7 Best Bars near the LX Factory in Lisbon


 

The LX Factory is fast becoming the entertainment hub of the Portuguese capital. This abandoned warehouse lot sits on the city’s coastline, perfectly placed between The Alfama and Belem.

Inside, you’ll find an array of restaurants, galleries, concept shops, and a few signature bars. The neighborhood surrounding the LX Factory is not known for its nightlife, but there are a few more bars all within walking distance of the factory entrance — 7 to be exact.

LX Factory entrance – by Shadowgate – Wikimedia Commons

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In my opinion, you’re better off heading to the bars back in the city center when the LX Factory starts closing up for the night. But if you do need to stay in the area, read on!

Here they are (in no particular order):

1. Bar Hawaii near the LX Factory in Lisbon

If you walk directly down to the water’s edge from the LX Factory, you’ll come to a small harbor where sailing cruises depart by day. On the eastern corner of the harbor you’ll find the Bar Hawaii; an ocean front lounge and one of Lisbon’s classiest nights out.

This is a sophisticated venue that gives the more mature crowd a place to drink and dance until the early hours of the morning. The outdoor terrace looks out over the river. Needless to say there are few better places for sundowners in Lisbon.

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Inside you’ll find an intimate dance floor. Usually the vibe at Bar Hawaii is disco, and they often host Latin dancing evenings for a fun night out.

Happy hour happens daily at Bar Hawaii until 6:30pm.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Contact for hours
ADDRESS: de Armz 1, Doca Alcântara, 1350-353 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar

2. Bar Havana near the LX Factory in Lisbon

Bar Havana is on the same dock-side strip as Bar Hawaii. They have similar energy, but Havana is far more focused on Brazilian themed nights out, with food and drink to match.

Most people come for the food, and simply end up sticking around for when the restaurant makes its transition into bar/music venue.

If you’re a seafood lover I highly recommend starting your night out in Lisbon here. Prices are reasonable and the drinks flow like water — the house Mojito is a must!

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Contact for hours
ADDRESS: de Armz 5, Doca Alcântara, 1350-353 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar

3. Bar Único near the LX Factory in Lisbon

Bar Único is a unique spot not far from the LX Factory. Basically it’s a small, makeshift on-tap beer garden where you can toss back pints for next to nothing.

The bar has a number of beers to choose from, as well as 5 cocktail options on rotation, and their house sangria. It’s a festive little spot if you need somewhere for a quick drink just before dinner, or one just after.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Contact for hours
ADDRESS: Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103 Edifício I – Piso 0 – espaço 0.1D7, 1300-501 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar

4. El Chanta near the LX Factory in Lisbon

If I had to pick a favorite bar near the LX Factory, it would be el Chanta.

It’s not technically a bar per say, but as the nights get older the festivities just can’t help but come out to play. This is an Argentinian kitchen, serving up the tastiest and most traditional Argentinean food possibly in all of Lisbon.

Their outdoor seating area is illuminate by fairy lights that have above head. And friends gather to sip on beer and wine while snacking on one of the house tasting boards.

El Chanta – by El Chanta – Uploaded by them

The kitchen is open late, so there is never a shortage of people or energy at this spot. On a warm summer night in Lisbon you’ll be over the moon to join in (if you can find a seat, that is).

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Contact for hours
ADDRESS: Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, Lx Factory, Edifício I – Piso 0 – Espaço 0.1D0, 1300-501 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar

5. Famous Portugal UrbanBar near the LX Factory in Lisbon

If you’re up for something a little less conventional and more isolated, a ten minute walk north from the LX Factory will bring you to the Famous Portugal UrbanBar.

This spot is a local hangout that is quickly being uncovered by more and more tourists each year.

It’s an underground bar; you can’t see it from the street. The discreet, dungeon-like nature of the space makes for a speakeasy vibe, and the prices are low enough to match.

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The bar always has lively music playing and you’ll be able to watch as local Lisboetas come and go just for a drink or two during their nights out. This is a great spot in which to mingle with people from Lisbon and make connections if you’re new to the city. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Contact for hours
ADDRESS: Tv. Tapada 3, 1300-366 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar

6. Quimera Brewpub near the LX Factory in Lisbon

The Quimera Brewpub is another famous local hangout in this part of Lisbon. Admittedly, it’s probably the best bar near to the LX Factory.

It’s concealed in a cave — yes, a cave. At the far end there are usually live bands playing, and customers sit at the surrounding tables or in the outdoor terrace area.

This is a craft beer sanctuary, but wine and spirit drinkers are catered to.

Quimera Brewpub – by Quimera Brewpub – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Contact for hours
ADDRESS: Rua Prior do Crato 6, 1350-261 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar

7. Le Chat near the LX Factory in Lisbon

Le Chat is a bit further down the coast and offers a swanky view over the water. Here you’ll drink classy cocktails and feel that “Portuguese sea breeze”, despite the Tagus technically being a river.

They have a tapas menu available throughout the day.

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Le Chat – by Le Chat – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: Monday TO Sunday —  12:30pm to 2am
ADDRESS: Jardim 9 de Abril, 1200-736 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Alcantara-Mar