This chic, cozy establishment, located on the first floor of the Memmo Alfama Hotel, boasts one of the closest and most intimate views of the Tagus in the city. Combining all the best features of a small bar venue (attentive service, quiet atmosphere and reasonable expense) with the modern elegance of a well-known hotel, the Memmo Alfama Terrace provides an ideal place to lounge with a drink, hang out with friends, or take in the view.
Tv. Merceeiras 27, 1100-348 Lisboa, Portugal +351 21 049 5660
Set in the very heart of Lisbon city center, and commanding an impressive 250-degree perspective of the famous Tagus River and some of the most historic neighborhoods in the oldest capital city of Western Europe, is the Varanda Do Castelo. Its season starts April 1 and continues into October. Well known for its baragin-priced selections of tapas, extravagant cocktails and gorgeous scenery, it is one of the first stops for bar and restaurant goers of all kinds.
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 2, 1250-191 Lisboa, Portugal +351 21 040 5400
This sumptuous establishment, as its name suggests, is one of the more exclusive venues in Lisbon. Situated on the ninth floor of the Epic Sana Hotel and featuring an indoor cocktail bar, expansive outside patio, table-seating, lounge-seating, sculpturesque furnishings and an infinity swimming pool, all with impressive panoramic views of the red-roofed city center, Upscale furnishes a modish, relaxed atmosphere for hotel guests and the general public. Perfect for rounding off a busy day sightseeing in historic Lisbon.
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 15, 1070-100 Lisboa, Portugal +351 21 159 7300
A great example of the best way to use a found space, the PARK bar in Bairro Alto stands atop a renovated parking garage, and, facing towards the Tagus River and 25 de Abril Bridge, commands a 180 degree view of Lisbon’s downtown. In keeping with its resourceful location, the establishment has shown a strong commitment to emerging ideas about urban development, and is effectively a sprawling garden terrace with trees, shrubs and flower-beds ensconced on a teak deck. Serving burgers and other staples throughout the day and night and with nighttime entertainment including an in-house DJ, outdoor movie screenings and live music, PARK has quickly developed into one of Portugal’s most frequented rooftop bars.
58 Calçada do Combro, 1200-115 Lisbon, Portugal +351 21 591 4011
Occupying the top floor of the luxurious Bairro Alto Hotel, the BA Terrace was awarded fourth place on the Telegraph’s list “Best Hotel Terrace Views in the World.” With a perspective including spectacular vistas of the Tagus River, 25 de Abril Bridge, and one of the most historic city-centers in all of Europe, the BA Terrace certainly lives up to this award! Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, with late-night jazz music and comfortable sofa-style seating, the BA Terrace is recommended to anyone who loves good views, fine wine, and casual outside dining.
Praça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisboa, Portugal +351 21 340 8288