Lisbon is Gay
Gay and lesbian – it’s all queer. Lisbon considers itself a very gay-friendly city, but centuries of Catholic dominance still make public sentiment quite conservative. While public opinion is changing for the better, you still don’t see many public displays of affection outside of a couple of neighborhoods. The most gay-friendly neighborhoods are the Chiado, Principe Real, Bairro Alto, and Santa Catarina.
2 dance floors, 3 bars, pop music, and young crowds. 27 years and still going! Hetero friendly.
Rua Impresa Nacional, 104B
Open Friday and Saturday 23h45 – 06h
tel. (+351) 213 971 059
In the confines of a typical Portuguese tavern, you will find a popular place for flirting in the Bairro Alto district.
Rua da Atalaia, 103-105
Open everyday 08h – 03h30
tel. (+351) 213 466 379
Great mixed and party girl meeting point in the Bairro Alto.
Rua das Salgadeiras, 28
Open everyday 23h – 04h
tel. (+351) 213 421 942
Good dance club and grandfather of the scene. A great option if you want to keep partying in the Bairro Alto after things start to wind down elsewhere (for gay and straight).
Rua da Atalaia, 126
Open Wednesday to Saturday 23h30 – 04h
tel. (+351) 213 469 578
Kitch drag queen shows beginning around 03h. After the show it’s dancing and cruising.
Rua da Palmeira, 38
Open everyday 22h – 05h
tel. (+351) 213 469 158
A big club with plenty of women in Alcântara. One of the most fun larger clubs in town.
Rua das Fontaínhas, 86
Open Friday and Saturday 23h – 06h
tel. (+351) 213 622 560