Don't leave Lisbon before you visited some of these 11 bars and nightclubs [May 2024]

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    By Max Roi

Lisbon's nightlife exudes a unique and captivating atmosphere. The city effortlessly blends its rich cultural heritage with contemporary trends, creating an enchanting blend of old and new. Whether you're strolling through the historic streets of Alfama or dancing the night away in trendy Bairro Alto, the atmosphere is one-of-a-kind. The nightlife in Lisbon comes alive late but is buzzing into the wee hours of the morning. The perfect night out usually includes pre-drinks at cozy bars with some porto, catch live Fado performances, dance until dawn at energetic clubs, and if you are lucky participate in street parties during special events. Here are our 11 favourites.

Ministerium Club

 

Party and club at the Ministerium Club

 

Located on Portugal's Finance Ministry's site at the Praça do Comércio, which it is named after and opened in 2012, the Ministerium Club is a fast-rising clubhouse in Lisbon.

It is famous for its house and electro music, and numerous DJs and guests from around the world have made appearances at the premises. DJs like Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles, Miss Kittin, and other celebrated Portuguese mix-masters are on the guestlist here.

Try to dress flashy and stylish if you plan on visiting. The bouncers at the Praça do Comércio are picky and firm.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Free - 12€

 

Lust in Rio

 

Party and club at the Lust in Rio

 

Lust in Rio is a versatile company situated on the docks of Cais do Sodré. The first floor houses the SushiRio eatery, which is designed to be contemporary. On the porch, the venue overlooks the Tagus river, and you will be served local and fusion sushis. The exterior and the ground floor house the Lust in Rio region in which popular parties are held from 12 AM to 6 AM on Wednesdays to Sundays.

Each night, the program is spiced up with creative DJs, and signature themes that vary throughout the year.

If it ever gets too hot indoors, remember to visit the open-air space for a dose of a refreshing breeze.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin, R&B and EDM
Expected entrance fee: Free - 15€+

 

Dock's Club

 

Party and club at the Dock's Club

 

The Docks Club is housed in the previous storehouses of Alcântara docks and has long existed while maintaining an impeccable success record.

Apart from Tuesdays, when the club is busy hosting Ladies' Night, the Angolan community headlines the majority of the events for the rest of the week. It's an ideal spot to dance to sounds from Africa Like the kizomba, semba, or African-house. Also, The program accommodates hip hop and R&B.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop and R&B
Expected entrance fee: Free - 8€

 

MusicBox

 

Party and club at the MusicBox

 

This respected venue for live music settings leads the alternate music scene. Consistently, exceptional local groups, guest DJs as well as more grounded artists are hosted here.

As told, the club does not promote itself. The venue set under one of Cais do Sodre's bridges has no neon sign or branding visible. You would have to ask a city resident for directions to the venue or peruse their flyers on the walls.

Music at the MusicBox is all-encompassing and features genres such as drum and bass, reggae electronic soul and fado, indie rock, hip-hop, dance, and jazz. The club additionally showcases innovative media occasions like video and podcasts. Once in a while, poetry gigs also hold at the club.

Shows and parties commence around 11 PM. DJs come in well after 1 AM.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Soul/Funk/Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin, Rock/Indie, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 6€ - 15€

 

K Urban Beach Club

 

Party and club at the K Urban Beach Club

 

K.Urban Beach is a subsidiary of the prominent K Group, which is a Lisbon-based organization that has managed a chain of cafeterias and clubs for about 30 years.

This destination location is right next to the Tagus River and houses the Sakana (a sushi café), the Papagayo (a roasted meat - rodizio eatery), and a private seashore club.The customer base is youthful, and there are enormous gatherings with Portuguese and foreign DJs.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Hip Hop, Latin, R&B, EDM and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 8€+ - 15€

 

Barrio Latino

 

Party and club at the Barrio Latino

 

This club was formerly located in Parque das Nações but has since moved to a new area at the docks of Santos.Like many clubs in the Lisbon district, The Barrio Latino thrives on referrals. If you're looking for a tropical party where you can show off your kizomba, salsa, African, or other Latin dances, then this club is for you.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Latin
Expected entrance fee: 6€ - 10€

 

Incógnito

 

Party and club at the Incógnito

 

There could not have been a more befitting name for this club. Incognito. It is simultaneously visible and out of sight. Its mystery is both invasive and puzzling.The club has no branding or obvious sign on the door and to be let in; you would have to ring a bell. So mysterious.

It is a small club as the basement, which houses the dance floor and loud music systems, however, it can only hold 150 people at a time. The bar in a serene room in the attic.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House, Rock/Indie and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 5€+ - 10€

 

Titanic Sur Mer

 

Party and club at the Titanic Sur Mer

 

Depending on what night you stop by, this attractive lakeside pub entertains revellers with a variety of sounds. Their local DJs who aim to please, never relent in satisfying the ears of EDM enthusiasts in the city.

On other evenings, the stage is graced by bands playing different genres of live music; from energetic jazz mixes to guitar-led Indie pop. Occasionally, Latin Samba and African sounds are played. At the Titanic Sur Mer, always anticipate some hot, insane dance moves on such evenings.

Once in a while, local Portuguese rappers drop fresh flows to a funky audience.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Soul/Funk/Reggae, Hip Hop, Rock/Indie, R&B, Rap and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 6€ - 10€

 

Bolero Lisboa

 

Party and club at the Bolero Lisboa

 

Located close to Lisbon's grand Tagus River is Bolero, a dance club popular for serving the best cocktails in the city. With an overview of the 25th of April Bridge, this club has a very diverse mix of style and sound.

From Funk to Reggaeton, Hip Hop, and R&B, various local and foreign artists perform at Bolero for the listening pleasure of its guests.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Soul/Funk/Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin, R&B and Commercial
Expected entrance fee: 8€ - 12€

 

KREMLIN

 

Party and club at the KREMLIN

 

In Lisbon, clubs like the Kremlin are uncommon and hard to find because there aren't many of them.

From its oriental styling to the customer base, the Kremlin stays unique in many ways. It is situated in an old religious community, but with its current popularity rate, it is on the journey of becoming one of Europe's top dance clubs.

At this club, you will have the opportunity to listen to top house music DJs in Europe. It has the most distinctive customers, as the atmosphere is non-judgemental of your clothing or appearance.

The Kremlin will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Nightclub
Music is mainly: Techno/DnB/House and EDM
Expected entrance fee: 8€ - 12€

 

Erasmus Corner

 

Party and club at the Erasmus Corner

 

This is one popular meet-up point among undergrads in Lisboa. Located in the Bairro Alto, district famous for its numerous small bars, The Erasmus Corner is a hub for small groups to meet and greet over a few cheap drinks. The bar has an exterior seating that is perfect for chilling, making new friends, and drinking with the crowd while you wait to head to the bigger clubs.

Clubs begin to get rammed from around 2 AM, so it is safe to leave the Erasmus Corner between 1AM - 1:30AM.

 

Open: Everyday
Venue type: Bar
Music is mainly: Commercial
Expected entrance fee: Free

 

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