Patroc Lisbon Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

The Late Birds Lisbon
Gay Guesthouse. 160–240 €
Gay men's guesthouse in a 18th century building, completely restored in 2014. Modern climate-controlled rooms and suites and a garden with swimming pool.
Located in a small quiet side street next to the Bairro Alto.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent guest reviews.
@ Travessa André Valente 21
Lisbon 1200-024
Flores Guest House
Guesthouse. 60-150 €
Air-conditioned rooms and apartments, very close to the gay bars and clubs in the Príncipe Real quarter. Friendly, helpful staff.
Excellent guest reviews.
@ Travessa Piedade 38 B (Praça das Flores)
Lisbon 1200-299

Bars & Pubs

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.

Bar 106
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

Burlesque
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

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

Espaço 40 e 1
One of the bars at the so-called esquina in the Bairro Alto.
Mixed clientele.
@ Rua da Barroca 41
Lisbon 1200-106

Friends
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

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

Shelter Bar
From 23 May 2020: daily 11:00 – 23:00
Bears-friendly music lounge bar in the Príncipe Real quarter.
@ Rua da Palmeira 43 A
Lisbon 1200-312

Side
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

TR3S Lisboa
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

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

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Lisbon.

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.

Construction
House, Techno, Commercial remixes, Pop.

Venue currently closed – guest parties at other venues (usually Saturday night).
@ Lisbon 1200-102

Finalmente
Popular gay bar with DJs and dancefloor. Since more than 40 years.
Drag shows at about 03:00/03:30 (in winter Sunday-Thursday at 02:30) when the small club is very busy and packed. Even if you are not into that kind of entertainment, seeing the Lisbon guys going nuts during the show is an experience!
Minimum consumption: 7 €
@ Rua da Palmeira 38
Lisbon 1200-313

Posh Lisbon
Pop, R'n'B, Funk.
Mainly young and middle-aged clientele.
Gets busy at around 02:30.
Admission: ~ 10 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ Rua de São Bento 157
Lisbon 1200-817

Trumps
Gay club with shows and a lot of Pop. (Friday and Saturday night from approx. 03:00 second dancefloor with House, Techno, Commercial remixes.)
Rather young clientele on Friday.
Friendly staff.
Admission: 10-12 €, incl. 1-2 drinks
@ Rua da Imprensa Nacional 104 B
Lisbon 1250-127

Cruising & Fetish

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.

Bar Cru
Small gay cruise club in Príncipe Real. Dresscode usually naked, underwear or fetish (see their website for the weekly program).
Includes a small shop with toys and fetish stuff.
Admission: 5 €
@ Rua de São Marçal 170
Lisbon 1200-423

Drako
Small simple gay cruise bar, with (un)dresscodes, lockers, two cabins and a sling.
A bit out of the way.
Admission: 7 €, incl. 1 drink (soft drink or beer)
@ Rua Nogueira e Sousa 11
Lisbon 1150-237
Metro: Avenida

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

Saunas

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.

Trombeta Bath
Modern gay sauna in the Bairro Alto quarter.
Busiest on Sunday afternoon/evening, the other days in the evening.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 12-16 €
@ Rua do Trombeta 1 C
Lisbon 1200-471

Olissipo Bath
Gay sauna in the center of Lisbon, close to the Avenida da Liberdade.
Very small, with bar, massage room, sauna and a few cabins.
Mainly mature clientele.
Admission: 12-15 €
@ Rua Telhal 5
Lisbon 1150-345

SaunApolo 56
LGBT-friendly sauna club for a mixed, liberal clientele.
Admission: from 30 €
@ Rua Luciano Cordeiro 56 A
Lisbon 1150-216
Metro: Marquês de Pombal, Avenida, Anjos

Shops

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

UP! town Lisboa
Men's fashion: underwear, beachwear, shirts and more.
Friendly staff.
@ Rua da Misericórdia 68
Lisbon 1200

Services

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.

Centro LGBT
Thursday-Saturday 20:00 – 23:00
Portugal's sociocultural centre for LGBTs and friends, right in the historic center of Lisbon.
Run by the organization ILGA Portugal.
@ Rua dos Fanqueiros 40
Lisbon 1100-321
Metro: Baixa-Chiado, Terreiro do Paço, Rossio

CheckpointLX
Community-based centre offering HIV prevention counselling, rapid tests and other sexual health related services for men who have sex with men.
@ Travessa Monte do Carmo 2
Lisbon 1200-277