11 best rooftop bars in Portugal

Published: February 18, 2020

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Portugal have some of the best rooftop bars in Europe. Many of them located in the beautiful city Lisbon. But there are also several other places in Portugal with beautiful roof terraces. Most of them with a grand view over the Atlantic Ocean.

The warm climate means that many of the best rooftop bars in Portugal can stay open all year round. Happy times for all rooftop lovers!

We’ve made it easy for you to find the best rooftop bars in Portugal with this list of the 11 best ones. A list made by the world’s leading experts on rooftops venues, with over 600 rooftops bars on our CV. Enjoy!

1. Sky Bar (SEEN Restaurant)
/ Lisbon

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Sky Bar (SEEN Restaurant)
Sky Bar Lisbon - Photo: www.skybarrooftop.com/lisboa

9 floors above the ground, Sky Bar is close to touching the sky. Located on the top of Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, right in the center of Portugal’s capital, you can find a modern and chic rooftop space with an extravagant selection of spirits.

With a wide terrace and an open-air design, Sky Bar has one of the most iconic panoramic views of the city, from downtown all the way out to the river.

Sky Bar has a clean and sleek layout, set over a multi-level of seating aras. Guests can choose from comfy lounge sofas or bar stools at the very edge.

The bar offers an impressive set of handcrafted cocktails and the famous Super Bock beer on draught. If you prefer champagne or sparkle by the glass, you can have that too.

Hungry foodies can order delicious bar bites, or head to the integrated SEEN rooftop restaurant for a stylish dinner with views.

Enjoy majestic sunset cocktails and stay for one of the late night DJ sets, performed on the terrace on a regular basis.

SKY BAR LISBON

Av. da Liberdade 185 1269-050, Lisbon

Mon-Sun: 5pm–1am

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2. Terrace Lounge 360º
/ Porto

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Terrace Lounge 360º
Terrace Lounge 360º - Photo: http://en.espacoportocruz.pt/

Located atop of Espaco Porto Cruz, this terrace lounge is what the name suggests - a 360-degree outside deck overlooking Porto.

Only meters away from Louis I Bridge, on the Vila Nova de Gaia side, the Espaco Porto Cruz offers a fine wine shop, tasting rooms, an upscale restaurant and on its 4th floor - a chic and hip cocktail rooftop bar terrace.

The wooden interior comes with a modern decor, elegant, yet very comfy lounge furniture and a superb view over the Douro River and the Porto and Gaia riverfronts.

It is no surprise that the rooftop bar has an innovative way to present the unique taste of Port wine. You can go the old school way - with a wineglass, or you can order a more daring wine-inspired cocktail.

Open for a summer lunch, later the space serves light snacks and drinks, and by night turns into a lively and vibrant party location.

With live DJ sets and a unique and modern atmosphere, it is quite the popular spot, so be in good time if you want to get a table with a view.

TERRACE LOUNGE 360º

Largo Miguel Bombarda 23, 4400-222 Lagos, Porto

Tue-Sat: 12.30pm–midnight / Sun: 12.30pm–7pm

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3. Rossio Gastrobar
/ Lisbon

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Rossio Gastrobar
Rossio Gastrobar - Photo: www.altishotels.com/

Close to Rossio Square in the heart of Lisbon you find Rossio Gastrobar, a great rooftop venue for majestic views and top class food and drinks.

Cvering half the roof of the 5-star hotel Altis Avenida, the art deco-inspired and beautiful rooftop bar offers lounge seating in an outdoor/indoor environment blending together.

The sweeping and panoramic views over Lisbon includes highlights like Rossio Plaza, the Santa Justa Lift, Tagus River and the Rua Agustina Arch.

About as impressive as the views, the Rossio drink & food menu includes hand-crafted and unique cocktails following the seasons, an impressive wine list and bites created by a Michelin star chef.

Stylish and sophisticated in setting, but still relaxing and vibrant, Rossio Gastrobar is a great rooftop for both sunny cocktails and late night al-fresco drinks, complemented with live DJs on weekends.

ROSSIO GASTROBAR

120 Rua 1º Dezembro, Lisbon

Mon-Sun: 12.30pm–1am

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4. Terrace Bar at Sé Boutique Hotel
/ Funchal

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Terrace Bar at Sé Boutique Hotel
Terrace Bar at Sé Boutique Hotel - Photo: www.seboutiquehotel.com/

Colorful, lush and charming. Three words that gives a good sense of the lovely Terrace Bar, set on top of the Sé Boutique Hotel in Funchal, Madeira.

An urban hotel and an urban rooftop bar, not only offering a comfy vibe and setting, but also fantastic 360° views over the city and ocean.

Set over two levels, with both an upper part balcony terrace and a more secluded rooftop courtyard, the SBH rooftop is Madeira's premium cocktail rooftop bar, so you can expect to enjoy some tasty and unique signature drinks.

Open daily to all, and always a great spot for some cocktails in the sun, but also a fun venue where you can enjoy events like live jazz and classical music, nights of rooftop cinema and other cultural events.

TERRACE BAR SBH

R. do Sabão 53, 9000-056 Funchal, Madeira

Mon-Sun: 3pm–10pm

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5. Silk Club
/ Lisbon

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Silk Club
Silk Club - Photo: https://silk-club.com/

Lisbon’s heavenly spirits have been gathered in a premium, luxurious club that we say is a must visit spot while in the city.

Both a clubbing and dining spot, Silk Club rooftop overlooks the ocean, while serving some of the finest dishes and beverages in town.

The airy terrace is located on the top floor of an old historical building in the heart of Chiado, right next to Bairro Alto. Guests can indulge in a stylish atmosphere with sophisticated and classy lounge setting.

The indoor restaurant corresponds to the bar and serves premium dishes with a style. The large windows allow the beautiful view to compliment each bite you take.

Silk’s menu comprises a wide selection of Japanese dishes. We advise you to give the Wagyu Beef a go. Exquisite taste one cannot describe with words.

The rooftop club has a different look, feel and vibe, but still transfers the sophisticated atmosphere from the restaurant.

Opening its doors at 7pm, the terrace becomes the perfect spot for early cocktails, and later expands to a party location for the hip crowd.

We highly recommend reservations for dinner. The terrace works on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early to get a comfy spot outdoors.

SILK CLUB

14 Rua da Misericordia, Chiado, Lisbon

Tue-Thu: 7pm–1.30am / Fri-Sat: 7pm–4am

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6. Park
/ Lisbon

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Park
Park - Photo: www.facebook.com/parklisboaofficial/

Located on the 6th floor of a parking garage, Park rooftop bar is not one of the easiest to find, but one of the most hip places to visit while in the capital of Portugal.

The rooftop experience starts right after you find yourself in front of the building. To get to the rooftop bar, you first need to walk through the garage and find the elevator. It will take you to the top floor, where Park opens up its doors to a terrace and one of Lisbon’s best views.

The terrace is cozy, lush and decorated with wooden furniture and plants. The urban jungle feel is mixed with some modern and minimal in design chairs and wooden benches with a pyramid-themed shape.

The rooftop’s menu comprises a robust of classic cocktails served at a reasonable price. You can choose where to indulge in your drink - the indoor, or the outdoors bar.

To widen the diversity, the owners have added a list of fantastic wines, sangria and fresh bar bites to fill your hungry belly. If you feel like grabbing something to eat, try the hamburgers.

To experience the party vibe the rooftop oofers, join the crowd at night when the terrace is often guested by different DJs.

PARK

Calçada do Combro 58, 1200-115, Lisbon

Mon-Sat: 1pm-2am

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7. 17º Restaurante & Bar
/ Porto

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - 17º Restaurante & Bar
17º Restaurante & Bar - Photo: https://decimosetimo.pt/

Perched 150 meters above ground, there stands the majestic 17º Ristorante & Bar.

With a fantastic location at the renovated Hotel Dom Henrique Downtown, this Porto rooftop restaurant and bar offers not only a complimentary view over the city, but serves one of Porto’s finest dishes.

Trendy and sleek, the all-year indoor space has an open terrace when the weather allows it. Guests can choose from bi-leveled deck and either sit in the restaurant area, or chill by the bar.

Here you can enjoy authentic dishes from the Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine, and the restaurant has both lunch and dinner services.

The bar stays open for visitors most of the time. With a robust of wines, crafted cocktails and some classic recipes, you can order a set of bar bites and an exclusive tea menu.

Elegant, yet very informal, the rooftop bar has a smart-casual dress code. We recommend reservations prior visiting the restaurant.

17º RESTAURANTE & BAR

R. de Guedes de Azevedo 179, 4049-009, Porto

Mon-Sun: 12pm-2am

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8. Sky Bar
/ Carvoeiro

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Sky Bar Carvoeiro
Sky Bar Carvoeiro - Photo: www.skybarrooftop.com/carvoeiro/

As the Portuguese sun sets along an endless horizon, the Sky Bar on top of Tivoli Carvoeiro comes alive with a lively music and chilled atmosphere.

Guests can sip on some fine cocktails and grab appetizers against a backdrop of lounge music sets and intoxicating rooftop ocean views. It’s a one of a kind place in the Algarve.

The open-air setting allows the fresh sea breeze gently caress the lounge area, whilst frosty beverages keep you refreshed.

Open starting late afternoon for quenching your thirst while soaking in the sun. A cosmopolitan lounge to experience under the starry heavens.

SKY BAR CARVOEIRO

Apartado 1299, Vale Covo Praia do Carvoeiro, 8401-911 Carvoeiro

Mon-Sun: 4pm-8pm

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9. Limão Rooftop Bar
/ Lisbon

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Limão Rooftop Bar
Limão Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.h10hotels.com/

On the 10th floor of H10 Duque de Louléis you find Limão Rooftop Bar, one of the more intimate and charming rooftop bars Lisbon and Portugal has to offer.

Divided into two different areas, Limão comes with an indoor lounge, but the true gem is the outdoor terrace. Here you really get front-row views over Lisbon, all the way to the Tagus River.

Decorated with blue and white tile floor and comfy lounge seats, Limão Rooftop Bar really offers a slice of Mediterranean summer vibes, right in the heart of Lisbon.

While admiring the view, you can indulge in classic cocktails, a large set of Gin & Tonics, bubbles, local wines and some really fresh and tasty tapas.

Head up to Limão rooftop for relaxing drinks in the sun, or some intimate and harmonious drinks and bites as the sun starts to set over Lisbon. Perfect spot for a date, and if you are lucky there might be some live music on the terrace.

LIMÃO ROOFTOP

Avenida Duque de Loulé 81-83, Lisbon

Daily from 12.30pm-midnight

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10. Hotel Mundial Rooftop
/ Lisbon

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - Hotel Mundial Rooftop
Hotel Mundial Rooftop - Photo: www.hotel-mundial.pt/

Perched 9 floors atop the Hotel Mundial, the rooftop bar with the same name is a hidden game.

It is a favorite spot of locals, too. So visitors from abroad are welcome to join if they are looking for some authentic Portugese vibes.

In the heart of Lisbon, and exposing the eye to a close-up views of Castelo de Sao Jorge and a 360-panoramic skyline of the city all the way to Tejo River, we understand why it stays high in all rooftop and bar lists, and why people keep raving about it.

Hotel Mundial’s Rooftop bar has a trendy and cool feel, from the white theme steals through the lounge chairs and the elegant bar equipment.

The bar often fills summer nights with laughter, classy drinks and live DJ sets from names of the highest calibre.

Cocktail aficionados can try a robust of spirits, an extensive cocktail and gin menu, and some delicious Portugese tapas to nibble on.

The bar doesn’t take reservations, so it might be a good idea to arrive early and grab a spot with a view.

HOTEL MUNDIAL ROOFTOP

2 Praça Martim Moniz, 1100-341, Lisbon

Mon-Sun: 4pm-8pm

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11. RoofTop Eva
/ Faro

Best Rooftop Bars Portugal - RoofTop Eva
RoofTop Eva - Photo: www.facebook.com/RooftopEva/

Hotel Eva’s rooftop bar is one of Faro’s most central places to have a good party.

With a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere, it stands out with a magnificent rooftop pool, premium service and a menu of some delicious drinks.

Open daily (until October), the rooftop offers a variety of entertainment events, including live DJ sets and sunset parties. You can also visit for more chilled nights that are perfect for both business dates and casual meet ups.

A bonus is the location next to a sandy beach, for those romantic souls who like a walk at sunset.

ROOFTOP EVA

Avenida da República n1, Faro

Daily from 10am

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The Rooftop Guide

- the world's leading experts on rooftop venues

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