Lisbon is one of the liveliest capitals of Europe when it comes to nightlife. Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré still are the best options for affordable drinks but if you are looking for something a bit more... exclusive, then read on. For wine lovers, there are plenty of places where you can indulge in one of Portugals' best reds while nibbling on some traditional petiscos. If you are feeling a little bit more Cosmopolitan, head on to a rooftop bar and sip on a cocktail while the sun sets. For a slightly more refined experience, an old bohemian club could be the answer.
Most bars don't close until 3 am and if you still have the energy you should try one of Lisbon's best nightclubs.
Located in Principe Real, the Cinco Lounge is the best bar in Lisbon for cocktails. The atmosphere is quiet and sophisticated, the list of cocktails is long and it includes some unique options. One of the bar owners is English and worked in many different countries, in bars from Australia to New York.
Where: R. Ruben A. Leitão 17A, 1200-392 Lisboa
Bar Entretanto is located on the 7th floor of the Hotel do Chiado and it offers one of the best panoramic views of the city. Enjoy a sunny day afternoon on the terrace and have a drink while gazing at Baixa Pombalina and the São Jorge Castle from above.
Where: R. Nova do Almada 114, 1100-044 Lisboa
For wine lovers By the Wine is an excellent choice. Not only because it serves the excellent wines of the Portuguese brand José Maria da Fonseca available at an affordable price, but also because of the excellent snacks. A great choice for dinner and an extended night.
Where: Rua das Flores 41, 1200-193 Lisboa
If you are a gin fan, try Gin Lovers in Principe Real. This bar, which shares the space with restaurant Less has a vast gin menu. There are over 60 gin brands to choose from, both national and international, as well as wines and cocktails.
Where: Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa
This interesting Lisbon bar opened in 1972 and is one of the oldest bars in the capital. Procópio is located in Amoreiras and has a it's decorated in a lovely Art Nouveau style. You might need to ring the bell to enter.
Where: Alto de São Francisco 21, 1250-228 Lisboa