Central Lisbon Nightlife (Self Guided), Lisbon

Lisbon is a great place for partying and is one of Europe's best clubbing cities. You can choose from the eighties hip-hop to hard rock, from dancing to house or to the tunes of a live band. The usual practice in Lisbon is to go pub hopping, have a fulfilling dinner and then move on to the dance floor. The club scene really starts around 2 am and continues until dawn. This guide introduces you to some of the best dancing clubs in Central Lisbon.
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Central Lisbon Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Central Lisbon Nightlife
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon (See other walking tours in Lisbon)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ministerium Club
  • Musicbox
  • Silk
  • Purex
  • Hot Club Portugal
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Ministerium Club

1) Ministerium Club

A sophisticated ultra-modern nightspot located in the historic eighteenth-century Commerce Square, Ministerium has become one of Lisbon’s coolest places to hear great DJ gigs each weekend. Hosting an assortment of popular local talent as well as hot international DJs, guests to this exclusive nightclub are treated to the sounds of house and techno. Ministerium features a spacious dance floor, an upscale mezzanine level overlooking the action, a rooftop cantina for kicking back, and a private room for sponsored events. The vaulted ceilings of this classic architectural wonder combined with the high-tech mood lighting create a larger-than-life clubbing experience for its guests.
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Musicbox

2) Musicbox

An upscale nightclub and live music venue located in the chic yet seedy Cais do Sodré, Musicbox has been a trendy nightspot in Lisbon since its opening in 2006. A cultural hub of the city, film presentations are not uncommon here as well. Its range of musical entertainment includes anything from rock to reggae, dance, or hip hop, and includes both DJ sets as well as live musical performances. Musicbox offers some over-the-top design features like a large arched entrance and a video wall for a larger-than-life party atmosphere. This popular nightclub sees a mixed crowd that includes a fair amount of thirty-somethings looking for a fun night out.

Operation Hours: Monday — Saturday: 11 pm - 6 am
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Silk

3) Silk

An exclusive and upscale lounge and club located atop the historic Espaço Chiado, Silk provides two levels of upscale nighttime entertainment which is accessed via its two glass elevators with breathtaking panoramic views. Reservations are definitely recommended in order to gain entrance for an evening here, where guests are treated drinks and dancing one of the best rooftop terrace bars found in the city. A stunning view of Lisbon and the Tagus River add a sophisticated element to the experience. Modern décor that blend in with the view of the skyline provide a unique setting for champagne, cocktails, and a good selection of whiskies.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 7 pm - 1:30 am; Friday, Saturday: 7 pm – 4 am.
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Purex

4) Purex

Purex is one of the largest clubs for lesbians. One unique feature of this outlet is that the décor is built out of recycled material, like the couches from a rich college bus and the lamps assembled out of rubbish leftovers. This trendy bar with orange doors attracts a mixed crowd, especially on weekends when the DJ spins exciting electronica notes. They also organize the Add-Wood Festival, a celebration of the burlesque and ugly in art.
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Hot Club Portugal

5) Hot Club Portugal

Located in a cellar space in the historic Praça da Alegria, Hot Clube de Portugal is the nation’s oldest and most respected jazz club. Having changed location most recently due to fire, Hot Clube de Portugal made headway as the premiere place for jazz back in the 1950s and continues to do so to this day. In the 80s, Hot Clube began a music school offering seminars and lessons that has given rise to some great regional talent. This hot club features almost nightly live jazz acts that packs in a sophisticated clientele for a hot night of smooth music.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 pm – 2 am

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Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
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