Shelter Bar

Shelter Bar

Cozy and friendly Bear Bar

Average Reviews


Cozy and Friendly Bear Bar in a relaxed atmosphere. Here you can meet your friends and make new ones too. Everybody is welcome!



Shelter Bar
Based on 227 reviews
Roy Dannan
23:18 20 Jun 24
They have a Hamas flag parading above the bar. 😱😱.Really hope this due to ignorance and they’re not pro terrorism.That made us really uncomfortable!
Joe Droll
11:10 30 May 24
What a great place to have a drink and meet people. Amadeo made it a welcoming and enjoyable experience!
Lord Royston
19:19 08 May 24
I discovered this very friendly bear bar in Lisbon Portugal. It was Great! I went several times while in Lisbon on holiday. The crowd was fun, the drinks/food was really good and the bartender, Amadeo, was so friendly and sexy! He made me feel very welcomed and offered a lot of information about Lisbon and surrounding area and suggested places for me to go see/visit such as Cascais and other near by day trips.I has margarita which were served straight up like a martini. I also tried the pizza which was also very good, thin crust yet filling. The music was fantastic! Kept me in a good mood.I highly recommend the bar next time you are in Lisbon!
Brian Parent
02:01 03 May 24
My partner and I stumbled upon this place our second of two nights in fabulously musical, Lisbon last March. The bartender, Amadeo, was so warm and welcoming, he made us some of the best cocktails we had at a gay bar. After a short time chatting, the bar magically began to fill with patrons and then the fun began. I'll never forget this night even tho I was a "mess" to have to leave the Iberian peninsula after one of the most positive and life affirming experiences I and my partner have ever had in our lives. We are so greatful to Shelter Bar, Amadeu, and the gracious owner for giving us one memorable night that made us regret leaving Lisbon. Thanks, guys.
Alain Thanane
08:00 18 Apr 24
Lovely friendly bar, We (french tourists) had a nice talk to the barman, he speaks English, Spanish, Arabic. Also we met a client that it was easy to talk with, then end up to share our Whatapp ! The place is clean, foods & drinks are good ! As I worked for GOOGLE FRANCE I give my 5 stars, we left with a big hug to Amadeo and Gerard !
Joseph Wong
14:20 14 Apr 24
Fav bar in Lisbon - a lot more modern than the rest. Great staff and service. They go out of your way to make you feel welcomed and entertained. Good prices, excellent music, and they even serve pizza & toasties!
Carlos Cruz
23:12 17 Feb 24
Bartender was very pleasant, this guy made us feel like home, definitely quiet before 11:00 pm but I’m sure it’s a great time anytime you visit! Service was outstanding
Ria Hunt
23:47 06 Dec 23
We absolutely loved the Shelter Bar. We're a queer couple from the states and went in search of other queers in the Príncipe Real area. We felt right at home and instant friends with Amadeo behind the bar. He was a pure delight and we had to go back another night.
Kentoch Mervel
12:22 22 Nov 23
Our experience at Shelter in Lisbon was nothing short of incredible! The vibrant atmosphere and Amadeo's friendly demeanor, combined with his knack for mixing great drinks, made it an unforgettable night out. The bar's warm and welcoming vibe, along with Amadeo's outgoing and interesting personality, created the perfect setting for a fantastic evening. We'll undoubtedly be returning to Shelter for more memorable nights! Highly recommend this gem in Lisbon.
Gene Powers
19:56 28 Oct 23
This is THE BEST BAR in Lisbon. Amadeo, in picture, is a bartender extraordinaire. He makes you feel like you have come home. Massimo, one of the owners, has created an atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming and a bit edgy. Great music. This is a good place to start your evening or to finish it. In the upscale Principe Real neighborhood with other gay bars and clubs steps away. Go!Gene from the US.
Tim Ogletree
15:03 13 Oct 23
The Shelter Bar is an amazing place to spend your night. The pizza was good and Amadeo was very friendly and makes great drinks. I highly recommend the Shelter during your visit to Lisbon.
Thomas Varney
11:03 12 Oct 23
I spent 10’days in Lisbon and visited this bar every night! Amadeo and all of the staff was amazing making interesting introductions to other patrons in the club that made my trip even more enjoyable! I highly recomend that you add this gay bar to your list of bars to visit!
Andy Yankulov
21:03 01 Oct 23
The guys who run the bar are absolutely amazing. So sweet, fun, and welcoming. If you’re lucky, one of them will show you his Mario Bros pics from around the world. I shall say no more than that; go find out for yourself, they’re not to be missed
Alex Pollard
11:33 26 Sep 23
Popular, cosy and friendly bear bar in Principe Real with a relaxed atmosphere. DJs from 22:00 on weekends. Special event nights for Carnival, Eurovision etc. (one of the few gay bars to open early at 6pm).
Phil Hollman
12:17 12 Sep 23
We have not tried any food there so cannot comment hence no star rating for food, but the atmosphere and the service from the bar staff are second to none. so much so that we have been there twice in 2 days and will be going again several times during our stay in lisbon. Super friendly and very welcoming. Keep doing what you're doing guys.x
Navi Olakerb
06:37 24 Aug 23
We were there waaaay to early (7pm) on Tuesday night. Friendly staff ( most gorgeous brown eyes) only few ppl there so we knew that it wouldn’t be packed.We wanted to check it out. That’s all.We did score some great bear t shirts !!It’s a bar.Didn’t see a dance floor or cruise area. Given the size I don’t think there is one.
Mauricio Montaño
06:32 08 Aug 23
My favorite bear bar in Lisbon… great atmosphere, good music, and mist importantly patrons willing to interact and enjoy
Kevin Haslam
22:57 04 Aug 23
Very nice small bar but really awful music Friday night not in-keeping with bear bar. Very quiet august Friday eve!
vaidas satikas
19:03 24 Jun 23
It's one off most and friendly staff that I ever experience if you are solo traveler I would not recommend it this place to go
Nick LaCourse
12:08 06 Jun 23
Phenomenal find! The crowd is a very handsome mix of all age groups, but definitely younger than most gay bars in the area. Lots of fun in a safe environment!
Hollwyood C.
18:58 30 Apr 23
Great gay bar, hole in the wall, attracts mostly 30 years and older. Great music from the 80s, people genuinely try to make a connection. Service is...
Hélio Braga
13:35 20 Dec 22
Unfortunately, we visited on a Thursday and arrived too early, meaning that it was less of a crowd. The music was good, and the staff was friendly. Will most likely return next time we visit Lisbon again.
Miguel Linan
08:51 09 Nov 22
Nice bar with a good ambient and a friendly crowd. A good option for the area. Not your default choice if you're a younger person or are into younger people, but the music is good.
Michael G.
16:44 28 Sep 22
This is my neighborhood hang out. I come here 4 or 5 times a week. Telmo and Rodrigo are the best bartenders. Friendly vibe. Not a club but good music and atmosphere. Later in the evening is busier.
Padri Veum
23:27 12 Sep 22
This small bar is a treasure. Max made me feel so welcome, as if i was an old and dear friend. It was easy to meet and talk to other guests, and the environment is relaxed, comfortable and so, so welcoming. If you're in Lisbon and want to mingle with the LGBT community (and any heteros who happen to walk in), Shelter Bar is exquisite. 1000% must visit.
Peter Nixon
22:26 20 May 22
Lovely cosy and friendly gay bear. Very sexy bear art too. Beer is decent. Heaven for bears and fans and those barely beary.
Ruben Sanchez
22:14 17 Apr 22
Friendly staff.Prices are ok.I went on Sunday and it was pretty quiet.The music wasn't too loud and that allowed me to talk with my bf without screaming.
Manny Albó
00:04 30 Mar 22
The best bar in Lisbon.The owners are incredibly nice and friendly. The bar has a really nice vibe. Perfect place for bears, daddies, cubs, and otters. Nice place with great people
John horan
23:17 28 Nov 21
Excellent treatment from the bar staff in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.Great cocktails, particularly the strawberry gin, great attention to detail. 100% recommend.
Daniel Oblak
22:38 09 Sep 21
I was ignored cause there was a drink on the chair I was sitting on ...sorry but screw that place ✌🏻
Cyril der Butchours
11:29 07 Sep 21
Mix bear bar. Nice place, nice music, nice people
Prashant Søegaard
19:59 30 Oct 20
Great and friendly service and perfect cocktails. A lot of space during covid so easy to socially distance and felt safe.
Frank J
11:08 23 Sep 20
NOT A SAFE PLACE! They are desperate for money! They try to follow the rules of the government because of coronavirus but they asked me to sit people that i have no idea who they are in my table, and I saw the same situation with other visitors. The social distance is impossible to be fulfilled cause they put people everywhere. They forced me to eat, otherwise i wouldn´t be allowed to drink alcohol but i saw people drinking without food. When i asked the schedule they said that people can come in till midnight but i saw new customers arriving after that. Stay safe and don´t go there
Adrian Drott
19:04 20 Aug 20
Super friendly and helpful staff. Good tunes and friendly environment. Will definitely visit again during my next stay in Lisbon!
Ferry Jay
23:54 01 Jan 20
Rubbish! The place looks like random birthday party articles crammed together! The staff, except for the tall, serious one, were so unprofessionaland super rude! They were very rude and were ignoring us, everytime we tried to wave to them to order something. The very young staff (the cub one) was the worst. He would not respond to wordingQuestions without rolling his eyes. Probably here are only the known local guests welcome. We’ll never go back again. I don’t recommend this place to anyone.
B C.
14:37 30 Dec 19
Wonderful bar. Great bartender Pedro. Friendly and worth talking to all night long. Urinals were Jeff A worthy of Club Lancaster mention. Soundtrack...
Fabrice M.
11:29 19 Apr 17
Very Nice friendly place, lots of people on saturday night, dj partys on Friday and saturday... let's try

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26 October 2021


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