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 14 best ones. A list made by the world’s leading experts on rooftops venues, with over 800 rooftops bars on our CV. Enjoy!
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
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
Found in the heart of Funchal, on top of a building with more than 50 years of history, Three House Hotel is a unique and excellent spot to stay, as well as enjoy Madeira from above.
The hotel's rooftop is a beautiful and lush Mediterranean garden, where you are surrounded with panoramic and amazing views of Funchal, the sea and the mountain.
During daytime, guests staying at the hotel can enjoy privacy and comfort among the nestled relaxing cornes, sofas and sunbeds. Or even better, by the crystal-clear salt water and natural stone rooftop pool.
When day turns to afternoon and night, the Three House rooftop cockail bar invites all to socialize high above Funchal.
Up here you can indulge in a menu filled with creative signature cocktails and specialty coffee, complemented with a lighter selection of gastronomic world fusion delights.
THREE HOUSE ROOFTOP
Rua Brigadeiro Oudinot 2, 9060-209 Funchal, Madeira
Found in an old port area, just 50 meters from Tagus River, ŌKAH is one of the most original rooftop bars in Lisbon, and in Portugal.
Living up to its location, the interior of the rooftop is made out of 16 modified maritime containers, surrounded by outdoor terraces.
Divided into two distinct areas, rooftop restaurant and rooftop bar, the spaces has one thing in common: panoramic 360º views over Lisbon and Tagus River.
The rooftop restaurant serves creative international cuisine with an original twist, while the rooftop bar is a day-to-night venue where you can sip signature cocktails the sunshine, as well as enjoy evenings with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of music and entertainment.
With a mix of indoor and outdoor areas, ŌKAH offers fun, food and drinks year-round.
Oh, and what ŌKAH stands for? 'O' Origins, 'K' Knowledge, 'A' Architecture & Arte A, 'H' Happiness.
Cais Rocha Conde de Óbidos 4°Piso, 1350-352 Lisbon
The picturesque town of Lagos in the Algarve is a beautiful destination, and for a central hotel where you can enjoy the city above, the answer is: Lagos Avenida Hotel.
Located across the road from the marina, the fantastic and modern hotel offers rooms with a view, but even more so a rooftop with a view.
Set over two levels, the prime feature of the chic, bright and spacious terrace is the glittering rooftop infinity pool. Here, guests staying at the hotel can swim with views over the marina and ocean, or just chill in the comfy sun loungers and cabanas.
One level up you also find a rooftop bar and terrace with comfy lounge spots, that during high season offers cocktails, craft beers and sangria.
As a bonus, the ground floor of the hotel also houses Avenida Restaurant, serving international Michelin quality food in a relaxing atmosphere.
LAGOS AVENIDA HOTEL
Av. dos Descobrimentos 53, 8600-645 Lagos
Set on top of the contemporary and luxurious Savoy Palace in the heart of Funchal, Galáxia Skybar is a prime spot for elevated and elegant drinks with a view.
Surrounded with amazing 360° views over the ocean and Madeira, the elegant rooftop mixes a spacious and comfy outdoor terrace with a cool and futuristic indoor lounge.
Suitable with the name and setting, the Galáxia menu includes a selection of 'Out Of This World Cocktails', with playful galactic references. Like the 'Space Truck', which is a Negroni with a local twist, reinvented with Madeira wine.
Open for drinks and views from day to night, with daily happy hour and DJs on weekends, the rooftop also holds Galáxia Skyfood, a premium rooftop restaurant serving a dinner experiences with flavours from all around the globe.
Av. do Infante Nr 23, 9004-542 Funchal, Madeira
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.
120 Rua 1º Dezembro, Lisbon
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
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.
14 Rua da Misericordia, Chiado, Lisbon
High in the clouds and sky above Madeira, Cloud Bar is a cosmopolitan and urban rooftop pool bar, and definitely one of the coolest places in Funchal to enjoy drinks and bites with a view.
Set on top of the hot and trendy NEXT Hotel, the rooftop bar is equally modern, surrounded by panoramic views, filled with indie, post-modern electro and cool vibes.
While the most striking feature might be the refreshing rooftop pool, the sunken and circular bar and surrounding loungers are just about as eye-catching.
Serving the latest takes on food and a great selection of signature cocktails, Cloud Bar is a venue easy to spend hours, mingling in the Atlantic breeze.
Open daily, and usually well into the night, this is an adults-only venue for days and evenings in an urban, vibrant and bold ambience.
R. Carvalho Araùjo 8, 9000-022 Funchal, Madeira
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.
Calçada do Combro 58, 1200-115, Lisbon
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
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.
Avenida Duque de Loulé 81-83, Lisbon
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
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