Clubs and Nightlife
Lisbon's thriving nocturnal party scene, with famous destinations like Lux and Kapital as well as smaller more intimate pubs and discos spread throughout the city, makes this European capital a playground for night owls. Keep in mind – drinks are cheap, music is everywhere, and many doors don't close until morning.
This small glass box at the Doca de Santo Amaro seems quite harmless by day, but like Cinderella it transforms into club when the clock strikes midnight. In the summer, the glass walls disappear and the dancefloor extends to the River Tejo.
Lisbon's answer to the best of European night clubs. Former warehouse on the river with two levels of dance floors and an open air terrace. Resident DJ's and big international names lay down an eclectic mix of music. If you arrive after 02h do not be overly drunk, in large groups of guys, or aggressive with door men. It rarely ends well.
In what was once considered one of the "doggiest" neighbourhoods in the city sits Lisbon's late late-night spot (afterhours parties starting at 06h). Hip and always fun. And the neighbourhood (Cais do Sodré) has undergone a recent facelift, in a decidedly successful attempt to tranform the area into a popular and thriving night spot.
Lisbon's best African dance Club. Drawing a diverse crowd, this club's DJ's spin Lusophone Zouk and Luandan Kududuro. Best night is Saturday. Come dressed to impress, i.e. no sneakers/trainers.
Near the magnetically fashionable club Lux, you can find this new, terrace-flaunting, DJ hosting venue with two bars that – unlike many clubs in Lisbon – open early before staying open late. And theme parties every Sunday with concerts, DJs, film exhibitions, and/or brunch provided by the locally beloved and contemporary Café Magnolia, make this place more than your average club. A great destination for pre-party cocktails, delicious tapas, and special events.
Fashionable place where people go to see and be seen. Not a casual place, so put on your best bespokes and your cool face. Music is commercial house, R&B, and Hip Hop.