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Bars & Clubs of Gay Lisbon

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Gay nightlife in Lisbon is fun, fabulous, and pretty easy to navigate.  Most of the bars and nightclubs are within walking distance of the  best gay-friendly places to stay in Lisbon.
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If you’re only visiting for a weekend, try Thursday and Friday nights in Bairro Alto, and Saturdays and Sundays in Principe Real.  (Check this calendar of Portugual’s public holidays for dates when nightlife will  explode.)

Gay Parties in Lisbon

Conga is the best and one of the most popular monthly gay parties.  Most parties don’t have a fixed location.  Once you’ve arrived, you’ll encounter party promoters with flyers and free passes for events at any of the larger clubs like Trumps or Construction.

Several major events in 2018 will guarantee parties throughout the city: Eurovision Song Contest (May 8-12),  Lisbon Bear Pride (May 30 – June 4),  LGBT Pride March (June 15), Arrail Gay (late June TBD), Queer Lisboa (September 14-22.)

Gay Bars & Nightclubs in Lisbon

49 da ZDB

Hipster bar connected to Zé dos Bois Gallery
Young men and women come to drink, chill, and enjoy the bohemian vibe of the space.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua da Barroca 49, Lisbon Portugal

Bar 106

This small place to grab a drink is one of Lisbon’s oldest gay bars.  Happy hour until 11:30pm.  Also popular on Sundays.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua São Marçal 106, Lisbon Portugal

Bar Cru

Raunchy mix of bar and sex club.
Being asked to check your clothes at the door might scare off the timid, but once inside, you can join the mix of locals and tourists at the bar in their underwear and take a peek at what’s going on in the “play area.”
Neighborhood: Principe Real
R. São Marçal 170, Lisbon Portugal

Bairru’s Bodega

This wine bar offers a mature oasis as you enjoy the streets of Bairro Alto.  Order their excellent sangria de champagne.  Or try the  ginjinha!
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua da Barroca 3, Lisbon Portugal

Clube da Esquina

Outstanding cocktails and local men make this “corner bar” worth a stop as you explore this popular section of the city.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua da Barroca 30, Lisbon Portugal

Construction Lisbon

Very popular multi-level gay night club.  DJs keep the men on the dance floor.  Sometimes Friday can be so much fun, you’ll want to go back for more on Saturday.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua Cecílio de Sousa 84, Lisbon Portugal

Corvo Real

New, trendy, and highly-recommended!
Cocktails, craft beers, cheeses, oysters, and more upstairs.  After 10pm, step down to the small basement dance floor where the DJ keeps the men moving until 2am during the week, and 3am on weekends.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Calçada Eng. Miguel Pais 18,, Lisbon Portugal

Espaço 40 e 1

Small bar with a mixed crowd.  Take a look at the many equally small bars surrounding it.  Depending on the night, you may be tempted somewhere else, but Espaco 40 e 1 is a popular place to start.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua da Barroca 41, Lisbon Portugal

Finalmente Club

Open everyday from midnight to 6am.  Finalmente remains a popular night spot for gay guys over 30.  Have a drink, enjoy the music, and cruise the crowd.  Finalmente’s legendary and spectacular drag shows start around 3AM.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua da Palmeira 38, Lisbon Portugal

Friends Bairro Alto

Fun and friendly!  Grab a mojito and take a selfie with any of the energetic staff.  Popular with groups, but solo visitors will easily be equally drawn into fun atmosphere.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Travessa da Água da Flor 17, Lisbon Portugal

Lux Frágil

Destination for DJs where the party doesn’t kick into gear until after 2am.  See who’s playing on the clubs website, and be prepared for attitude at the door.  Gay friendly, but the crowd depends on the guest DJs.  It’s near the coast and has a rooftop deck.
Neighborhood: Santa Apolonia
Av. Infante D. Henrique, Armazém A, Cais da Pedra a Sta Apolónia, Lisbon Portugal

Maria Lisboa

A popular stop in the Bairro Alto gayborhood.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua Atalaia 97, Lisbon Portugal

Pride Burlesque

A fabulous crowd (including more and more straights) fills this narrow space for drinks under the chandelier.  Fridays are popular.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua da Rosa 159, Lisbon Portugal

Purex

You’ll find Purex at the top of nearly every list of LGBT bars in Bairro Alto.  This trendy nightspot has a great bar and their Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights fill a void in Lisbon’s weekend-centric calendar.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Rua das Salgadeiras, 28, Lisbon Portugal

Secret Bar

From the owner of Trumps, Secret Bar draws a younger crowd with pop music and themed parties.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua Cecílio de Sousa 72, Lisbon Portugal

Shelter Bar

Bear-ish bare where you can have a drink, hang with old friends, and make some new ones.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua da Palmeira 43 A, Lisbon Portugal

TR3S Lisboa

Meet the friendly staff behind one of Principe Real’s most popular bear bars.  TR3S can be cruisier than the rest and attracts masculine bears from around the world.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua Ruben A. Leitão 2, Lisbon Portugal

Trumps

The most popular LGBT nightclub in Lisbon.  Tourists are very welcome.  Open Fridays, Saturday, Sunday from midnight to 6am.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua da Imprensa Nacional 104 , Lisbon Portugal

Woof LX

You could have a drink at the bar, but you would miss out on all of the bears, cubs, otters, and wolves outside.  The sidewalk outside of Woof LX has become more popular than the bar itself.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua da Palmeira 44A, Lisbon Portugal

Woof X

Ring the bell to enter.  This papa bear bar has a dark side … and a dark room!  Woof X is where many bearded guys go after Woof LX.
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Rua Manuel Bernardes 2B, Lisbon Portugal

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