Lisbon gag guide

Lisbon has a sparkling night life for gay and lesbians. Great bars, clubs and typical fado-cafes are to find in the oldest part of Lisbon: Bairro Alto. But don't forget the beautiful beaches and the cultural richness of Portugal's capitol.

Where to stay in Lisbon

<b>Where</b> to stay in Lisbon

The gay bars, clubs and saunas are located in the Barrio Alto neighbourhood. This area is located up a hill, so make sure to book your hotel there somewhere or else you keep on climbing every night! :)

See our hotel page for maps and recommendations.

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During the day: the beach

Around Lisbon you can find many beautiful beaches. The best gay beach is south of Costa de Caparica, 15 kilometers south of Lisbon. Behind the beach is a very large cruising area; usually very crowded from 4pm.

Gay nightlife

The gay neighbourhoods of Lisbon are Bairro Alto and west of it, Principe Real. Here you can find many nice bars, clubs and restaurants. As night-life starts late, first enjoy delicious food and wine in one of the traditional restaurants in Bairro Alto. Then move to one of the cafés or bars for a drink and meet new friends. After midnight clubs start to live up and the night crowd find its way to the clubs and bars. Lisbon has grown famous for its night-life. It has that well-siesta-ed Mediterranean vibrancy, where things are only just getting started at 2am, and the bars stay open for, well, nigh-on forever.

The Friday and Saturday night in Lisbon begins at midnight in the Bairro Alto. After dinner, the guys go to one of the many bars. At 2 am everone moves fro the bars and cafe to one of the clubs in the neighboorhood. After fragil at 3.30 A.M. is time to go to one of the best discos in Lisbon (Lux). It is a mix place, specialy down-staires, don't miss it. You have to take a cab to go to Lux, it's not in the neighbourhood of Bairro Alto. If u are addicted to clubs and have much energy to spend, go to Kremlin afterwards . The real gay clubs are Trumps or Finalmente.

The main gay nightlife takes place in an old part of the town called "Bairro Alto" and "Principe Real". Both are very close to one another. You can find many small bars, cafes and restaurants here. The area is very busy on Friday and Saturday after midnight.

Gay bars, cafes and pubs

Bar 106
Rua de Sao Marcal 106
The website defenitely looks better then the bathroom-design of the bar itself! :)
mon-sun 21:00–02:00
Finalmente
Rua da Palmeira 38, 1200-311, Lisboa
Very small bar and disco. The best drag shows in town: a must at 2:30am, also for the rest of town, because the club is packed at that time. [...]
mon-sun 22:00–06:00
Primas
Rua da Atalaia, 154, Bairo Alto
Women dominate this small bar in Bairro Alto.
mon-sat 22:00–04:00
Tr3s
Rua Ruben António Leitão 2A
Very popular gay bar in the Lisbon gay scene for bears and real men. Full bar, beer, cocktails, wine, coffee, tea, snacks, . [...]
mon-thu 16:00–02:00, fri-sat 16:00–03:00, sun 16:00–02:00
WoofLx
Rua da Palmeira 44B
New gay bears bar / club in Lisbon opens everyday from 10pm till 4 am great range of drinks, incluiding: - CAIPIRINHA - CAIPIROSKA - CAIPIRÃO - MORANGOSKA - MOJITO
mon-sun 22:00–04:00

Gay cruise bars

Drako club - Conde Redondo
Rua Nogueira e Sousa 11 (Metro Avenida)
Male Only. 18+ Large playing and cruising area, with sling, chill out zone, darkroom, BDSM zone, private cabin, bigbed area, water sports area, porno movies, lockers, shower and naked staff. [...]
mon-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–00:00

gay friendly bars, cafes and pubs

Clube da Esquina
Rua Barroca 30-32, Bairo Alto
Gay friendly bar.
mon-sun –
Portas Largas
Rua da Atalaia, 105, 1200, Bairo Alto
An old tavern that used to be a popular place in gay Lisbon, but is not anymore since a new owner. [...]
mon-sun 17:00–

Gay clubs

Construction
Rua Cecilio de Sousa 82-84
Now is Construction Lisbon the name of the place (open in Last May) Very good Disco just Fridays and Saturdays from 00,00 To 6,00 in the morning very crowd Entrance 7 euros (with one or two drinks) Small dark room
fri-sat 00:00–06:00
Finalmente
Rua da Palmeira 38, 1200-311, Lisboa
Very small bar and disco. The best drag shows in town: a must at 2:30am, also for the rest of town, because the club is packed at that time. [...]
mon-sun 22:00–06:00
Trumps
Rua da Imprensa Nacional, 104B
Large gay club with two rooms next to each other: one with top 40 music and golden oldies and a second with house. [...]
fri-sat 23:45–06:00

Gay friendly, mixed and str8 clubs and parties

Lux
Av. Inf. D. Henrique
The best nightclub in town, whose owner is John Malkovich (some say). In the summer it is best from 5am until 8am. [...]
thu-sat 00:00–06:00

Gay saunas and bath houses

Sauna Paradise Montijo
Rua Aldeia da Velha, 41A
Gay Sauna in central Montijo, nice area, clean, cheap, quiet on the south marge. Theme nights with customers more mixed, bisexual, swings. [...]
tue-sun 14:00–01:00
SaunApolo 56
Rua Luciano Cordeiro, 56 A
Located 5 minutes from Lisbon Marques de Pombal and the Avenida da Liberdade SaunApolo 56, offers a new concept of Sauna / Bathclub / Spa, a space specially designed for you. [...]
mon-thu 13:00–04:00, fri 13:00–06:00, sat 14:00–06:00, sun 14:00–04:00
Sertorio
Cal©ada da Patriacal, 34
Gay sauna
mon-sat 03:00–08:00, sun 15:00–00:00
Trombeta Bath gay sauna
Rua do Trombeta, 1C
Brand new and modern in the center of the city, in Bairo Alto. 350 m2, 17 Private Cabins, Turkish Hammam, Dry Sauna, Movie Theater, bar and dark room.
mon-thu 12:00–08:00, fri-sun 24h

Gay cruise bars and clubs

Drako club - Conde Redondo
Rua Nogueira e Sousa 11 (Metro Avenida)
Male Only. 18+ Large playing and cruising area, with sling, chill out zone, darkroom, BDSM zone, private cabin, bigbed area, water sports area, porno movies, lockers, shower and naked staff. [...]
mon-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–00:00

Gay cinemas

Cinebolso
Rua Actor Taborda 27B
Porn Movie Theater / Cruising
mon-fri 13:00–00:00, fri-sat 14:00–00:00

Gay cruisingareas

Beach19
Costa da Caparica
Beach19 is one of the most beautiful (gay)beaches in Portugal. Located just under Lisbon it's an ideal place to spend your gay holiday. [...]
mon-sun 00:00–00:00
Cinebolso
Rua Actor Taborda 27B
Porn Movie Theater / Cruising
mon-fri 13:00–00:00, fri-sat 14:00–00:00

Lesbian and mixed gay/lesbian bars and cafes

Primas
Rua da Atalaia, 154, Bairo Alto
Women dominate this small bar in Bairro Alto.
mon-sat 22:00–04:00

Gay events

Bear Pride - Tr3s
Rua Ruben António Leitão 2A
Tr3s Lisboa offers: •A fun place to meet your friends •Outside smoking •A no-attitude place to meet new friends •A comfortable environment •Background music so you can talk to your friends •Up to date website and Facebook to keep you informed •Portuguese and Belgian Beers •Good selection of mixed drinks and cocktails •Coffee and tea at all hours •Snacks •Multilingual people to help you •Tourist information, maps, links… •Outdoor seating •Opens at 16. [...]

Big gay events

Gay Pride Lisbon - Lisbon
Lisbon pride is light years behind of what the Madrid or Barcelona prides are. In Lisbon it's still much more a protest where LGBT people and friends march the streets of Lisbon. [...]

Events

Bear Pride - Tr3s
Rua Ruben António Leitão 2A
Tr3s Lisboa offers: •A fun place to meet your friends •Outside smoking •A no-attitude place to meet new friends •A comfortable environment •Background music so you can talk to your friends •Up to date website and Facebook to keep you informed •Portuguese and Belgian Beers •Good selection of mixed drinks and cocktails •Coffee and tea at all hours •Snacks •Multilingual people to help you •Tourist information, maps, links… •Outdoor seating •Opens at 16. [...]
Gay Pride Lisbon - Lisbon
Lisbon pride is light years behind of what the Madrid or Barcelona prides are. In Lisbon it's still much more a protest where LGBT people and friends march the streets of Lisbon. [...]

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