Lisbon Bars and Nightlife

Lisbon hosts one of Europe's biggest parties every weekend night, with crowds heading up to the Bairro Alto district or down to the waterfront Cais do Sodré . Most stay outside, by the doors of small bars which serve caipirinhas and beer at very inviting prices, always in a convivial atmosphere. Many of the wine bars serve small plates, making them a good alternative to restaurants, and are the best way to discover the local wines.
The bars' closing times are 2am on weekdays and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, and that's when it's time to head to the clubs. Most places are closed on Sundays and/or Mondays. Below is a selection of spots to enjoy wine, cocktails or live music, or to simply chill out in Lisbon: