Bars & Discotheques in Lisbon

Dance Nights

Café da Palha (Discotheque)

Opened during Expo 98 still continues to attract night people. During the day, serves as a restaurant-bar. At night, with two dance floors, two bars and one little veranda, pop and house music can be enjoyed with the D.J. “Ladies’ Night” is on Thursdays and is loaded on Saturdays.

  • Between 12.00 and 5.00 a.m. except Tuesdays
  • Rua do Bojador, Módulo F12 - Parque das Nações (In front of Jardins Garcia de Orta)
  • 21 895 59 15

Cosmos Café (Bar)

Located in Docas, Cosmos Café can be a good open-space alternative during summer months, not only due to its Italian cuisine, which is served until midnight, but also its lively dance floor.

  • Everyday between 10.30 p.m. and 4.00 a.m.
  • Armázem 243 (Doca de Santo Amaro), Pavilhão 5
  • 21 397 27 47

Dock’s Club (Discotheque)

With its industrial design and a terrace that offers a view over River Tagus, Dock’s Club is popular in Portuguese nights. “Ladies’ Night” is on Wednesdays and on Thursdays is Latin Night.

  • Open everyday except Sundays and Mondays between 11.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
  • Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, 226 (Rocha Conde d’ Obidos)
  • 21 395 08 56

LUX Frágil (Discotheque)

Playing a significant role in Portuguese dance and music nights, LUX Frágil is one of the best party places in Lisbon. Giving an emphasis on contemporary music, from electronic to Reggae, Samba to Drum’n’ Bass, it has been hosting several famous D.J.s.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday between 11.30 p.m. and 4.00 a.m.
  • Rua da Atalaia, 126- Bairro Alto
  • 21 346 95 78

Incógnito (Discotheque)

Opened 10 years ago, this discotheque still maintains its early concept. One of the few places where one can listen to 80s music. Hosts little concerts along with other dance music activities.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday between 12.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m.
  • Rua Poiais São Bento, 37, Santos
  • 21 390 87 55

Indochina (Discotheque)

Inspired by colonial Vietnam, everything in this place is so golden and red, so to speak so oriental that it almost appears like a museum of Vietnam.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday between 11.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
  • Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa (Doca de Alcântara)
  • 21 395 58 75

Jamaica (Discotheque)

For Reggae funs this is the best place in Lisbon. There is almost no night without music of Bob Marley.

  • Open every day from 11.00 p.m. to 6 a.m. except Sundays.
  • Rua Nova do Carvalho 6- Cais do Sodré
  • 21 342 18 59

Kremlin (Discotheque)

Frequented by locals, can be considered as the “capital” of Dance music in Lisbon that never sleeps. Loaded with the mass in “After-Hours” during which all the places are closed.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday between 12.00 a.m. and 7.00 a.m.
  • Rua Escadinhas da Praia, 5 (Av. 24 de Julho)
  • 21 395 71 01

Op Art Café (Bar)

Located in Doca de Santo Amaro, right under the feet of 24 April Bridge, Op Art Café marks a difference among all its neighboring cafés with its different architecture based on glass and wood and atmosphere. After 12.00 a.m., the best dance parties are held right over there until the first lights of the sun.

  • Open every day except Mondays from 11.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.
  • Doca de Santo Amaro
  • 21 395 67 87

People (Discotheque)

Recently renamed “Indústria” discotheque attracts young people with its glimmering decoration in white and metals.

  • Open from Thursday to Saturday between 12.30 a.m. and 6.00 a.m.
  • Rua do Instituto Industrial 6 – Santos
  • 21 396 48 41

Plateau (Discotheque)

After going through a new decoration, Plateau is “back” to night life of Lisbon better than ever. With its gilded columns, leopard skins and antique objects, it promises fun nights for those who like to dance with classic rock music.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.
  • Rua Escadinhas da Praia 7 (Av. 24 de Julho)
  • 21 396 51 16

Purex (Discotheque)

In the past known as Café Puro, today under its new name entertains night-birds at its small space in Bairro Alto. However small, it gives total freedom of whatever one is up to. Known as a “gay-friendly” place, it opens its doors to everyone.

  • Open every day except Mondays between 11.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m.
  • Rua das Salgadeiras 28
  • 21 342 80 61

Queen’s (Discotheque)

Although it has the tendency to be one of the greatest places for gays, Queens with decoration of 70s and its three bars facing River Tagus welcomes everyone.

  • Open Tuesday to Saturday between 11.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
  • R. Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Armazém H, Naves A-B (Rocha Conde d’Óbidos)
  • 21 395 58 70

Texas Bar (Discotheque)

One of the “in” places in Cais do Sodré. Every Friday a Bitoke Associação Recreativa Musikapadançar organizes parties which fill the place with lots of people.

  • Open every day except Sundays between 11.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m.
  • Rua Nova do Carvalho 24
  • 21 346 36 83

Tokyo (Discotheque)

During the 80s, Tokyo, Jamaica and Shangrilá (not existing today) formed a trilogy in Lisbon nights. Today, the discotheque entertains people with classical rock music.

  • Open every day except Sundays from 11.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.
  • Rua Nova de Carvalho, 12 (Cais do Sodré)
  • 21 342 14 19

Trumps (Discotheque)

Recently renovated, it is the biggest gay discotheque. Frequenters are mainly males, the atmosphere and service is nice and nights are fun in this discotheque. On Wednesdays and Sundays it holds Travestite shows.

  • Open every day between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
  • Rua da Imprensa Nacional 104 B
  • 21 397 10 59

W (Discotheque)

Located in Alcântara, it is one of the oldest discotheques of the city. Ladies’ Night is on Wednesdays.

  • Open Wednesdays and Sundays from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.
  • Rua Maria Luísa Olstein,13
  • 21 363 68 30

Irish Nights

Celtas& Iberos (Bar)

Typically decorated in Irish style, Guinness is the star of its alcoholic drinks list. Despite its Anglo-Saxon outlook, it is more Portuguese than Irish. The music is performed by cover bands.

  • Open everyday except Mondays from 12.30 a.m. to 4.00 a.m.
  • Doca de Santa Amaro, Armazém, 7.
  • 21 397 60 37

The Frog at Expo (Bar)

Located in the heart of the Expo 98 site, it is famous for its own beers. Their “Super Blonde” beer is exclusively served only in Lisbon and is worth tasting. In Summer nights, its large terrace offers a great “chill-out” and view over River Tagus.

  • Open every day of the week until 2.00 a.m. and at weekends until 4.00 a.m. Wednesday night is Student Night On Thursdays, a pool competition is held. Over the weekend live music takes place until 2 a.m.
  • Rua da Pimenta 17-21 (Parque das Nações)
  • 21 895 28 98

Galloping Hogan’s (Bar)

Opened in 2002, Galloping Hogan’s is one of the recent Irish restaurant/bars of Lisbon and is probably the best with its Celtic gastronomy. Offers lunches and dinners and live music every night.

  • Open Sunday and Wednesday between 12.00 p.m. and 2.00 a.m.; Thursdays from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m.; Fridays and Saturday s from 12.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m.
  • Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 4 A-C (Baixa)
  • 21 886 98 60

Hennessey’s Irish Pub

Decorated in dark colors with very comfortable sofas, Hennessey’s Irish Pub is an ideal place to have lunch or dinner with friends. The atmosphere is very friendly. Every night, Tuesday to Saturday, it is possible to listen to Irish music live.


The first restaurant was opened in 2000 in Parque das Nações that inspired four restaurants to be opened later on. Just like the majority of the Irish pubs, Irish& Co has an informal atmosphere,good service, live music and of course tasty dark beer.

O’Gillins Irish Bar

Located in Cais do Sodré, it is one of the representatives of Irish pubs in Lisbon. Although it does not have an original decoration, it succeeds to create a great atmosphere, reflecting Irish warmness and friendliness. On Fridays, Wingers can be listened live starting from 11.00 p.m.

  • Open every day between 11.00 p.m. and 2.30 a.m.
  • Rua dos Remolares, 8 (Cais do Sodré)
  • 21 342 18 99


A typical Irish bar, Pump offers a true Irish environment: dark beer, karaoke, Irish music…It has a terrace where one can enjoy it truly.

  • Open Monday to Saturday between 11.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m. Sundays from 11.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.
  • Rua da Moeda (Santos)
  • 21 397 20 59