The 5 best rooftop bars with breathtaking views of Lisbon
Sunny, colorful and as trendy as it gets, Lisbon really needs no introduction. The Portuguese capital has been on every savvy traveler’s bucket list for a while now, and with good reason.
Overlooking the glistening Tagus river, this picturesque city sprawls across seven hills, with rich history, vibrant art and delicious surprises at every turn.
If you ask us, the best way to take in all the beauty is by heading to one of these 5 rooftops to admire the sunset, delicious cocktail in hand. You’ll feel on top of the world.
Smack in the middle of the lush, tree-lined Avenina da Liberdade, the city’s chic luxury shopping boulevard, is where you’ll find one of the very best views of Lisbon. Located on the top floor of the 5-star Hotel Tivoli, Sky Bar is a modern and sophisticated rooftop terrace lounge offering stunning vistas of the Castelo de São Jorge, the Baixa district and, of course, the deep blue Tagus. With ample comfortable seating options set over different levels, you’ll want to spend the whole evening enjoying the unobstructed scenery, exquisitely crafted cocktails and delicious snacks, all to a chill soundtrack provided by live acts and local DJs.
Perched on the top floor of a historical building in Chiado, Lisbon’s most stylish district, Silk Club has been one of the most exclusive venues in town for over a decade. The establishment is a member of “The World’s Finest Clubs” and is considered as one of Lisbon’s most spectacular bars, with an almost 360 ° panoramic view of the historic city center and river. The decor is sleek and minimalistic, with a sophisticated ambience that will seamlessly take you from after work cocktails to fine Japanese dining to a night of clubbing once the clock strikes midnight.
This trendy rooftop bar located above a parking garage is not the easiest to find, but well worth it for its stunning view of the river and 25 de Abril bridge. Once you’ve made it upstairs, a welcoming, greenery-filled terrace, all decorated in natural wood, awaits. The atmosphere is cool and laid back, and the crowd is a happy mix of local and out-of-towners. Make sure you come early to snag a good spot (there are no reservations!), sit back, and enjoy the gorgeous sunset, chilled glass of wine or refreshing cocktail in hand.
Topo Martim Moniz
Open since 2015, this cool venue on top of an old-school mall in the multicultural Martim Moniz area quickly became one of the hippest places in Lisbon. Once you exit the elevator on the 6th and final floor, a superb view of Mouraria, the Castelo de São Jorge and its nearby Miradouros awaits. Come here for after work cocktails and snacks, or book a table for lunch or dinner to sample Paris-trained chef Ricardo Benedito’s seasonal, macrobiotic cuisine. The weekend brunch is also very much worth a visit.
Rio Maravilha is the most popular terrace in the trendy and alternative LX Factory complex, where a former fabric production plant has been transformed into a colorful hub of hip eateries, indie shops and vibrant street art. Paying homage to both the Tagus river and the city of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Maravilha’s cocktails and food merge Portuguese and Brazilian influences with fresh, seasonal ingredients. This hip venue with an industrial feel is always buzzing with people from the afternoon to late at night. Like them, come get up close and personal with the 25 de Abril bridge while you enjoy delicious drinks and a live concert or DJ set.