Since Lisbon reinvented itself as the uber cool city of Europe a few years ago (don’t believe us, listen to to the likes of Becks, Madonna and John Malkevich – nary a more authoritative triumverate… ) it has excelled at doing really exciting really sexy and really stylish things with its embarrassment of architectural and design riches. And Lisbon rooftop bars are one of the best ideas on a list of fine ones. This whole city is pretty much full to the brim with night spots and very very drunk on good times.
The river, the fantastic roaring bridge, the castle, the trees, the terra-cotta rooftops of the old barrios perched on the hills. Lisbon is one of the world’s most spectacular cities. So spectacular you’ll need a caipirinha or twelve, washed down with a caneca (or failing that at least an imperial or a preta) to fully appreciate and drink it all in.
Our pick of the rooftop bars are the one at Insolito (near the Miradouro of San Antonio de Alcantara), the fabulously Warholian Park (a car park!), or the terraza at Rio Maraviha at LX Factory, the Hotel Lisbon Music and the VIP Eden downtown at Restauradores.
If you’re looking for a Lisbon bar crawl with a guide to check our Rooftop Bars and Clubs ask us,.
TIP: While sipping a cocktail on a Lisbon roofie, don’t get so carried away with the views that you forget to check out the almost-certainly equally fantastic (male and female) totty standing over at the other table.