Nightlife in Lisbon : the 10 best clubs in 2019

The 10 best night clubs for night-out in Lisbon

Night-time in Lisbon is extremely lively. Restaurants, terraces, bars or clubs, the Portuguese capital is full of places to have great evenings. Clubs are plentiful and very busy for a little city compared to other European capitals. Nightclubs are mainly located in three districts : Alcântara (on the docks and in the area), Cais do Sodré (around Nova do Carvalho Street and on the docks) and Santos (on the docks and in the district around Avenida 24 de Julho). You should notice that most of time an entry in a club cost between 8 and 16 euros including one or two drinks. Some parties can be more expensive because the clubs receive concerts or worldwide known DJs.

Thanks to my regular trips for 15 years to Lisbon, I steadily choose for you the best addresses of the Portuguese capital. After submitting you the 10 best places to go out at night in Lisbon and the best songs you will hear during nights out in Lisbon, let me introduce you the 10 best clubs in Lisbon currently. Every addresses to enjoy for the best your evenings during a weekend or holidays in the Portuguese capital are here ! Follow the article to know where to go dancing in Lisbon !


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1. MINISTERIUM CLUB – The club who is becoming a real reference

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Open in 2012, the Ministerium Club is located on the Praça do Comércio, in the former premises of the Portuguese Minister of Finances, hence the noun of the club. The Ministerium Club is building a reputation itself in Lisbon in the universe of house and electro music. Many worldwide known DJs have already played their music in that club such as Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles or Miss Kittin. Obviously famous Portuguese mixmasters also come to this nightclub. Be careful, you should be stylish and sleek if you want to go inside ! The bouncers are known to be harsh and very exigent.

Musical style : house electro

Client base : trendy and well-off Lisboan

What you can’t miss : follow the program on their Facebook page

Neighbourhood : Baixa

Adress : Praça do Comércio, Ala Nascente 72, Lisboa

Websitehttp://www.ministerium.pt/club.php

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MinisteriumClub/


2. LUX – The staple of Lisbon

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Do we still have to introduce the Lux Frágil, the well-known nightclub in Lisbon for many years ? One of the owners is John Malkovich, so you probably have already heard about his club without having gone to Lisbon. Located on the docks of Santa Apolónia, the terraces of the nightclub provide a beautiful view of the Tage. The client base is extensive and various. The program is very specific but also very wide. National and international DJs and artists with different musical styles perform at the Lux. Beware, it is very hard to go inside, specially during evenings of rush. Make sure to be well-dressed and no to come only with men.

Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10pm to 6am

Client base : trendy and eclectic people

Musical style : various, follow the program

What you can’t miss : follow the program>>> http://www.luxfragil.com/#se-agenda, there is no regular evenings at the Lux

Neighbourhood : Alfama

Adress : avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Armazém A – Cais da Pedra a Santa Apolónia, Lisboa

Websitehttp://www.luxfragil.com/

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/luxfragil/


3. LUST IN RIO – The evenings for trendy people

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Lust in Rio is a multi-purpose establishment located on the docks of Cais do Sodré. On the first floor, you will find the SushiRio restaurant, with a moderne and eclectic decoration. On the terrace, there is an amazing view on the Tagus and you will be served traditional and fusion sushis. The outside and the ground floor accommodate the Lust in Rio space where famous evenings take place from Midnight to 6 AM, from Wednesday to Sunday. Every evening, the program is different with DJs, instigators and themes that change all over the year. Please note that during the outside evenings, a soft breeze will refresh you if the weather is hot and/or the club very busy.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday from Midnight to 6 AM

Client base : young, less young (from 30 to 50 years old), casual and trendy

What you can’t miss : the Lean On & the Swag On parties

Neighbourhood : Cais do Sodré

Adress : Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa 255, Lisboa

Websitehttp://meninosdorio.com/

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/LustLisbon/


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4. DOCKS CLUB – For the Angolan atmosphere and the African house

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Located in the former warehouses of the docks of Alcântara, the Docks Club exists for many years and has always been successful. Very busy by the Angolan community (except on Tuesday), it’s a perfect place to dance on African musics such as kizomba, semba or African-house. The program also plans hip hop and R&B. The inevitable and very busy Ladies Nights take place on Tuesday nights.

Open on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and the night before a public holiday from half past Midnight to 7.30 AM

Client base : young, mainly mixed-race or Angolan origin

What you can’t miss : the night of the instigator Sing, that you can find here >>> https://www.facebook.com/Sing-Entertainment-214067708640013/

Neighbourhood : Alcântara

Adress : Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, 1350-352 Lisbonne

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/THE-DOCKS-CLUB-290382297647915/


5. MUSICBOX – An excellent and varied program

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Open in 2006, the Musicbox has become the lung of the Rua Nova do Carvalho and even more : all over the district of Cais do Sodré. This hybrid space, between a bar, a concert hall and a nightclub, has one of the most specialized music program of Lisbon, in terms of DJs and live music. To my mind, this club offer the most famous Portuguese musicians currently, even better than Lux Fragil. Why ? Because Musicbox has become a real Portuguese and international talent scout throughout the years. This establishment is cutting-edge, an interesting place if you like alternative programs out of the ordinary.

Open from Monday to Saturday from 11 PM to 6 AM

Client base : alternative and trendy

What you can’t miss : once a month, African-house evenings of Príncipe label >>> https://www.facebook.com/editoraprincipe/

Neighbourhood : Cais do Sodré

Adress : rua Nova do Carvalho 24, Lisboa

Websitehttp://musicboxlisboa.com/

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MUSICBOXLISBON/

 


6. MAIN – A new nightclub to follow carefully

BE CAREFUL : THIS PLACE IS CURRENTLY CLOSE

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The Main succeeded in becoming famous in a few months, taking the classic recipes of all nightclubs : a mainstream program, various styles (house, electro, rap, kizomba) and a young public. Therefore, you should check the program before you go to verify that you may have fun. The place is lovely with 3 different rooms : on the ground floor, the Zero is dedicated to hip-hop, pop and R&B; resident DJs mix house music, in the Room on the first floor; finally; on the last floor, the Air room is dedicated to guest DJs. The current pop or kizomba celebrities often come to perform in this club. International stars also make shows such as Chris Brown in May 2016.

BE CAREFUL : THIS PLACE IS CURRENTLY CLOSE

Client base : young, elegant, various styles

What you can’t miss : check the program to find evenings that may interest you>>> https://www.facebook.com/mainlisbon/events

Neighbourhood : Santos

Adress : avenida 24 de Julho 68, Lisboa

Websitehttp://www.mainlisbon.pt/

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/mainlisbon/


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7. K URBAN BEACH – A vast place, pleasant and versatile

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The K.Urban Beach is part of the K group, a very influential company in Lisbon which own several restaurants and nightclubs for almost 30 years. This vast resort near the Tagus is comprised of, besides a nightclub, the Sakana (a sushi restaurant), the Papagayo (a grilled meat – rodizio restaurant) and a privatizable beach club. The client base is pretty young and there are big parties with national and international known DJs.

Nightclub : open from Thursday to Saturday from Midnight to 6 AM

K. Ruban Beach Resort : open from Wednesday to Saturday from 8 PM to 6 AM (from Tuesday to Sunday during summer)

Client base : young and casual

Evenings you can’t miss all over the year :

Evenings you can’t miss during the summer :

  • On Tueday : Who Cares?!
  • On Sunday : Summer Sundays

Neighbourhood : Santos

Adress : Cais da Viscondessa – Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Lisboa

Websitehttp://www.grupo-k.pt/

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Urban.Beach.K/


8. KINGS & QUEEN’S – Always nice evenings

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This establishment has change his name several times the last few years. Since 2015, it is called the King’s & Queen’s. The recipe is the same in spite of many changes of owner : to walcome big parties. The place is huge and parties often take place on the big terrace till the early morning. Even if this club doesn’t have the same fame than is the 90’s, it still organizes beautiful evenings in a magnificent place. It is located on the docks of Alcântara and there are many others nightclubs around such as the Docks Club, previously mentioned.

Open on Friday and Saturday from 11 PM to 6 AM, on Sunday from 6 PM to 3 AM

Client base : varied depending of the program, young and older, casual

Evening you can’t miss :

  • go the the evenings organized by the promoters of project Maria Lisboa >>> https://www.facebook.com/ProjectoMariaLisboa/
  • on Thursday : Ladies Night, women don’t pay the entry
  • on Friday : Dance on all the 80’s and 90’s hits
  • on Saturday : House and dance

Neighbourhood : Alcântara

Adress : Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Armazen H, Naves A e B, Lisboa

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/kqlisboa/


9. BARRIO LATINO – Kizomba and Salsa

BE CAREFUL : THIS PLACE IS CURRENTLY CLOSE

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The Barrio Latino was in the district of Parque das Nações but has recently moved to the docks of Santos. This is one the reference nightclubs in Lisbon if you want to dance on kizomba, salsa, other latin musics or African rhythms. So this nightclub has a taste of tropics.

BE CAREFUL : THIS PLACE IS CURRENTLY CLOSE

Open from Thursday to Sundays from 11 PM et the night before a public holiday

Client base : kizomba, latin music and African rhythms fans

What you can’t miss : nights dedicated to kizomba

Neighbourhood : Santos

Adress : Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Armazém I (Santos), Lisboa

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/BarrioLatinoPT/


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10. INCOGNITO BAR – Alternative and tiny

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Open since 1988, this tiny place has the ability to accommodate 150 persons. Sufficient to be a real reference of Lisbon clubbing and a place to encounter alternative musics amateurs (indie, syhthpop, new wave, electro, indie-rock et alternative). During the weekend, the nightclub is very busy. Don’t forget : you must ring at the door to enter the club.

Open from Wednesday do Saturday from 11 PM to 4 AM

Client base : alternative and allergic to mainstream nightclubs

Neighbourhood : Santa Catarina

Adress : Rua dos Poiais de São Bento 37, Lisboa

Websitehttp://www.incognitobar.com/

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/incognitobar/

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