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  • 1. Baiuca

    Alfama | Music Clubs

    At the family-run Baiuca, the quality of both food and singing varies, but a great atmosphere is guaranteed. It's a fado vadio (literally...Read More

  • 2. Garrafeira Alfaia

    Bairro Alto | Bars/Pubs

    This cozy wine bar has tasty snacks such as meat croquetes and bacalhau à brás to accompany wines from a vast range of Portuguese vineyards. ...Read More

  • 3. Lounge

    Cais do Sodré | Bars/Pubs

    This hip joint is where twenty- and thirtysomething crowds chat—or shout—to the pumping sound of dance music; there are regular live music events...Read More

  • 4. Mesa de Frades

    Alfama | Music Clubs

    All the rage among local fado lovers, this place is housed in a tiny, azulejo-lined former chapel. Food quality varies, but the music and atmosphere...Read More

  • 5. MusicBox

    Cais do Sodré | Music Clubs

    In a once-seedy, now-happening area, MusicBox regularly provides a stage for local and visiting rock bands, and hosts DJ nights and other live...Read More

  • 6. Parreirinha d'Alfama

    Alfama | Music Clubs

    This little club is owned by fado legend Argentina Santos. She doesn't sing very often herself these days, but she sits by the door most nights...Read More

  • 7. Pavilhão Chinês

    Bairro Alto | Bars/Pubs

    For a quiet drink in an intriguing setting, you can't beat this spot. It's filled to the brim with fascinating junk collected over the years...Read More

  • 8. Pensão Amor

    Cais do Sodré | Bars/Pubs

    There's no hipper place in Lisbon than the "Love Guesthouse," housed in a former brothel whose decor recalls its decadent past. Its warren of...Read More

  • 9. Purex

    Bairro Alto | Dance Clubs

    Known for its trendy music and cocktails, this little place is run by a lesbian couple but is extremely diverse and welcoming. It gets packed...Read More

  • 10. Rio Maravilha

    Alcântara | Bars/Pubs

    Occupying a space that was once a tea-break room for factory workers, Rio Maravilha is now a place for Lisbon's hardworking creative types to...Read More

  • 11. Senhor Vinho

    Lapa | Music Clubs

    This Lisbon institution attracts some of Portugal's most accomplished fado singers. It also serves better food than many casas de fado, and...Read More

  • 12. Solar do Vinho do Porto

    Bairro Alto | Bars/Pubs

    The most refined place in Bairro Alto to start off your evening (or perhaps end it) is the relaxed Solar do Vinho do Porto. It's in a formidable...Read More

  • 13. Trumps

    Principe Real | Dance Clubs

    The city's longest-serving gay disco (at 35 years and counting) may only open on weekends but it remains lively—and hetero-friendly. ...Read More

  • 14. As Primas

    Principe Real | Bars/Pubs

    It's referred to as a lesbian hangout, though everyone drops in to this tasca to hear the '80s music on the jukebox. ...Read More

  • 15. Bairru's Bodega

    Bairro Alto | Bars/Pubs

    This is one of several wine bars that have sprung up to meet the growing curiosity of foreign visitors about Portugal's vinhos, which are sold...Read More

  • 16. Casino Lisboa

    Parque das Nações | Casinos

    In addition to 22 gaming tables and 1,000 machines, the gleaming black Casino Lisboa has gourmet restaurants and a fun rotating bar that often...Read More

  • 17. Cinco Lounge

    Bairro Alto | Bars/Pubs

    Expertly run by a young British couple, this cocktail bar on the edge of the Príncipe Real neighborhood has a modern vibe. ...Read More

  • 18. Clube de Fado

    Alfama | Music Clubs

    Locals and tourists flock to this spot to hear established performers, such as owner Mário Pacheco, and rising singing stars. Dinners here are...Read More

  • 19. Construction

    Principe Real | Dance Clubs

    A popular venue since it opened in 2012, Construction has a thumping house-music sound track and plenty of room to dance to it. ...Read More

  • 20. Doca de Santo

    Alcântara | Bars/Pubs

    In the main Doca de Santo Amaro development is this restaurant-bar with a palm-lined esplanade. It's a great place to start the night. ...Read More

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