After a long wait, Lisbon’s nightclubs have reopened, and clubbers are finally back on the dance floor.
Lisbon nightlife is going strong again with several options in town for clubbing and local concerts.
We list the best hot spots for dancing the night away, including a few that are more gay-popular than others. Here’s where to go now.
Located in a former warehouse in Santa Apolónia, Lux Frágil opened in 1998 and has since become a Lisbon institution of electronic music. The three-storey nightclub has a bar on the first floor and a huge roof terrace with views over the River Tejo where clubbers can end the night watching the sunrise.
This is a new kind of temple of electronic house, psychedelic and techno music. Located on the second floor of a warehouse in Marvila, the cultural venue hosts a bar, a club and a dance school.
Back in the 1990s, Kremlin was one of Lisbon’s most famous clubs. It reopened a few years ago in the same former convent in Santos with its iconic stone arches, keeping the original spirit of electronic music.
Not far from Lux Frágil, in Terreiro do Paço, Ministerium has become another reference of electronic music in Lisbon with international and national names of house and techno performing every weekend.
On Cais do Sodré pink street, this music box is noted for its mixed programme of live concerts and clubbing. It showcases several national and international artists and new projects, including African electronic and alternative music.
Named after the street number, this club in Príncipe Real club serves cocktails from 10pm and opens its dance floor until 4am (Friday and Saturday) for dancers of underground alternative electronic music.
This a must for the LGBTQ+ crowd and friends where they groove to pop, house and funk tracks. Trumps reopens with a new Queer Art Lab encouraging fresh approaches of artists and the LGBTQ+ community.
This gay club is open every day, including Mondays – a special day for new stars to shine. One of the oldest clubs in Lisbon, it now operates from 6.30 to 0.30 in a café-concert format (drag shows at 10.30pm) and as a disco until 6am.