Alfama (~€300)


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