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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Lisbon Nightlife

Buddha Lx

For see-and-be-seen fun, head to this upscale Asia-themed hotspot in the Santos docklands where a posey crowd shakes to house tunes on a river-facing terrace.

Gare Marítima de Alcântara, 011-351-21-395-0555,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | dj

Clube da Esquina

Meet some friendly locals at this funky Bairro Alto favorite with live DJs most nights and crowds that spill onto the street on weekends.

Rua da Barroca 30, 011-351-21-342-7149
Tags: nightlife | dj

Clube de Fado

This intimate fado house owned by a fado guitarist is one of the best-rated options in Alfama.

Rua de S. João da Praça 94, 011-351-21-885-2704,
Tags: nightlife | dancing


The city’s coolest club, located in a riverside warehouse with several dance floors, chill-out spaces and terraces, caters to a mixed crowd with electronic sounds and hip design.

Armazém A, Ave. Infante Dom Henrique; Cais da Pedra, 011-351-21-882-0890,
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | dj | electronica

Music Box

Lisbon’s latest nightspot features live bands and DJs that crank out anything from garage rock to nu jazz and dub.

Rua Nova do Carvalho 24, 011-351-21-343-0107,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | dj | electronica

Sr. Vinho

Experience fado, a bluesy, tango-like style of traditional Portuguese music, by reserving a table at this elegant fado house, where you can wallow in saudade, the nostalgic sentiment that pervades this folk music.

Rua do Meio à Lapa 18, 011-351-21-397-2681,
Tags: nightlife | dancing

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