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These Are Lisbon's Best Hotel Bars

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

Lisbon's bar scene is hotter than hot right now, and the city's hotels have been quick to capitalize on the growing trend for rooftop bars. These standout hotels all offer a chance to linger over a sunset drink or join a lively local crowd to sip gin cocktails late into the night, all the while admiring the views over this warm, sunny and incredibly scenic capital city. These are the best hotel bars in Lisbon.

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Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

The name refers to the co-ordinates used by Portuguese explorers as they set off on adventures at sea, and today Bar 38º 41' offers views out to the ocean from the comfort of deep sofas on the sleek esplanade bar. The hotel's setting on the riverfront in Belem is terrific, and admiring the sunset view while sipping a local wine is a perfect way to appreciate it.

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1908 Lisboa Hotel

Why it made the list

An artfully restored 4-star hotel set on newly-hip Intendente Square,1908 created a major buzz when it opened in 2017, and Bar 1908 has become a popular spot for locals to socialize over cocktails. Eye-catching artworks and installations by the likes of highly regarded local street artist Bordalo II (you can't miss the giant winged beast) add to the fresh, kooky-cool vibe.

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Memmo Principe Real

Why it made the list

This so-hip-it-hurts boutique hotel in upscale Principe Real welcomes guests with an on-trend Port Tonic, which may well prove to be a precursor to sampling a few more perfectly mixed drinks at Cafe Colonial cocktail bar. These are some of the best drinks in town, and the views over the city and the enticing pool are equally impressive. The interior's a stylish place to hunker down when the sun drops, taking temperatures down with it.

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Hotel Mundial

Why it made the list

This high rise sits on the flagstones of newly-gentrified Martim Moniz square, and together with nearby Topo, it's rooftop bar has helped to create a major buzz in this colorful part of town. 360-degree views, a relaxed vibe, live music and popular summer season 'Sunset Parties' make this a popular cool kid hangout, so be sure to put some effort into that 'effortlessly stylish' look.

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Hotel do Chiado

Why it made the list

Hotel do Chiado has a plum position at the heart of Lisbon's handsome historic center, and the sweeping panoramic views from the top floor bar offer a chance to get your bearings and spot some sights as you sip a drink and soak up some sun. The hipster bar staff and inventive cocktail menu make it a popular choice with stylish young city folk.

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Bairro Alto Hotel

Why it made the list

A chic boutique hotel overlooking a busy square on the edge of the buzzy Bairro Alto, this hotel scores major points for its terrace bar, which has made it onto several 'Best Hotel Bars in the World' lists. The terrace isn't large, so get here early if you want to score a seat for the sundown show, but the ambiance and the views over the river and the 25 de Abril suspension bridge will linger long in the memory. There's good food and a lengthy wine list, too.

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Tivoli Avenida da Liberdade Lisboa

Why it made the list

Sky Bar, the appropriately-named 9th floor rooftop terrace at this smart city center hotel, is one of the most popular spots in town for sipping white sangria and feeling more than a little smug as Lisbon's' Golden Hour descends. The views are stunning, the sushi is tasty, and a lively musical backdrop lends a funky vibe to the proceedings. What' more, while some rooftop bars close at the end of the summer season, Sky Bar is open year-round.

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Memmo Alfama

Why it made the list

Hang out by the rooftop mini-pool, sipping a gin cocktail and nibbling on petiscos (Portuguese tapas) as you gaze out over white domes and red roofs down the sparkling River Tagus. Snappily-attired locals like to sip and socialize here too, so you may well make some new Lisboeta friends.

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