The Best Cocktail Bars in Lisbon




Cinco Lounge

Rua Ruben António Leitão, 17 (Príncipe Real)
213 424 033
Opens every day

Cinco Lounge, Lisbon

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Recognized as the best cocktail bar in town, this lounge mixes original drinks in a cool, sophisticated ambience. You have the choice of dozens of innovative cocktails, with new ones always being added by the owners. One of them is an Englishman who's worked at bars around the world (from Australia to New York) and decided to open his own in Lisbon.
It's found in a quiet residential area, and is one of the top places in the city for chilling out at night.


Red Frog

Rua do Salitre, 5A (Avenida da Liberdade)
912 513 552
Closes on Sundays

Red Frog, Lisbon

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This cocktail bar is inspired by the atmosphere of New York’s 1920s speakeasies. To enter, you must ring a bell, seen below a frog at the door.
The cocktails are by Marian Beke, from London’s Nightjar (ranked the world’s third best bar), and are served as after-work drinks and late into the night (from 6pm to 2am from Monday to Wednesday, and from 6pm to 4am from Thursday to Saturday).
The music ranges from jazz to swing and soul, and the décor is made up of vintage pieces.
A curious detail is a secret room, accessed by pushing a wall, which can be booked for private events.


Monkey Mash

Praça da Alegria, 66B (Avenida da Liberdade)
211 364 241
Closes on Sundays

Monkey Mash, Lisbon

The owners of Red Frog (see above) are responsible for this bar, which took over the space of a cabaret. Both the décor and the cocktails are tropical, and the atmosphere is always relaxed, with upbeat music. It opens at 6pm and only closes at 2am (3am on Fridays and Saturdays).


Le Consulat

Praça Luís de Camões, 22 (Chiado)
939 316 530
Opens every day

Le Consulat, Lisbon

What for several decades was the Consulate of Brazil, is now a bar overlooking Luís de Camões Square. It opens in the morning to serve brunch, but becomes a cocktail bar in the evening, inviting you to relax to the sound of chillout music.


Double 9

Rua da Misericórdia, 78 (Chiado)
919 835 036
Opens every day

Double 9, Lisbon

It’s found in the building of the 9Hotel Mercy Hotel, but has a separate entrance. It's a cocktail bar and tea house, in a rather luxurious space with a golden and black décor. The teas, cocktails, and tea cocktails may accompany light meals of small plates or “petiscos” (Portuguese tapas) to share.


Matiz Pombalina

Rua das Trinas, 25 (Madragoa)
214 043 703
Closes on Sundays and Mondays

Matiz Pombalina, Lisbon

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Found in an 18th-century building, this bar combines period and modern features. There are antique tile panels and Louis XIV-style furnishings around its three rooms, which together with the sounds of jazz, soul, and bossa nova create an inviting atmosphere for a cocktail. There are serveral to choose from, made with gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, tequilla, sparkling wine, coffee and tea, plus mocktails.
If you get hungry, there are toasted sandwiches, roasted sausages and cheese platters.


The Insólito

Rua de São Pedro Alcântara, 83 (Bairro Alto)
211 303 306
Closes on Sundays and Mondays

The Insólito, Lisbon

It’s a restaurant with a terrace with a beautiful view over the city, and is also a good cocktail bar for classic and signature cocktails, in the evening or after dinner. It's accessed via a charming, old elevator.


Bistro 100 Maneiras

Largo da Trindade, 9 (Chiado)
210 990 475
Closes on Sundays

Bistro 100 Maneiras, Lisbon

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The entrance to one of the hottest restaurants in Chiado is a cocktail bar, which preserves the Art Deco windows and décor of a restaurant that previously occupied the space. It offers two dozen original cocktails, mixing curious and exotic ingredients.


Foxtrot

Travessa de Santa Teresa, 28 (Príncipe Real)
213 952 697
Opens every day

Foxtrot, Lisbon

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The Art Deco décor takes you back in time, but it has cocktails for the most contemporary tastes. They are served in several cozy rooms and in a patio. To enter, you must ring a bell.