6 bars for a night out in Lisbon

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If you’re in Lisbon and are spending the day exploring the city’s fantastic historical monuments and landscapes, don’t forget to save some energy for discovering all the diversity that the Lisbon’s nightlife has to offer.

With every visit, Lisbon, one of the most coveted European capitals, opens itself up like a little box of surprises.

With breathtaking landscapes and places that overflow with culture and history, the Portuguese capital has something for every tourist or resident – as long as there is a thirst for life!

And because at night Lisbon is even more unique, if you really want to get to know this capital’s true mystique, you must have a drink at one of these (practically) mandatory spots in the city:

Lux Frágil

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Where? Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Armazém A, Lisbon

Opening hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 11.00 pm to 6.00 pm; Saturdays from 11.00 pm to 7.00 am

One of oldest nightclubs in Lisbon, Lux Frágil is a must-stop for fans of a great night out.

In 2014, The Guardian considered it one of the 25 best clubs in Europe. It is located on the banks of the Tagus river and offers 2 floors of electronic music and a magnificent balcony that invites anyone who can handle it, to dance until sunrise!

Onair

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Where? Rua Joaquim António de Aguiar, 5, Lisbon

Opening hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 11.00 pm to 6.00 pm; Saturdays from 11.00 pm to 7.00 am

Right in front of the emblematic Marquês de Pombal, on the 8th floor of HF Fénix Music, the rooftop bar Onair features a swimming pool and a lounge bar, with the best panoramic view over the city.

Although the swimming pool is only for the use of guests, this oasis is also open to the public starting at 7.30 pm and allows you to watch the sunset to the sound of concerts that occur from Thursday to Sunday, accompanied by Onair’s signature cocktails.

Red Frog

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Where? Rua do Salitre, 5A, Lisbon

Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays, from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am; Fridays and Saturdays, from 6.00 pm to 3.00 am

Behind a discreet wooden door with a red frog hanging from it and a bell that says “Press for cocktail”, you’ll find the place that was considered the best bar in the country, the Red Frog!

Completely inspired by the clandestine bars of the United States during the 20th century – due to the Prohibition ban – this “speakeasy” is also an ode to cocktails, where all of them are signature.

This is the only Portuguese bar on the list of the best bars in the world and it’s located in a basement, without any natural light and almost no cell phone reception, which means mingling is key and where it is expected that, more than just a simple night out, the customer enjoys a true experience.

Lust in Rio

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Where? Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Lisbon

Opening hours: Thursdays to Saturdays from midnight to 6.00 am

In the Tagus riverside, Lust in Rio comes to life during the bathing season.

Open from Thursday to Sunday during the summer months, Lust in Rio is an outdoor space in the Cais do Sodré area that attracts crowds, thanks to its theme parties and all night long animation.

It is currently one of the most sought out night spots in Lisbon and has a varied agenda with DJs and guests that make every night even more fun than the last.

Cinco Lounge

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Where? Rua Ruben A. Leitão, 17 A, Lisbon

Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays from 9.00 pm to 2.00 am

Located in Príncipe Real, is the classic – but not out of style! – Cinco Lounge.

With a London vibe and low lighting, you’ll find cocktails for everyone, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. In a quiet atmosphere with calm background music, Cinco Lounge creates a serene environment where everyone can enjoy their drink until the last drop, without having to rush.

Perfect for all ages, it’s the ideal place to start off your night or to simply enjoy a quieter evening.

Maria Caxuxa

Where? Rua da Barroca 6-12, Lisbon

Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays, from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am; Fridays and Saturdays, from 6.00 pm to 3.00 am

Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays, from 6.00 pm to 2.00 am; Fridays and Saturdays, from 6.00 pm to 3.00 am

What was once a cake factory is now one of the busiest bars in the mythical Bairro Alto. With a calm, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, Maria Caxuxa is the ideal place for those looking for something a little less intrusive or for those who just want to start the night off right. It has a retro décor with antique furniture, including a wood-burning oven that belonged to the old factory, and its main stars are cocktails and caipirinhas.

At the end of a long day of sightseeing and after an evening filled with emotions, be sure that at the HF Hotels you’ll find the comfort and relaxing atmosphere you need to rest and recover your energy. Benefit from a late check-out (subject to availability) and feel ready for one more day in this addicting city!

Learn more at www.hfhotels.com

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