Nightlife in Lisbon : the top 10 new trendy places [2019]

Where to night out in Lisbon ? 10 new addresses that are hitting the spot !

It has already been 5 years since I proposed my articles on the 10 best places to night out in Lisbon and the 10 best nightclubs in Lisbon at the beginning of this blog on Lisbon. Thanks to you, these regularly updated selections have become real references for those who visit the Portuguese capital. Every year, tens of thousands of you find out about this site for your night outings in the Portuguese capital. But in recent years, Lisbon has evolved enormously and continues to offer new options for going out in the evening. More and more varied proposals with places that are no longer simple bars or nightclubs. Naturally, I had to present you the 10 new essential addresses for your evenings in Lisbon. Whether it’s new discos, dance bars, chic bars, bowling alleys or even cabarets, the new options to entertain you in the Lisbon night are worth a visit ! Discover my brand new selection of trendy addresses for your evenings in Lisbon !

1. SEEN BY OLIVER – The new bar of the historic Hotel Tivoli

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Opened in November 2018, SEEN will very quickly become the new place to be in Lisbon. Why ? An ideal location in one of the best luxury hotels in Lisbon, a splendid view of the city and a renowned chef ! On the 9th floor of the 5-star Tivoli Liberdade Hotel, Chef Olivier Costa now runs SEEN Lisboa. A totally renovated, modernised and redesigned space that opens up to the best of its ability to offer a magnificent view of the Portuguese capital. A bar stands at the entrance with a central tree trunk and artificial leaves spreading over the ceiling of the entire room. The excellent homemade cocktails are offered by the mixologist Lucas Jacques. The other remarkable element of the decoration is a giant sofa that winds through the room to the sushi counter. The dining room is the space that offers this breathtaking view of the historic centre of Lisbon. The restaurant only opens for dinner and offers a friendly menu, based on sharing. The menu is partly inspired by Brazilian popular tables, the dishes offered are of high quality and very well executed. The proposals are rather modern or traditional dishes revisited. Many dishes are vegan and the meat is of high quality. The desserts are also excellent. SEEN is an ideal place to start the evening. For the information, the place is next door to the very famous Sky Bar in Tivoli, which I tell you about in my article on the best rooftops in Lisbon.

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The chef : Olivier Costa

Average price : 40€ (starter/dish or main course/dessert)

Opening hours : Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 1am, closing time at 2am on Friday and Saturday

The district : Avenida da Liberdade

Address : Hotel Tivoli Liberdade 9th floor – Avenida da Liberdade 185, Lisboa

Nearest metro : Avenida (blue line)

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


2. RIVE-ROUGE – Opening of the dance floor at 5pm !

Rive-Rouge is a nightclub that opened in November 2016. It benefits from an exceptional location because it is located on the 1st floor of the Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon’s most famous market, which also houses the famous Time Out Market. The place has the same owners as the famous LUX discotheque, located in the Santa Apolónia district. The originality of the club is that it opens its doors at 5pm, which is a very good after-work address. The decoration of the place is rather industrial with high chairs and metal structures. We quickly understand the reason for the name Rive Rouge with the predominance of red colour in the discotheque. Every evening, 2 teams of DJs take turns at the turntables.

Musical style : varied

Clientele : eclectic

Evenings not to be missed : follow the schedule on the facebook page

Opening hours : Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 4am

The district : Cais do Sodré

Address : Mercado da Ribeira – Praça Dom Luis I, Lisboa (entrance near the Marisqueira Azul restaurant)

Nearest metro : Cais do Sodré

Website : https://www.rive-rouge.com/

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


3. CABARET GOURMET – José Avillez’s restaurant for adults

José Avillez is undoubtedly one of the greatest Portuguese chefs, he has 2 Michelin stars for his restaurant Belcanto (about which I tell you in my article on Lisbon’s Michelin starred restaurants). It also has an impressive number of restaurants in the Portuguese capital and in Porto. One of its most successful projects is the Bairro do Avillez, a hybrid place with a delicatessen and several restaurants under the same roof : Taberna, Páteo and Beco – Cabaret Gourmet. Here we are interested in the Cabaret area, which only opens in the evening and offers a dinner and show. The concept is simple : the cabaret only opens in the evening and is only accessible to those over 18 years old. Inside, it is forbidden to take pictures. A show accompanied by a gourmet meal is offered every evening from Wednesday to Saturday evening between 8:30 pm and 10:45 pm. The tasting menu includes 12 courses and is offered at 95€ per person. Reservations for the dinner show can be made online (link below).

The chef : José Avillez

Price : 95€ for a 12-course dinner and show (reservation required with link below)

Opening Hours : Wednesday to Saturday evening at 8:30pm sharp

Bookings >>> https://www.becocabaretgourmet.pt/pt/reservasom.html

The district : Chiado

Address : rua Nova da Trindade 18, Lisboa

Nearest metro : Baixa-Chiado (blue or green line)



4. JOKER LOUNGE SALDANHA – Bowling open until 3am

Bowling alley at The Joker Lounge Saldanha in Lisbon

The Joker Lounge is a leisure bar that opened in 2018 in the Saldanha district, a central location in Lisbon. The space is open until 2am on weekdays and until 3am on weekends. It offers various activities such as billiards, table football but above all bowling with 4 lanes available. Until 10pm, a 10 laps game (with 2 tries each) costs 4€ per person. After 10pm, each game is at 5.5€ per person. During these entertainments, you can eat various small meals, the famous Portuguese tapas (between €4 and €6), and enjoy the drinks and cocktails of the bar (between €5 and €8). The Joker Lounge has a maximum capacity of 100 people and does not offer the possibility of booking, so some nights you may have to wait to get a free bowling alley.

Opening hours : Tuesday to Thursday from 6pm to 2am, Friday from 6pm to 3am, Saturday from 2pm to 3am, Sunday from 2pm to 2am

The district : Saldanha

Address : avenida Marquês de Tomar 44B, Lisboa

Nearest metro : Saldanha (red or yellow line)

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


5. THE SPOT Lisboa – The trendy Sports Bar with the best cocktails in Lisbon

Frontage of The Spot Lisboa, a new and trendy sports bar in Lisbon

Lisbon lacked such a place that could combine the Sports bar side with a fun and friendly side. This is now done with The SPOT Lisboa. A place run by two French friends with many years of experience in catering and events. Would you like to see a football match or another sporting event with friends? Are you looking for a designer place to have a drink and eat some snacks and tapas in a relaxed atmosphere with your friend or even organize your birthday or bachelor party boy or girl ? This is the ideal place with very reasonable prices for the Chiado district, especially in the evening: beers from 4.5€ per 50cl, cocktails between 7€ and 10€, wine bottles between 18€ and 27€. And if you are hungry, nothing is more than 15€, whether it is nachos, club sandwiches, mixed boards, etc. Another reason why you should absolutely visit this bar is the quality of its cocktails. The bartender “Gaby” was the winner of the best Caipirinha at the London Bartender Contest in 2016 and 2017. The 8 giant screens allow you to attend sports events available on hundreds of TV channels around the world or to watch the latest musical and fashion trends of the moment. The SPOT Lisboa is an ideal place to start an evening with friends, or even to continue it in this atmosphere where the Jager Bomb competitions are lively.

Ground floor room of The Spot Lisboa, one of the best sports bar in Lisbon

Not to be missed : from Monday to Friday, the happy-hour from 5pm to 7pm with all the beers à la carte at half price and the cocktail of the day at 5€.

The best deal for girls : a Ladies Night is held every Thursday evening where all women can consume Beers and Ciders free of charge at will from 8pm to 11pm.

Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 4pm to 1am, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 2am

Address : Rua Nova do Almada 14, 1200-289 Lisboa

Metro nearby : Baixa-Chiado (blue or green line)

Website : https://www.spot-lx.pt/

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

Instagram page : https://www.instagram.com/spot_lisboa/

Bookings >>> +351 960 404 184 or spot.lisboa@gmail.com


6. STUDIO 44 CLUB – For young people and students

The Studio 44 Club is a very little nightclub in Santos district, Lisbon

Studio 44 Club is a small space very popular with young people and students in Lisbon. The place is particularly well known for its Friday and Saturday evenings. The clientele made up of Portuguese and foreign students come to dance to the hits of the moment, whether it is dance, pop or hip-hop. The atmosphere of the place is resolutely relaxed and closer to a dancing bar than to a real nightclub. The bar serves beer, cider, wine but also vodka, gin and soft drinks.

Musical style : current hits

Clientele : young people and students

Evenings not to be missed : Friday and Saturday evenings

Opening hours : Wednesday to Saturday from 10pm to 4am

The district : Santos

Address : avenida Dom Carlos I 44, Lisboa

Nearest tram : Largo Vitorino Damásio station – line 25

Nearest train : Santos station – Cascais line

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/studio44.santos/

7. LISBOA RIO – The new restaurant-discotheque of Cais do Sodré

Dj and his public at Lisboa Rio club in Lisbon

Lisboa Rio is THE new nightlife place to discover in Lisbon. Opened in 2017, the club is located in the Cais do Sodré district, just next to the railway station and the boat and ferry terminal. In the immediate vicinity are already many restaurants and discos well known from the Lisbon night. The place is hybrid and is committed to being both a bar/restaurant and a disco with an amazing terrace less than 3 meters from the Tagus. The menu highlights traditional Portuguese dishes and Mediterranean cuisine. Upstairs, the room is transformed into a disco every weekend. On Friday and Saturday between 11pm and 4am, house and electro sounds are in the spotlight. Admission is free and is by a side door, different from that of the restaurant. The minimum consumption per person is 4€. The fully illuminated LED space is relatively intimate as it can only accommodate 170 people and consists of a dance floor, a bar and a lounge area.

Musical style : house electro

Evenings not to be missed : follow the schedule on the facebook page

Clientele : locals and tourists over thirty

Restaurant opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to Midnight, Sunday from 12pm to 8pm

Disco opening hours : Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 4am

The district : Cais do Sodré

Address : Cais do Gás, Armazém A, Cais do Sodré, Lisboa

Nearest metro : Cais do Sodré

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


8. KREMLIN – The Resurrected Disco

Dj and his public at the Kremlin nightclub in Lisbon

The Kremlin is a very famous nightclub in Lisbon that closed its doors in 2011. The place was one of the most famous nightclubs in Europe for its electro programming and aftershocks extending until 9am or even noon. In the 1990s, it was even considered the 3rd best nightclub in the world. Many national and international DJs started their careers at the Kremlin turntables or made passages as confirmed artists. In 2016, the famous Kremlin, which occupies the building of a former convent, reopened its doors for private events before operating again as a disco on Friday and Saturday evenings. The only difference is that the place no longer remains open until the morning. Feel free to spend some time in this reference disco club, now completely modernized with a VIP area, 3 bars and a dance floor under stone arches.

Musical style : house electro

Clientele : the real nightclubbers

Evenings not to be missed : follow the schedule on the facebook page

Opening hours : Friday and Saturday from 11pm to -am

The district : Santos

Address : Escadinhas da Praia 5, Lisboa

Nearest train : Santos station – Cascais line

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/kremlin.lisboa/


9. CHEERS – The new disco-pub of the Bairro Alto

Cheers, Irish pub and disco club in Lisbon

Cheers is a place in the spirit of the times, a hybrid between a bar and a nightclub that more and more of you are enjoying. The first floor of the place is a real Irish pub (photo above) and the ground floor serves as a dance floor and sometimes as a concert hall. The walls occupied by the Cheers are mythical because it is the building of the former Frágil disco founded by the owners of LUX, in the heart of Bairro Alto. The pub area is rather intimate and you can stay at the bar and watch sports on the big screen. The club area welcomes the DJ, overhanging the audience but music groups and comedians can also perform. Every Friday and Saturday evening, the Cheers welcomes live rock, jazz, Portuguese or fado music in modern versions. We can come across a band playing in the 80’s style that precedes a DJ who will play the hits of the moment. The place is made for celebration and conviviality. Thursday evening is dedicated to karaoke.

Musical style : eclectic

Clientele : party-goers and varied people

Evenings not to be missed : weekend concerts

Opening hours : Monday to Saturday from 7pm to 4am

The district : Bairro Alto

Address : rua da Atalaia 126, Lisboa

Nearest bus and tramway : Largo Trindade Coelho – tram 22 and bus 702 or 758

Website : https://www.cheerslisbon.com/

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


10. 5A CLUB – The new club in the Príncipe Real district

The Príncipe Real district is one of the trendiest area in Lisbon. Very lively in the evening thanks to its proximity to the Bairro Alto district, it is logically a place that shelters very prominent places. The 5A Club is a new dsico-bar that opened its doors in 2018. 3 distinct spaces compose this place: one with tables and high chairs, a dance floor and a cellar with a lounge area. The very dark decoration is very underground. The programation is made by the promoters Match Attack, specialized in electro music but also featuring some hip-hop artists. The club is clearly aimed at people who like to dance to the sounds of emerging and confirmed DJs.

Musical style : house electro

Clientele : clubbers

Evenings not to be missed : follow the schedule on the facebook page

Opening hours : Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4am

The district : Príncipe Real

Address : Travessa do Noronha 5A, Lisboa

Nearest bus and tram : Rua Escola Politécnica station – tram 24 – bus 202, 758 and 773

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/5ACLUB.LX/

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