Spend Your Perfect Summer on These 11 Rooftop Bars in Lisbon

Written By Becky Gillespie

“By day Lisbon has a naive theatrical quality that enchants and captivates, but by night it is a fairy-tale city, descending over lighted terraces to the sea, like a woman in festive garments going down to meet her dark lover.” – Erich Maria Remarque

Day or night, the best Lisbon summers are spent on the rooftops. Whether you’re watching the ships gliding under the Ponte 25 de Abril or admiring the crepuscular glow of the São Jorge Castle, Lisbon’s rooftop bars are downright magical. Sink into a lounger and sip on sangria. Feel the cool breeze coming in from the Tagus River as you watch people strolling along it below. Find the ideal perch to fall in love with Lisbon this summer from our 11 favorite rooftop bars. Hit the R button on the elevator and let’s look down together on the City of Light.

1. Sky Bar Oriente

Address: Av. Dom João II 27, Located in the Tivoli Oriente Hotel

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 12:30 pm-1:00 am

The Sky Bar Oriente, located on the 16th floor of the Tivoli Oriente hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, offers a unique and unparalleled experience in the capital. This is the only rooftop on our list on the eastern side of the city, giving you a stunning view of both the Tagus River and the Vasco da Gama bridge. The bar offers a selection of 13 signature cocktails, along with classic options, all served with popcorn and chips. The menu also includes snacks such as nachos with cheddar cheese, mini-pregos, and a fusion sushi section, prepared right in front of the guests. Sky Bar Oriente is the perfect spot to catch a unique view of the sunset or enjoy snacks in the late afternoons, offering a sophisticated and glamorous atmosphere in the modern Parque das Naçōes neighborhood. If you choose the sunset option, perhaps you might want to head over to the Casino de Lisboa or Lisbon Oceanarium before your rooftop stop and make a day of it.

Vitor Oliveira, Sky Bar do Hotel Tivoli, Flickr

2. Chapitô à Mesa

Address: Costa do Castelo 7

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 12:00 pm-6:00pm, 7:00pm-1:00am 

Once dubbed the seventh best terrace in the world by Conde Nast, Chapitô à Mesa is the most unique rooftop in Lisbon. First, it requires the most work to reach it, as you first need to walk through a jewelry shop and then up two different flights of stairs. And did we mention that it’s run by a non-profit circus school that promotes the development of young people? Admire the African circus-inspired décor as you enjoy a magical dining experience taking in some of the most breathtaking sunset views of Lisbon. Make sure to come in the early afternoon and grab a table on the terrace to be in perfect position for the sun dipping below the horizon.

Having a meal in Lisbon, Theodor Vasile, Unsplash

3. Topo Martim Moniz

Address: Centro Comercial, Praça Martim Moniz Piso 6

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 12:30 pm to Midnight, Thursday, 12:30 pm to 1:00 am, Friday, 12:30 pm to 2:00 am, Saturday, Noon to 2:00 am, Sunday, Noon to Midnight

Topo Bar in Lisbon is a chic and trendy rooftop gem located on the 6th floor of a commercial center near Martim Moniz Plaza. Offering stunning views over Lisbon, including sights like São Jorge Castle and Mouraria, Topo provides a unique experience with a glass-hut indoor space and an outdoor terrace. Known for its premium cocktails and global cuisine, this rooftop spot is ideal for various occasions, from after-work gatherings to late dinners or evening cocktails, attracting both locals and tourists alike. If you’re in the mood, you can also try an arcade game while you’re at it.

4. Terraço Editorial

Address: R. dos Fanqueiros 276, 8th Floor

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 12:30 pm to Midnight, Thursday, 12:30 pm to 1:00 am, Friday, 12:30 pm to 2:00 am, Saturday, Noon to 2:00 am, Sunday, Noon to Midnight

Terraço Editorial, a rooftop bar in Lisbon, is one of Lisbon’s best hidden gems located on the highest floor of the Pollux department store. With a superb selection of Portuguese and international wines, Terraço Editorial combines elegance and style in its interior, while the outdoor seating provides breathtaking views of downtown Lisbon’s Baixa-Chiado district. This rooftop bar is not only an inspiring location for wine enthusiasts but also a nice place to try some inspired Portuguese bites. With its discreet location and commitment to excellence, Terraço Editorial may make you return again and again to avoid some of the bigger rooftop crowds.

Sao Jorge Castle. Photo by Susanne Nilsson (Flickr)

5. Carmo Rooftop

Address: Terraços do Carmo, Largo do Carmo

Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10:00 am-1:00 am, Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

And now for something truly different! This summer, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Cine Society, Lisbon’s original rooftop cinema back for another summer at the foot of the breathtaking Carmo Convent ruins. As the sun sets, the twinkling night sky creates  cinematic atmosphere perfect for watching classic films under the stars. The Carmo Rooftop, located on the terraces of the Carmo Convent and Archaeological Museum, offers a unique blend of history, culture, and cinematic magic. With comfortable deck chairs, and crafted cocktails, this rooftop cinema promises an unforgettable movie experience (and also makes for the perfect date night). This summer, don’t miss the chance to see films like “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Gone with the Wind” at this one-of-a-kind venue.

Carmo Convent. Photo by Gabriel Fernandes (Flickr)

6. Limão at H10 Duque de Loulé

Address: Av. Duque de Loulé 81, Located in H10 Duque de Loulé

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 1:00 pm-9:00pm

Travel to the 10th floor of the H10 Duque de Loulé to hotel to reach this smart little terrace, which has quickly become a sought-after smart in central Lisbon near Marquês de Pombal.  Limão at H10 Duque de Loulé in Lisbon, Portugal is a hidden gem known to those in the know. Limão’s covered terrace offers an elegant and exclusive ambiance with its bold blue and white decor, perfectly complementing the stunning views over the rooftops towards the river. It’s a chic and sophisticated yet relaxed setting ideal for engaging in great conversations while sipping wine and enjoying another picturesque side of Lisbon. What more could you want?

7. Lumi Rooftop

Address: R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 35

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am-10:30 am, Noon to Midnight, Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 am-3:00 pm, 3:30 pm-Midnight

Once you step onto the Lumi Rooftop, you might not be able to stop your wowing. This stylish bar located smack dab in the middle of Bairro Alto is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing cocktail after a long day of exploring the city. The bar’s sophisticated atmosphere, combined with its modern and innovative design, makes it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. While the menu here is small and the portions not very big for the price, the service is fantastic and the views are worth it. Whether you’re looking to impress a date or celebrate a special occasion, Lumi Rooftop is the perfect choice for a night to remember in Lisbon.

8. Mama Shelter Lisboa

Address: Rnet 10236, R. do Vale de Pereiro 19, 8th Floor

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm-10:30 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 am-10:30 pm

The Mama Shelter Lisboa rooftop offers a tropical and vibrant setting with stunning 360° views over Lisbon and the Tagus River. Just down the road from the bustling Marquês de Pombal roundabout, this rooftop oasis provides a colorful and lush ambiance, perfect for enjoying local finger foods, signature cocktails, and a selection of wine and beer. From fresh salads to tasty pizzas, guests can savor a variety of dishes while taking in the panoramic views. Whether you come for a relaxing lunch or a lively evening with live DJ sessions, Mama Shelter Lisboa Rooftop is an ideal spot to see Lisbon from above, all on a first-come, first-served basis.

9. Memmo Principe Real

Address: Memmo Principe Real, R. Dom Pedro V, 56 J 

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 12:30 pm-11:00pm 

Memmo Principe Real is a stunning hotel, sister to the famous Memmo Alfama. The Café Principe Real offers amazing city views from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and large open terrace. Known for its exceptional rooftop dining, guests can enjoy dishes like tuna tataki, beef carpaccio with truffle, and prawn croquettes. To savor the best views, opt for an outdoor table and make reservations in advance, especially during sunset. This is a place where you can easily spend your entire day.

10. Lost In

Address: Rua D.Pedro V 56-D

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 4:00 pm-Midnight, Thursday-Sunday, 12:30-Midnight 

Lost In Restaurant and Bar provides a great escape from the ordinary with its hilltop terrace nestled above the trendy Príncipe Real district. Decorated with striking bright pink umbrellas and colorful furniture, this rooftop oasis creates a refreshing burst of color against the vibrant blue Lisbon skies. The courtyard, shaded by large overhanging trees, transforms into a peaceful retreat perfect for any time of day. Guests can indulge in Indian-inspired cuisine while taking in exceptional views, making it a captivating destination and a unique dining experience. Note: you might just get lost looking for this place as it is set back from the main road. Look carefully and you will find it.

11. Park Rooftop

Address: Calçada do Combro 58 (Enter the parking garage and walk up the stairs until you reach the top)

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4:00 pm to 2:00 am, Friday-Saturday, 2:00 pm-2:00 am, Sunday, closed

We’ve saved one of our most unique locations for last with Park Rooftop. You might think that this rooftop is located in the middle of a park, but it’s actually on the top of a parking garage! That’s right – to reach this secret spot, you first need to enter the parking garage and keep going up the stairs until you reach the party. You will definitely know you’ve arrived and will be greeted to incredible views of the city and a variety of seating to choose from on this sprawling rooftop. When you see a seat, snag it, as this place is very popular! Park works so well that you may be asking yourself the same thing we did: why isn’t this a thing at every parking garage?

12. LX Hostel Rooftop

Address: Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103 

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 2:00 pm-10:00pm

Our final rooftop selection lies at the westernmost end of our Lisbon collection in the Alcântara neighborhood. Don’t be put off by the fact that this rooftop is part of a hostel or that you may have to line up at the bottom of the building to gain access to the top. The wait will be worth it as you will see a different side of the city along with the always stunning Ponte 25 de Abril, sister to San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge. Plop down on a colorful cushion and chat with fellow tourists as you take in the scenic surroundings. On sunny days, don’t forget to bring sunscreen and sunglasses and there is limited shade available here. 

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