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Best Bars

Bars in Lisbon vary from under-dressed and comfortable, to stylish and urban chic, all of them offering simple pleasures at great values. Designed to give locals a place to meet and mingle, the environment inside these hip, well-stocked watering holes, always provide visitors with an experience of Lisbon that captivates patrons of all backgrounds with great music and spirited energy.


Cinco Lounge

Mixologist and Magician, Dave will keep you guessing with cocktails from another planet. Fruits always fresh, spirits premium, and more than 100 concoctions to choose from make this place a relaxed and sofisticated watering hole.

Pensão Amor

Once a well-traveled brothel, Pensão Amor retains its history of debauchery, providing pole dancing shows as well as an erotic library and bookstore. While a beer will cost you €4, the décor makes it a must visit, even if it's just for a drink in the plush lounge area. If the prices seem a little high, try going with a few friends, split a bottle of €12 wine and enjoy the atmosphere.


Maria Caxuxa

Great place for the first drink and an introduction to the after-hours Bairro Alto scene. Trendy place that tends to attract insouciant but laid-back beautiful people. Lots of lounge space to get conversation going. Music can range from hip hop to soul to electronic. As the night wears on, the street in front of the bar gets as crowded as the bar itself.

Pavilhão Chinês

One of the best decorated bars I have ever seen. EVER. Designed by Luis Pinto Coelho, the walls are lined with polished cabinets and filled with anything and everything collectible: action figures, model airplanes, hats, African masks, and things I can't even name. Also famous for its cocktails, this place boasts the best "Singapore Sling"(the menu is worth just looking at) on the Iberian peninsula.


Lounge

This is the accountant's favorite place to grab a drink and listen to whatever might be playing. Usually a DJ. The music ranges from breakdance 80's beats, house, electro pop and indie-rock to, well just about anything electronic. It is always a gamble and always good.

Pai Tirano

Behind a set of stairs in Bica, this bar is one of Lisbon's best kept secrets. Good music, good conversation, and good drinks is what this place promises. Inspired by the Portuguese film of the same name. If you have the late night munchies, ask for the "Frangalho" (toasted garlic chicken sandwich). Now you just have to find it.