Gay Bars in Lisbon

The best time to go out to the bars in the Bairro Alto quarter – where it is pleasantly difficult to say which bar is gay or gay-friendly or ›hetero-friendly‹ or whatever – is between 23:00 and 02:00. The bars in the Príncipe Real area tend to be more late-night and more exclusively gay.

Official opening hours should not be taken too seriously. On quiet days some bars might close earlier or don't open at all without any further notice.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Friendly gay music bar in the Príncipe Real quarter. At weekend with DJs.
Mixed ages.
Quite smokey.
@ Rua de São Marçal 106
Lisbon 1200-422

Bar for gays, lesbians and friends in the upper (and quieter) part of the Bairro Alto.
With small dancefloor, at the weekend with DJ.
@ Rua da Rosa 159
Lisbon 1200-383

Small stylish bar in the Príncipe Real quarter. Champagner, cocktails and wines.
Mixed clientele.
@ Calçada Eng. Miguel Pais 18
Lisbon 1200-257

Reopened, 18:00 – 23:00
One of the bars at the so-called esquina in the Bairro Alto.
Mixed clientele.
@ Rua da Barroca 41
Lisbon 1200-106

Reopened, daily 18:00 – 23:00
LGBT-friendly bar in the Bairro Alto.
Music, books, drinks and ... friends.
@ Travessa da Água da Flor 17
Lisbon 1200-339

LGBTQ-friendly music lounge bar in the Bairro Alto, with small dancefloor.
Smokey inside.
@ Rua das Salgadeiras 28
Lisbon 1200

Reopened May 2020; daily 16:00 – 24:00/01:00
Bears-friendly music lounge bar in the Príncipe Real quarter.
@ Rua da Palmeira 43 A
Lisbon 1200-312

Small gay cocktail bar at the so-called esquina (corner) in the Bairro Alto quarter, where at night the whole street is crowded with people, with its share of gay people especially on weekends between 24:00 and 02:00.
@ Rua da Barroca 33
Lisbon 1200-047

Big gay bar for bears, chubbies, mature guys and friends.
Usually very busy on Friday and Saturday night and well visited on most other days.
In good weather with popular street terrace.
@ Rua Ruben António Leitão 2A
Lisbon 1200-392

Small bears-friendly bar with dark cruising area.
Busiest after 01:00.
Smoking bar.
@ Rua Manuel Bernardes 2B
Lisbon 1200