Lisbon Bar

Lisbon Bar

Vibrant city centre bar in the heart of Liverpool's gay quarter

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The Lisbon Bar is a renowned gay bar located in Liverpool, UK, celebrated for its vibrant atmosphere and historic charm. Housed in a beautiful old Victorian building, this bar stands out as a lively and welcoming spot in the heart of Liverpool's gay quarter. It's not just a place for drinks; The Lisbon Bar is a community hub for the LGBT community, offering a sociable and relaxed environment. The interior of the bar, set in a Grade-II listed building, features stunning old interiors, including an ornate ceiling, adding to its unique character. Known for its traditional basement setting, The Lisbon Bar serves a variety of drinks, burgers, and ciabatta, catering to a diverse crowd. It's a popular destination for both locals and visitors, perfect for starting a night out in Liverpool. The bar's reputation extends beyond its immediate locale, recognized as one of the best and longest-running gay bars in the city, making it a must-visit spot in Liverpool's Pride Quarter.



The Lisbon Bar
Based on 274 reviews
Marcel Potter
13:40 08 May 24
It's a great bar in Liverpool every one that loves good music, friendly people, and no problem with LGBT plus community.
Tom San
16:30 05 Mar 24
Recently visited Lisbon bar in Liverpool the atmosphere was fantastic and the staff were amazing and friendly specially the two door Mally and Bob very professionalWell done Lisbon bar, definitely be first on our list when we visit Liverpool again
Gareth Haslam
02:11 24 Feb 24
Nice gay friendly bar, stopped in for a few drinks after a gig in Liverpool. Decent music, nice friendly barman served me and made us feel comfortable. Other bars around were very quiet. Would return if we're in the area again
Richard Carrington
10:47 26 Nov 23
This is a very large bar. I asked for a gin and tonic and the barman snapped at me saying it is a doubles bar. I agreed to a double £8.00 which is extortionate. The place was freezing so kept my coat on. I was dumbfounded with the fact that it was the best gay bar in Liverpool and discovered that it was the worst. All those trophies mean nothing if your service is poor. You can have all the fancy ornate walls and ceilings but music was average but again the service is poor. Why have a rude customer facing barman, who clearly didn't want to be there. Sack the barman with the little ponytail or get him to clean up his act literally, he needs to be shown where the shower is and wear clean clothes.
Cecil Phoenix
21:19 25 Oct 23
Bingo, a drag Queen and gin. How could a night go wrong.Next time I will wear my shorts for you 😉. 🏳️‍🌈👑
Michael Lehrman
12:38 31 Aug 23
Very nice gay bar in the gay part of Liverpool. Beautiful old space. Friendly bartenders. Good inexpensive drinks.
Sean Yem
23:11 05 Jul 23
Always loved the place when I was younger, and it's the same old same.old.I love the addition of the outdoor seating area / Smoking Area.Friendly Staff as always.And their Sex on the Beech cocktail was lovely Nof sure what was different in their recipe but something special for sure! I had to have two!
Meni Harati
15:00 11 May 23
It is always great to come back to this fun bar, very nice stuff and great music. Definitely will come again
Ricky Adamson
07:57 11 Apr 23
Love the place apart from the long haired bar man with nose piercing keeps your change presuming your too drunk and not going to wait for it, it made me feel stindgy for wanting your own money back, ask for a pay rise if you want more money ....
Julia Watkins
08:27 26 Feb 23
What a joy the bar staff are in the Lisbon. Friendly, welcoming and funny they make the bar what it is. Outstanding.
Michelle Collier
17:08 21 Nov 22
Great bar great atmosphere best staff ever food great tooxxxx
23:24 24 Oct 22
Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Drinks are more expensive than in other places. The music is great. Strongly recommend it 😊
Michael Osullivan
00:57 15 Aug 22
I have been to this really old basement bar many times before. This time I called in on a Tuesday night. It was almost empty. Maybe that's because Liverpool Pride had taken place the weekend previous. Must say I really like this bar. Il be back again
Anna M
15:27 05 Aug 22
My favourite bar in Liverpool. Has all of the trappings of a classic pub with booths and wooden decor, a pool table, friendly staff and good selection of drinks. It’s also feels very safe and welcoming being a queer woman there.
Walter Wasone
20:29 11 Jul 22
Great atmosphere and friendly staff.Only downside was the smell when going to the toilet.
Charlène B
09:16 08 Jun 22
A safe place for the gays. The decoration inside (especially the roof) is breathtaking. I went on a Tuesday night so it was not busy but the atmosphere was really nice and the staff is very friendly.
Lewis Salt
12:31 09 May 22
Decent little pub/bar. Good music and lively after 9pm on a Sunday. Staff member collecting glasses made us feel very welcomed and was talkative. Thanks
Daniel Meier
06:36 07 May 22
A bit expensive but definitely a place worth going to. Lovely interior, friendly staff and lots going on.
Ebrahim Salvester
08:32 09 Apr 22
I don’t recommend if you’re a queer person of color! Definitely not a welcoming friendly environment!
Pep Rey
21:44 07 Mar 22
Perfect place to go with friends. The place is the best combination of the new and the past. I lived in Manchester and in my opinion it's the best gay British pub I've ever been for it's uniqueness. The decoration of the place is exquisite because their wood features are out of this world. It reminds me that you are in the past but at the same time the place is modern, fresh and young people. The service also is excellent 👍👍👍 Huge recommendation.
Jaxx Carter
12:08 27 Jan 22
If you are looking to come here just to chill out and sit down and not buy a drink like I did, go somewhere else.The (extremely rude) bartender came over and said to me "no drink no sit down. There's the front door".Absolute cheek. Won't be going back there again. I'm sure there's better bars in Liverpool.
S. M.
15:20 17 Jan 22
Fun bar in Liverpool. Lady Sian’s quiz nights are great fun. Drinks are very reasonably priced too.
16:16 07 Jan 22
Hadn't been in here since 90s! Great atmosphere, great service and an amazing ceiling!
15:54 16 Jul 21
First time in Liverpool and was incredibly friendly queer space which my boyfriend and I felt welcome. Good selection of drinks and the pizza was absolutely delicious for only £7 highly recommended. I couldn’t ask for more. Very beautiful furniture and decorations.
Pauline Hill
08:52 16 Jul 21
I had a bad fall last Saturday evening at this bar and I would like to thank all the staff for the wonderful way they looked after me. My sister and I were having a lovely time but it didn't end well. I slipped on the stairs and fell down knocking myself out. I can't remember much myself but my sister could not praise the staff enough. She said they dealt with the accident with great compassion and care. Organising an ambulance swiftly and making sure I had dignity and respect during the ordeal. I am thankfully on the mend but it has been a very difficult week and I am sure things could have been a lot worse without the care I received at this bar. Thank you all very much again for your help - it really is appreciated.xx
Dave L.
11:40 09 Jun 10
The Lisbon is a surprisingly ornate building of carved wood and painted stucco ceiling that caters mostly to the half of the gay community who prefer the...
Emma Louise M.
04:47 29 May 10
One of Liverpool's premier gay bars and clubs, the Lisbon appeals to a diverse crowd and its busy nature speaks volumes about its popularity. But let's face...
Terence H.
14:24 01 Mar 10
This mixed gay venue, with all its old charms is a great place to start off your night, with all your favorite branded drinks at brilliant prices! With the...

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10 January 2024


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