20 best rooftop bars in Lisbon for sunset
When I started planning my trip, I knew that I wanted to check out some of the best rooftop bars in Lisbon. I mean, who doesn’t picture themselves sitting on a rooftop with a view across the city and ocean as the sun sets, holding a Aperol Spritz in hand? It’s that perfect European summer vibe where the cafés are outdoors, the drinks are flowing, and the possibilities are endless. We travelled there in early March, but already the rooftop bars were packed in the evenings. They provided the perfect place to watch the last rays of sunshine ebb away each night. There are so many bars in Lisbon, you’ll already be spoilt for choice but you simply can’t visit this amazing city without heading to a rooftop bar for sunset at least once.
20 best rooftop bars in Lisbon
Park Rooftop – €€€
My absolute favourite of the rooftop bars in Lisbon and a real highlight of the trip was our first night. You can find Park rooftop bar on the 6th floor of a multi-storey car park in Bairro Alto. It was just a short walk from where we stayed at Bairro Alto Bronze of Age Apartments which was a perfect location for exploring the city. Even in chilly March it gets super busy so get there early to secure a good spot for sunset as they don’t take bookings. We were lucky and managed to find a seat pretty quickly to enjoy our capirinhas – there’s a great range of cocktails. The view across the river, bridge and city is incredible and the sunset was a spectacular way to start the trip. They also have DJs playing, sometimes two a day.
Topo Martim Moniz – €€€
This was such hidden gem and a great spot for an espresso martini. We almost didn’t find Topo because of the random location on the very top floor of the Martim Moniz Shopping Center. But luckily we kept walking up the stairs to the top floor because there were no signs. When we reached the top, there was a restaurant with lots of arcade machines, and a rooftop bar with views across the city and to São Jorge Castle. You can’t see the sunset from here unfortunately, but it’s a beautiful view over the city. What I loved was that it was completely unpretentious, the drinks are delicious and the staff are great fun.
Topo Chiado – €€€
Tucked away at the back of the former Carmo Convent, Topo Chiado is a rooftop bar in Lisbon that offers panoramic views across the city. Perhaps you need a break from sightseeing or fancy a great spot for at night. Topo Chiado is a perfect place to rest after visiting the incredible Convent ruins and museum, or to watch the famous Elevador de Santa Justa.
Sky Bar – €€€€
Of course, there’s a Sky Bar everywhere but if you fancy a slightly more upmarket venue, they’re always a great combination of spectacular views and amazing handcrafted cocktails. Situated at the top of the Hotel Tivoli at the heart of Lisbon, the lounge hosts live acts and DJs. While on the terrace you can enjoy panoramic views across the city and over the river. There’s lots of seating and it’s open all year round.
Sky Bar Oriente – €€€
If you’re looking for perfect river views to accompany your sunset cocktails at rooftop bars in Lisbon, Sky Bar Oriente is the place for you. Head to the 16th floor of The Tivoli Oriente to try the 13 signature cocktails, fusion sushi and snacks. At 16 floors high, it towers over the other Sky Bar which sits at a mere 9 floors high, and has 360º views over the river Tagus and Vasco da Gama bridge.
Terraco 23 – €€€€
This is one I’m sad I didn’t get time to visit because it looks like a stunning rooftop oasis. Terraco 23 is located on the fourth floor of the hotel, Torel Palace, at the top of a hill in the Martim Moniz area. It’s a relaxed rooftop bar with amazing views over the historic centre of Lisbon. Visit this hidden gem in Lisbon for fine wines, cocktails and snacks.
Hotel Mundial Rooftop Bar – €€€€
If you want to drink like the locals, check out this favourite of the Lisbon crowd. Hotel Mundial Rooftop Bar is a classic made famous by the selfies snapped facing the castle from the 9th floor. The panoramic vistas across the Lisbon skyline and down to the river make it easy to understand why this is a hotspot for the locals. Head there to enjoy a gin, sangria, cocktail or even some Portuguese tapas.
Limão Rooftop Bar – €€€
For all the Portuguese summer vibes, head to this beautiful blue and white tiled rooftop bar. You can find it on the 10th floor of luxe hotel, H10 Duque de Louléis. Limão Rooftop Bar is considered one of the more intimate and romantic rooftop bars in Lisbon. With views across the whole of Lisbon and out to the sea, it’s a stylish and modern spot where you can enjoy Portuguese tapas.
Lumi Rooftop Bar & Restaurant – €€€
Want to combine sunset cocktails and dinner? The Lumi Rooftop Bar and Restaurant will give you a night to remember, complete with stunning views, chill out vibes and great music. You can find this great spot on top of The Lumiares Hotel in Barrio Alto. This rooftop retreat is the perfect urban oasis to enjoy locally sourced, fresh ingredients cooked by Chef Joao Silva.
Ático by NH – €€€
Look no further than Ático by NH for breathtaking 360º views across Lisbon and a rooftop pool, which is open to both hotel guests and visitors for a fee. The bar is open daily in summer with a great cocktail menu and Portuguese bar bites available. It’s located on the top floor of the NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade.
Level Eight – €€€
If you’re a Disaronno lover, you’ll want to head to Level Eight to indulge in their selection of amaretto-based cocktails. This vibrant and lively bar has views over Parque Eduardo VII, the Botanical Garden and the Lisbon rooftops. Plus you can expect live DJ’s.
Rio Maravilha – €€€
Open from noon until late at night, head to this urban chic setting to enjoy fantastic river views and great food. Considered one of the best views in the city, the Rio Maravilha bar and restaurant pay tribute to the two “rivers” – Rio Tejo (Tagus River) and Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). The delicious menu features prawn, fish and onion ceviche, crunchy creamy tapioca, or a crunchy pork belly. Head here for music, parties and great vibes. It’s also located at LX Factory which hosts a thrift market on Sundays and is a hub of art, food, music and much more.
Memmo Príncipe Real – €€€€
Find this great spot at the heart of the Alfamo district and boasting arguably the best views of the River Tagus in the city. A unique feature across all the rooftop bars in Lisbon, Memmo Príncipe Real has a rooftop pool which is red in colour which stands in stark contrast to the white marble terrace. They also have an extensive wine list, cocktails and tapas.
Seen by Oliver – €€€
A bar and restaurant which uses a concept already tested in São Paolo in Brazil has now changed hands to Olivier da Costa. Think amazing views and tropical vibes with an imposing tree in the very centre of the bar and leaves covering the ceiling at Seen by Oliver.
Ferroviário – €€€
This super cute rooftop gives me all of the Bali/Portuguese vibes, with wicker decoration and leafy greens adorning the terrace. Ferroviário is known for hosting open-air cinema nights and music acts with incredible views so check online to see what is happening when you visit.
BAHR – Bairro Alto Hotel Restaurant – €€€
A bohemian and modern for another of the best rooftop bars in Lisbon, BAHR offers an indoor dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river. Or you can head upstairs to the open roof terrace for views over the river and Lisbon rooftops. Michelin Star Chef Nuno Mendes provides a delicious menu along with amazing cocktails and wines.
Bar Terraço de Santa Luzia – €€€
This one is a popular tourist spot with great views over the Alfama district. Bar Terraço de Santa Luzia is known for it’s sparkling wine sangria which is popular among guests.
Silk Club – €€€€
A more upmarket spot which offers a combined dining and clubbing experience. Silk Club offers views across the river and ocean, perfect for early sunset cocktails or a rooftop dining experience. With a lot of Japanese influence and dishes available plus a huge range of wines, champagnes and cocktails.
Garden Roof Bar – €€€
Another rooftop garden oasis with a relaxed atmosphere found on the top floor of the Altis Grand Hotel. It’s small and charming, a great place to try one of their signature Garden Roof Bar cocktails at one of the best rooftop bars in Lisbon.
The View Rooftop – €€
The most budget-friendly option of the rooftop bars in Lisbon, and also one of the most lively! Head to the top of the Belenenses Olympic Complex in Belém for River Tagus views, DJ sets with dance music from across the globe and of course, a great range of well prices and unpretentious drinks.
Secret tips for first-time visitors to Lisbon:
- If you’re travelling with a group, be sure to call ahead and book. The rooftop bars get very busy even in March and you want to be sure you get a table.
- Don’t fancy a bar? Why not pick up some drinks at the supermarket and head to one of the Miradors (viewpoints) dotted around the city? These are usually pretty high up and offer great views and a perfect vantage point for the sunset. These also get pretty busy!
- Take an extra layer! Depending on when you visit, the temperatures can drastically change after the sun goes down. We were glad to have coats with us in March. If you’re planning to stay out after the sun sets, plan ahead.
- Talk to the locals/bar staff for recommendations on other bars/restaurants. The turnover in the city is high so new places are opening all the time but the locals always know the hottest spots. We had some great reccs from people we chatted to in the bars.
Would you like to visit Lisbon? Have you already been? Can you recommend any other rooftop bars?