Historic open-fronted bar for a pip-spitting crowd sipping local ginjinha cherry-like liqueur.
Address: Largo São Domingos 8, 1100-201 Lisboa
Contact: +351 21 814 5374
Opening times: Daily 9am to 10pm
The Wines of Portugal Tasting Room in Lisbon, or Sala Ogival of Lisbon, is located in the west part of Praça do Comércio, the site of the Eurovision Village.
The tasting room has a large space where the visitor can taste more than 1,000 wines from all regions of the country, with a small room for thematic tastings and a small library.
Address: Terreiro do Paço, 1100-148 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 826 0132
Opening times: Daily 11am to 7pm
Wines of Portugal
This art-deco cafe has been a Lisbon institution since 1905. The terrace is brilliant for watching street entertainers beside the bronze statue of poet Fernando Pessoa. Order a bica, which takes its name from A Brasileira’s 1905 catchphrase: beba isto com açúcar.
Address: R. Garrett 122, 1200-273 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 346 9541
Opening times: Daily 6am to midnight
Café A Brasileira
This festive spot with outdoor seating has a good selection of wines by the glass and tapas plates.
Address: 334, R. da Misericórdia 59, 1200-108 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 346 6315
Opening times: Daily 3pm to 2am
Wine Lover Bairro Alto
True to name, this dimly lit space was once a pharmacy, its backlit built-in cabinets lined with the diverse wines of Portugal. There are dozens of wines to choose from, plus appetisers, outdoor seating.
Address: 83, R. do Diário de Notícias 73, 1200-073 Lisbon
Contact: +351 920 230 989
Opening times: Daily 5.30pm to midnight
The Old Pharmacy
This traditional bar is a perfect spot to enjoy an authentic fado performance. The wine bar offers a lovely relaxing atmosphere, due partly to its small size. It is a place where you would just want to enjoy the company of friends, or perhaps even strangers, as everyone is so welcoming here. Fado sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday from 9pm, and it is advisable to arrive early, because the bar gets crowded very quickly.
Address: R. do Diário de Notícias 39, 1200-108 Lisbon
Contact: +351 965 059 670
Opening times: Daily 7pm to 3am
Tasca do Chico
Located near the entrance to the Castelo São Jorge, this laid-back wine bar serves more than 150 Portuguese wines by the glass, along with gourmet smoked meats, cheeses, olives and other tasty accompaniments. Nuno, is a welcoming host and a fountain of knowledge about all things wine-related.
Address: nº 13, R. Bartolomeu de Gusmão 11, 1100-000 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 887 9093
Opening times: Daily 1.00pm to 10.00pm
Wine Bar do Castelo
A welcome new addition to Graça, this former pharmacy serves up a refreshing variety of wines by the glass (from €3) or bottle (from €7), which go nicely with cheeses, sardines, smoked meats and other appetisers. It’s a short stroll downhill from the Miradouro da Graça.
Address: Calçada da Graça 10 A/B, 1100-266 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 011 8041
Opening times: Mon-Thu 11am to midnight, Fri-Sat 11am to 12.30am
Graça do Vinho
Take the opportunity to go on a wine tasting at €65. These go for approximately 2 hours and also include premium wine tastings and an amazing platter of meats and cheeses. You also have opportunity to sample many other wines and delicacies on the menu.
Address: R. da Barroca 13, 1200-047 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 826 0132
Opening times: Tues-Sun 3pm to midnight
LisBeer claims to have the largest selection of beers in Lisbon: some 250 and counting, even if not all are craft beers. Opened in early 2015, it is a pleasant place.
Address: Beco do Arco Escuro 1, 1100-016 Lisbon
Opening times: Tue-Thu 4pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 4pm to 2am
The most recently opened of these three bars, at the start of 2016, on a flight of stairs between the Bairro Alto and Rossio. Its owners brew their own beer, Aroeira – which is made on the premises – and the place serves only Portuguese craft beers, bottled and on tap. As for the music here, the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson predominate.
Address: Calçada do Duque 51, 1200-156 Lisbon
Contact: +351 21 346 9947
Opening times: Sun-Wed 4pm to midnight, Thu 4pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 4pm to 2am