What are the rooftop bars with the most beautiful views of Lisbon ?
With this complete guide, you will discover 30 exceptional addresses, some of them almost confidential, which list the most beautiful rooftop bars and restaurants with a view of Lisbon. The city being built on 7 hills, many places offer exceptional panoramas. I have tried here to make you the top 30 of the best terraces in Lisbon :
- SKY BAR, the rooftop of the Tivoli Liberdade Hotel
- PARK, the terrace of a car park
- THE ROFFTOP BAR of the Hotel Mundial
- RIO MARAVILHA, the LX Factory rooftop
- SILK CLUB, the fashionnable club of the Chiado district
- LA PAPARRUCHA, an Argentinean restaurant
- SUD LISBOA, restaurant and swimming pool near the Tagus
- CHILLOUT LIMAO N10, located in the N10 Duque de Loulé Hotel
- MEMMO ALFAMA Wine Bar & Terrace, an hotel bar
- ENTRETANTO, the Hotel do Chiado rooftop
- MENSAGEM, the bar-restaurant of the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel
- LEVEL EIGHT, a very trendy rooftop in a very chic neighbourhood
- TOPO MARTIM MONIZ, an alternative rooftop
- ROSSIO GASTRO BAR, the terrace of the Altis Avenida Hotel
- ATICO SKYBAR, the rooftop bar of the NH Collection Liberdade Hotel
- LE CHAT, a beautiful and trendy terrace
- RESTAURANTE CASA DO LEAO, located in Saint George Castle
- SKY BAR ORIENTE, the rooftop of the Tivoli Oriente Hotel
- TERRACO 23, a quiet place
- MADAME PETISCA, a guest house restaurant
- UPSCALE BAR, swimming pool and trendy bar on the Epic Sana Hotel roofop
- LOST IN LISBOA, alternative and inspired by India
- HIGHVIEW BAR, the Holiday Inn rooftop
- PANORAMA BAR, the Sheraton Lisbon rooftop
- BANANA CAFE OF TOREL GARDEN, unknown from tourists
- JUPITER LISBOA ROOFTOP BAR, hotel rooftop
- V ROOFTOP BAR, the brand new rooftop of Vintage Lisbon Hotel
1. SKY BAR – The rooftop bar at luxuous Tivoli Hotel
Clearly, one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon. Located on the ninth and last floor of Hotel Tivoli (5 stars), Sky Bar is a lounge with sofas and comfortable seats from where you can admire the Tagus but also the districts of Baixa and Castelo. The Sky Bar offers a good menu of cocktails with or without alcohol as well as light meals (salads, soups and wraps). For a more extensive meal, the SEEN restaurant is just next door, you can book via TheFork >>> HERE.
Opening hours : from April to September, from 17h00 to 01h00
Address : Avenida da Liberdade 185, Lisboa
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/skybarlisboa/
Website : http://www.skybarrooftop.com/lisboa/
2. PARK LISBOA – The terrace on the roof of a car park
The roof of the car park (7th floor) at the gates of Bairro Alto has become one of the mandatory spots to be made in Lisbon in the late afternoon and on the hottest summer nights. Opened in summer 2013, Park Lisboa, with its wooden tables and shrubs, gives the impression of a hanging garden. The view over the 25th April Bridge and the Church of Santa Catarina is magnificent. The menu consists of all the usual drinks and rather dietetic cuisine. Burgers are very popular and are made with cod (bacalhau), pork or vegetarian. It is possible to have lunch and dinner there. Outdoor cinema or DJs with an eclectic style liven up the terrace in the evening (jazz, Brazilian music, theme evenings). The Park does not accept reservations.
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday: 12:30 to 02:00 / Sunday: 12:30 to 20:00
Address : Calçada do Combro 58 – Lisboa
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/parklisboaofficial/
3. ROOFTOP BAR – The rooftop bar of Hotel Mundial
You will be amazed by the panoramic view from this rooftop on the ninth floor of the Hotel Mundial (4 stars). Castelo de São Jorge will be right next door and you can admire the districts of Baixa, Chiado and the Tagus. The bar opens its doors before dinner and allows you to start the night with a cocktail on a jazzy background. For a more extensive meal, the Varanda de Lisboa restaurant also welcomes you on the terrace, you can book via TheFork >>> HERE.
The Rooftop Bar is closed on Mondays, during the winter and closed on rainy days.
Summer Hours : 6:30pm to 12:30am / Winter Hours: 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Address : Praça Martim Moniz numéro 2 , Lisboa
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/ROOFTOPBarMundial/
4. RIO MARAVILHA – A very trendy spot
Opened in October 2015, Rio Maravilha is the most popular terrace in Lisbon’s trendy and alternative space : the LX Factory. The outdoor terrace generally closes during the summer months and reopens in April. The space is rather busy to eat or have a drink at the end of the day. Rio Maravilha pays tribute to the Tagus and Rio de Janeiro with its name and concept. The menu merges Portuguese and Brazilian influences through its cocktails and dishes using only seasonal ingredients. Every Sunday afternoon, a DJ animates the space which offers a view of the bridge April 25th. Other events such as concerts or cultural activities regularly animate this Rio Maravilha with its industrial atmosphere.
Opening hours : Tuesday from 6pm to 2am, Wednesday and Thursday from 12.30pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 12.30pm to 3am, Sunday from 12.30pm to 6pm
Nearest buses and trams : Alcântara -Avenida 24 de Julho station – tramway 15 or 18 – bus 201, 720, 732, 738, 760
Nearest train : Alcântara Mar (departure from Cais do Sodré)
Website : http://www.riomaravilha.pt/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/riomaravilha.lxfactory/
5. SILK CLUB – The trendy rooftop of Lisbon’s most chic district
Located on the top floor of a Chiado building, the Silk Club is one of the most trendy and exclusive spaces in Lisbon since it opened in 2008. The establishment is a member of “The World’s Finest Clubs” and is considered one of the most spectacular bars/clubs in Lisbon. The bar offers a panoramic view of the city’s historic centre at almost 360°. The decoration is minimalist and the atmosphere is sophisticated while inviting to relaxation. The Silk Club hosts meals of Mediterranean cuisine from 7pm to 11.30pm. From midnight, the resident DJ takes over until the end of the night.
Opening hours : Tuesday to Thursday from 19H00 to 1h30 / Friday and Saturday from 19H00 to 04h00 (last entrance at 2h30)
Website : http://www.silk-club.com/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/silkclub/
6. LA PAPARRUCHA – The Argentinean restaurant with its panoramic view
La Paparrucha is a concept of Argentine parilla (barbecue). The restaurant’s meats, deli meats and cheeses are excellent. The meat is served on a hot plate and you can finish cooking as you wish. For a small budget, you can enjoy the view for a buffet lunch at lunchtime at €12.50. The establishment has a room with a panoramic view and an outdoor terrace.
Opening hours : Monday to Friday 12:00 – 15:00 / 18:00 – 23:30 – Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 15:30 / 18:00 – 23:30
Address : Rua D. Pedro V 18 a 20, Lisboa
Website : http://www.lapaparrucha.com/pt/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/lapaparrucha/
7. SUD LISBOA – A fashionnable spot with restaurant, swimming pool and a view
SUD Lisboa is not really a rooftop but it has a terrace so beautiful that I decided to mention it in this selection of trendy rooftops overlooking Lisbon. The establishment is managed by the SANA group, which owns many hotels in the Portuguese capital. It houses an Italian-Mediterranean cuisine restaurant, a cocktail bar and a panoramic swimming pool on the roof overlooking the Tagus River. SUD Lisboa is open every day to offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners with a capacity of 240 people in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the Tagus and the April 25th bridge. Chef Carlo Di Nunzio is responsible for the restaurant’s cuisine. The bar part runs until 2am. And you can enjoy the pool for 35€ with access to the shower, a towel, a deckchair and slippers.
Opening hours : every day from 8am to 2am
Nearest bus or tramway : Pinto Ferreira station – tramway 15 – bus 201, 714, 727, 751
Nearest train : Belém station (departure from Cais do Sodré)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/sudlisboa/
Website : http://www.sudlisboa.com/en/home#
8. CHILLOUT LIMAO N10 – An incredible view of Lisbon
Hotel N10 Duque de Loulé houses one of the most beautiful rooftops in Lisbon with an incredible view of the Portuguese capital. Inaugurated in March 2015, this place openned in its tenth floor the Chillout Limao, a bar that will offer you daïquiris, margaritas, caïpirinhas but also sangria and Portuguese tapas (petiscos). The place is superb with its blue and white floor, when do you go there ? Chillout Limao has perhaps become the most beautiful terrace in Lisbon…
Opening hours : every day from 1pm to 11pm
Address : Avenida Duque de Loulé 81-83, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Marquês de Pombal (yellow or blue line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/H10Duquedeloule/
9. MEMMO ALFAMA Wine Bar & Terrace – The rooftop bar of a chic and trendy hotel
To find this terrace, go to a narrow alley near Lisbon Cathedral (Sé). The bar is located on the first floor of the Memmo Alfama Hotel (4 stars), not on the top floor for once. This does not prevent it from being at the top of one of the most symbolic places in Lisbon : Alfama, the most typical and oldest district in the city. It is one of the most beautiful views of the Tagus River and one of the oldest parts of the city. The 19th century facade of the hotel has been preserved but the interior decoration is elegant, modern and contemporary. The bar is next to the hotel’s panoramic swimming pool. The menu offers a selection of Portuguese wines and tapas.
Opening hours : Open every day from 6pm to 11pm
Address : Travessa Merceeiras 27, Lisboa
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/MemmoAlfamaHotel.Lisboa/
10. ENTRETANTO – The rooftop of Hotel do Chiado
The terrace on the 7th floor of Hotel do Chiado (4 stars) offers a breathtaking view of Lisbon. You can observe the historic centre and the Tagus while enjoying a tea, a cold drink in the afternoon or a cocktail in the evening.
Opening hours : 10:30 am to Midnight
Address : Rua Nova do Almada 114, Lisboa
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Hotel-do-Chiado-208196379208026/
11. MENSAGEM BAR & RESTAURANT – The hotel rooftop that will count…
Lisboa Pessoa Hotel‘s Mensagem bar-restaurant is a panoramic terrace open most of the day and offers a wide variety of drinks and cocktails with or without alcohol. The view plunges you into the Tagus, the Rossio and the Carmelite Convent (Convento do Carmo). To access the terrace, you must go through the hotel’s restaurant, which has magnificent tables with windows offering a view of Saint George Castle.
Opening Hours : every day from 12:30 to 22:30
Address : Rua da Oliveira ao Carmo, 8 – Chiado
Nearest metro : Rossio (green line) or Baixa-Chiado (blue or green line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/lisboapessoahotel/
12. LEVEL EIGHT – The new chic and trendy rooftop bar
The Level Eight is named after it. Indeed, this rooftop bar is located on the 8th floor of a building in the Avenida da Liberdade district. The space occupies 350m2 and can accommodate up to 200 people with a superb view of the Edward VII Park (Parque Eduardo VII) and the Lisbon Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico). The terrace is surrounded by glass walls that enhance the view. The establishment is run by the owner of Fenícios Castilho, a Lebanese restaurant located just below Level Eight. I also mention this restaurant in my selection of the best tables with terrace in Lisbon. The bar menu offers 16 cocktails, 4 of which are made with amaretto (an Italian liqueur) from Disaronno, the bar’s sponsor. Snacks are available such as salmon toast, Iberian pork and mustard sauce. Last but not least, renowned Portuguese DJs will regularly animate the space in the evening.
Opening hours : open from May to October, every day from 5pm to 2am
Address : Rua Castilho 14 C – 8ème étage, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Avenida (blue line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/leveleightbar/
13. TOPO MARTIM MONIZ – The most trendy terrace in Lisbon
This rooftop bar opened in 2015 and quickly established itself as one of the most trendy places in Lisbon. To do this, you must take the soulless elevator at a shopping centre. But when you arrive on the 6th and last floor, a superb view of Saint Georges Castle and Martim Moniz square awaits you. I advise you to go there, but not just for a drink. Every weekend and public holiday, a very complete brunch at 15€ is proposed. The rest of the week and in the evening, petiscos and cocktails are available. Please note that you can also have lunch or dinner at the TOPO Martim Moniz and that the dishes are prepared by a Ricardo Benedito, trained in Paris and having worked in various starred restaurants.
Opening hours : every day from 12:30pm to Midnight
Nearest metro : Martim Moniz (green line)
Website : http://www.topo-lisboa.pt/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TOPO-1679047655647575/
14. ROSSIO GASTROBAR – The terrace of the Altis Avenida Hotel
We are on the 7th floor of the Altis Avenida Hotel, located between Rossio Square and Restauradores Square, in the heart of Lisbon. The Rossio Gastrobar has a beautiful terrace. Every day, you can have lunch and dinner there until midnight. It is also a great place to have a drink or snack. On the menu, the restaurant offers menus for business meals and a menu with oriental influences led by chef João Rodrigues.
Opening hours : every day from 7am to 1am
Address : rua 1º de Dezembro 120, Lisboa
Nearest metro: Rossio (green line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AltisHotels/
15. ATICO SKYBAR – The firts class terrace
The Atico Skybar is none other than the rooftop of the NH Collection Liberdade Hotel. On the 11th floor of the establishment, this bar is ideal for enjoying the sunny days in Lisbon, especially at the end of the day. Note that the space only opens in summer from May and that it is possible to dive into the pool. The lounge area of the establishment offers snacks such as salads, croque-monsieurs, sandwiches, juices, milkshakes and ice cream. Light lunches or snacks are also available. Don’t forget the must-have cocktails such as caïpirinhas, mojitos and other summer drinks.
Opening hours : every day from 11am to 1am
Address : avenida da Liberdade 180 B, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Avenida (blue line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/aticonhcliberdade/
16. LE CHAT – Trendy terrace in a chic neighbourhood
Opened in 2010, Le Chat has become one of the most popular terraces in Lisbon in just a few years and is now recommended by many blogs and tourist guides. Located just next to the Museum of Ancient Arts in Lisbon, this is the ideal place to have a drink while admiring the Tagus and the bridge on April 25th. Every week, the petiscos and cocktails on offer are renewed and the menu offers make it one of the best bars in Lisbon. The Chat is surrounded by glass walls that will allow you to spend a moment there even on bad weather days.
Opening hours : every day from 12:30 to 2:00
Address : Jardim 9 de Abril 18/20, Lisboa
Nearest bus : Presidente Arriaga station – lines 713, 714, 727
Website : http://www.lechatlisboa.com/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Le.Chat.Lisboa/
17. RESTAURANTE CASA DO LEAO – The terrace unknown to tourists
This restaurant is a forgotten part of tourist guides and other blogs about Lisbon. But Casa do Leão is an establishment with one of the best views of the city. Located in the walls of the former Saint Georges Castle, the restaurant offers traditional dishes such as cod, cold meats and cheeses typically Portuguese as well as national desserts and cakes. The menu designed by chef Miguel Costa includes octopus fillets with tomato rice and shrimp risotto with spices.
Opening hours : every day from 12:30 to 15:00 and from 20:00 to 22:30
Address : Castelo de São Jorge, Lisboa
Nearest bus : Castelo station – line 737
Nearest tramway : Miradouro de Santa Luzia station – line 28
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/RestauranteCasaDoLeao/
18. SKY BAR ORIENTE – For a view of the Nations Park
The Tivoli Oriente, a 5-star hotel in the Nations Park has a superb terrace with a view of the district, the Tagus and the Vasco de Gama Bridge. Located on the 16th floor of the establishment, the Sky Bar Oriente opens at 5pm every day and offers cocktails and sushi. The outdoor space is simple and cosy. The interior has comfortable sofas. The bar is often musically animated by DJs.
Opening hours : every day from 5pm to 2am
Address : Avenida D. João II 27, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Moscavide (red line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/tivolioriente/
19. TERRACO 23 – To be calm….
This terrace will allow you to be quiet, far from the tourist crowds and enjoy a beautiful view of Lisbon. This is the rooftop of the Torel Palace Hotel, the space is small, the atmosphere calm and relaxed. Terraço 23 serves cocktails and snacks. A stone’s throw away, you can go to the Torel lookout (Miradouro do Torel), a hill in Lisbon that is still not very popular with tourists.
Openinh hours : not available
Address : rua Câmara Pestana 23, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Restauradores (blue line) or Martim Moniz (green line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TorelPalace/
20. MADAME PETISCA by SHIADU – The restaurant of a guest house
Opened in May 2015, Madame Petisca is a restaurant located on the top floor of a guest house in Santa Catarina Street, a stone’s throw from the belvedere with the same name. The space is open all year round and during the winter, a glazed interior space protects you from the cold. In summer, the outdoor terrace welcomes you but it is preferable to book. This table exclusively offers Portuguese products, wines and petiscos. An ideal place for a small break in the late afternoon or late afternoon.
Opening hours : every day from 12pm to midnight
Nearest tramway : Santa Catarina station – line 28
Website : http://www.madamepetisca.pt/
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/madamepetisca/
21. UPSCALE BAR – The rooftop bar of the Epic Sana Hotel
The UpScale Bar opens every year from April to September for the summer season. Located on the flat roof of the Epic Sana Hotel, on the 9th floor, the bar opens at 6pm for guests outside the hotel. Unfortunately, the pool is free of charge for hotel guests. For non-customers, it will cost you 50€ per day. The view of the city is panoramic with the Tagus on the horizon. In terms of drinks, we will offer you champagnes, cocktails with or without alcohol, gins and some petiscos (Portuguese tapas).
Opening hours : every day, from 6pm to midnight for all, until 1am in July and August, from 9am for hotel guests
Nearest bus : Amoreiras (very many bus lines go there)
Nearest metro : Marquês de Pombal (blue or yellow line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/EPICSANALisboaHotel/
22. LOST IN LISBOA – An Indian atmosphere
This rooftop is inspired by the Orient with its exotic decoration, inspired by India and with zen influences. A Hindu goddess painted on a wall is watching you while you are being offered a cosmopolitan menu. Lost In will serve you light meals throughout the day (croque-monsieurs, wraps, salads) but also all types of drinks. On rainy days, you can find refuge in the indoor lounges, which are also very pleasant.
Opening hours : from 12:30pm to Midnight
Address : Rua Dom Pedro V 56, Lisboa
Horaires : de 12h30 à Minuit
Adresse : Rua Dom Pedro V 56, Lisboa
facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/lostin.esplanada/
23. HIGHVIEW BAR – A view of modern Lisbon
Unlike most Lisbon rooftops, this one does not offer a view of the Tagus or the historic centre. On the 11th floor of the Holiday Inn Lisboa, the Highview Bar allows you to immerse yourself in the modern Lisbon of the 20th century. The most ? A terrace with a swimming pool but which will cost you 25€ if you are not a resident of the hotel. The bar serves a good variety of cocktails and snacks. It’s a shame that this bar is closed in the evening….
Opening hours : every day from 11am to 8pm
Nearest bus : Avenida António José de Almeida station – lines 713, 716, 720, 742 and 767
Nearest metro : Alameda (green or red line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/HighviewBar/
24. PANORAMA BAR – The most panoramic view
Here we are at the Sheraton in Lisbon, this Panorama Bar offers the most panoramic view of Lisbon. The environment is luxurious and you will be offered alcoholic or soft drinks, as well as sushi. The Bulldog gin brand is a partner of the bar. Thus, for the order of a gin, we will offer you 6 sushi. But beware, the bar is one of the most expensive in Lisbon, a beer costs 7€ !
Opening hours : every day from 3pm to 2am
Address : rua Latino Coelho 1, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Picoas (yellow line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/restaurantepanorama/
25. BANANA CAFE OF TOREL – A place still not very popular with tourists
In October 2016, the Lisbon chain BananaCafé opened a space in the Torel Garden (Jardim do Torel), very close to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon. Here, you will be next to Saint George Castle, in the open air with the possibility of enjoying a drink and even having a small salad and a small snack. A major advantage of the place is that it has not yet been stormed by tourists.
Opening hours : every day from 11am to 8pm
Nearest metro : Avenida (blue line)
26. JUPITER LISBOA ROOFTOP BAR – A view of the more modern part of Lisbon
This terrace of the Jupiter Lisboa Hotel offers a different view from most of the rooftops in this selection. Indeed, the establishment is located outside the hyper historic centre. However, the view from the 8th floor of the building remains very pleasant thanks to its central location and on one of the busiest avenues in the Portuguese capital. The Jupiter Lisboa Rooftop Bar, with a capacity of 180 people, even has a swimming pool but unfortunately only accessible to hotel guests. The menu consists of many cocktails and snacks such as salads, wraps and bagels.
Opening hours : every day from 10:30 am to 10 pm
Address : Avenida da República 46, Lisboa
Nearest metro : Campo Pequeno (yellow line)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/jupiterlisboahotel/
27. V ROOFTOP BAR – The rooftop of the Vintage Lisboa Hotel
The panoramic bar-terrace located on the top floor of the Vintage Lisboa Hotel (5 stars) opens during spring and summer in the late afternoon (5pm). The 19th century building has been restored and a vintage 1940s style interior has been recreated. Varanda do Castelo means “The Castle Balconies” because it offers a beautiful view of the Castle of Saint George, one of the oldest monuments in Lisbon. The menu is composed of tapas and cocktails that vary every day.
Opening Hours : from 11AM to Midnight
Address : Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 2, Lisboa
facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/thevintagelisbon/
28. TERRACE BA – One of the most beautiful rooftops in the world
ATTENTION : REOPENING OF THIS TERRACE IN AUGUST 2019
The Terrace BA is the bar of the Bairro Alto Hotel (5 stars). Despite the fact that this rooftop is not very large, this terrace has already been considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. The Terrace BA bar offers a breathtaking view of the historic centre of Lisbon with the 25 April bridge as a panoramic view. The warm and welcoming atmosphere and the sofas with many cushions underline a comfortable atmosphere.
ATTENTION : REOPENING OF THIS TERRACE IN AUGUST 2019
Opening hours : from 10H30 to 22H from Sunday to Thursday / from 10H30 to 1H on Friday and Saturday
Summer Hours : from 10:30 am to 1:00 am, every day
Address : Praça Luís de Camões 2, Lisboa
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/BairroAltoHotel/
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