The hilly and beautiful capital of Portugal, located right by the Atlantic Ocean, is home to a large selection of great rooftop bars. And even though the winters here are quite short and mild, they can be rainy, and some rooftop bars in Lisbon are closed during a couple of months every year.
Luckily, there are also some elevated venues that you can visit all 12 months of the year, and in this guide we will take you to our favourite spots.
Here’s our list of the 5 best winter open rooftop bars in Lisbon.
1. Sky Bar / SEEN
Sky Bar / SEEN | Photo: https://seenlx.com/
Located at the famous Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, right in the heart of Lisbon, you can find a modern and fashionable rooftop destination with views to die for.
Climb up to the 9th floor and enjoy the Sky Bar's open terrace, surrounded with panoramic sights of the city.
Recently refurbished, and now a natural extension of the Restaurant SEEN Lisboa one floor above, this is a multi-level rooftop bar and restaurant venue, offering both indoor and outdoor seating.
The Sky Bar has a large collection of beers, including draught beers, champagnes, and even hot chocolate.
The most popular thing in this trendy bar, though, are the cocktails, be them classic or signature.
Made with fresh ingredients, both the cocktails and the bar bites offered will keep you coming for more, particularly when it comes to the tapas and sushi.
This is a rather sophisticated place, though the crowd is varied; at the start of the night, you'll find a casual and relaxed atmosphere, while as the night progresses, it morphs into something more high-end.
Live music, DJs, and other sorts of acts are common. And thanks to the covered SEEN, this a place to visit even during the harshest winters.
Truly a mainstay in Lisbon's night scene.
SKY BAR / SEEN
Av. da Liberdade 185 1269-050 Lisboa
2. Silk Club
Silk Club | Photo: https://silk-club.com/
This versatile rooftop bar is in the business of offering both a fun clubbing and delicious dining experiences.
With 360° views over Lisbon and the sea, Silk Club is in the middle of Chiado, right next to Lisbon's famous Bairro Alto.
The trendy and stylish open-air terrace is a call-back to classic lounge bars, with comfortable seating available in both covered and outdoor areas.
The restaurant, located indoors, follows the same relaxed yet luxurious decoration style and offers a wide selection of Japanese dishes, including the acclaimed Wagyu Beef. And panoramic windows to the view.
Wine, champagne, world-spirits, and cocktails are readily available, though we highly suggest trying a bit of sake alongside your drink.
With a rather high-end clientele in mind, dressing to impress isn't an obligation, but it's certainly recommended.
The rooftop opens at 7 pm, and as the night progresses, the atmosphere turns from one of fine dining to one of clubbing, particularly when it comes to the weekend.
While reservations for the restaurants are encouraged, the terrace works on a first-come, first-served basis, so just make sure to arrive early.
14 Rua da Misericordia, Chiado, Lisbon
3. Go A Lisboa
Go A Lisboa | Photo: https://goalisboa.com/
Go A Lisboa is a unique, creative, lush and fun-filled rooftop oasis, found at Casa da Goa in Alcântara.
Promising magical moments from day to night, and all year round, the impressive venue includes the interior and sexy Supper Club, offering drinks, dinners and vibrant nights.
Much more bright and airy is the Rooftop Oasis above, surrounded with panoramic views over Lisbon, the Tejo River and the 25 de Abril Bridge.
Both spaces are open throughout the year, the upper terrace thanks to windproof / rainproof glasswalls and infrared heaters, creating a pleasant and steady temperature of 25º.
Visit for some fun after-work drinks with friends, a rooftop dinner, a weekend rooftop brunch, or to enjoy one of the many events that Go A Lisboa offers.
GO A LISBOA
Calçada Livramento 17, 1350-188 Lisbon
4. Rossio Gastrobar
Rossio Gastrobar | Photo: www.altishotels.com
Located in the luxurious hotel Altis Avenida, this stylish rooftop restaurant/bar blends interior and outdoor seating in a beautiful way, making it a great choice for any season.
Its Art Deco style, comfortable seating, and large lounge furniture translates into a rooftop bar almost as pretty as its views, and with the Rossio Plaza at your feet, that's saying something.
The Rossio Gastrobar is known for its unique signature cocktails, all seasonal and created with fresh local ingredients.
The Rossio's wine selection is also noteworthy, as it's been curated by André Figuinha and features wines from all over the world.
As a gastrobar, the food offered is also quite the experience, and its made-to-share dishes are a 'can't-miss'.
The atmosphere is vibrant, fun, and relaxed, making it a rather popular and expensive location.
Reservations aren't needed, but you should be prepared to maybe wait a while before getting served.
120 Rua 1º Dezembro, Lisbon
5. ROOFTOP Bar Mundial
ROOFTOP Bar Mundial | Photo: www.hotel-mundial.pt
Located on the 9th floor of the popular Hotel Mundial, this is a local favorite, so make sure to get here in time.
Offering first-row views to the Castelo de São Jorge and the Tejo River, this rooftop's bar modern and trendy atmosphere mixes the old with the new in amazing ways.
With comfortable lounge chairs set to invite conversation while leaving plenty of room to dance, this is the kind of rooftop bar to visit when you simply want to have fun.
This rooftop bar is open year-round and has a small roofed area, which makes it a good choice for the winter. Extra good on a sunny winters day, as the spacious and multi-level terrace is amazing.
If the rooftop should be closed, you can always head to the Varanda de Lisboa restaurant one floor below. All indoors, here you can enjoy some of the most classic portuguese dishes, made with contemporary trends and methods, all to panoramic views over Lisbon.
ROOFTOP BAR MUNDIAL
2 Praça Martim Moniz, 1100-341 Lisboa
Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.