Side Bar

Side Bar

Let's get together at the corner of the world!

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Side Bar in Lisbon is a must-visit spot for the gay community and those seeking a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere in the heart of the city. Nestled on Rua da Barroca in the bustling Bairro Alto district, Side Bar is celebrated for its prime location on one of Lisbon's most famous queer corners. It's a place where the spirit of Lisbon's gay scene truly comes alive.

The bar offers a diverse array of cocktails in a setting that's both friendly and relaxed, making it an ideal spot for both locals and tourists to mingle and enjoy the night. The interior decor adds to the charm, creating an environment that's both welcoming and stylish.

One of the standout features of Side Bar is its non-stop, bustling vibe. It's a space where you can easily meet new people, soak in the local culture, and enjoy the lively atmosphere that Bairro Alto is known for. Whether you're looking to start your night with a bang or wind down in a comfortable setting, Side Bar caters to all.

The bar's popularity means that it can get quite crowded, especially on weekends, so it's advisable to arrive early. It opens daily from 6pm, extending its hours until 3am on Fridays, Saturdays, and eves of holidays, giving plenty of time for patrons to enjoy their night.

For those wanting to experience the heart and soul of Lisbon's gay nightlife, a visit to Side Bar is a must. It's not just a bar; it's a celebration of the city's vibrant gay community, a place where everyone is welcome, and every night is a potential adventure.



Side Bar
Based on 297 reviews
Ted Poulos
20:03 12 Jun 24
Great spot to grab a drink in the middle of Barrio Alto, fun spot. We were here 2 years ago and had fun. This time the server/ bartender was so disengaged and miserable that we left without a second round. Hopefully next time there is someone else working.
Brian Caffin
10:13 15 May 24
Felt right at home. Drinks at really nice and cocktails are not too sweet. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.
Jordan Kevin Magtaan
18:10 30 Mar 24
SideBar was a decent bar in Lisbon but personally, I found the music a bit too loud and the decoration bordering on the tacky side of things. Having said that, one may argue that the decoration is part of SideBar’s charm.In terms of service, it was OK. We didn’t find it as quick as others in the area. I think SideBar is a good LGBTQIA+ bar in Lisbon for a quick drink and nothing more.
Peter MucZilla
11:28 25 Dec 23
A bar with tacky, gay cliché decoration ... like in the past when we were young. Fun bar but if you expect the staff the same then you will be disappointed. Young guys, yes, but mostly on their phones and not really interested in entertainment and service (and I DO mean drinks only). But still a good choice to start the evening and watch terrified straight boyfriends entering with their bosomy girls.
Selin Özmen
18:03 22 Oct 23
It’s a queer pub, the design was amazing. At first we are the only customers in the place, but late night really crowded 🌈
David Knight
15:46 14 Oct 23
Neon pink decoration, it's fun and the vibe around that area is great! All the bars are tiny in Bairro Alto, but a shout out to this Neon decoration! Nice for whoever likes posting on social media!
Alex Pollard
11:37 26 Sep 23
You are the Dancing Queen! Tiny, but gloriously camp bar with mirror-balls and music. The crowd spills into the street most nights of the week and mingles with the crowds spilling from other nearby queer venues.Side Bar, Rua da Barroca, 33. Bairro Alto. Open every day 18:00- 02:0 (03:00 on weekends)
17:50 18 Sep 23
My favorite gay bar in Lisbon. Friendly and quick service. Reasonably priced drinks. Fun street atmosphere.
Fred Alexandre
17:45 20 Aug 23
Nice bar with great atmosphere and lovely service! 👍
Augustine Schneider
11:53 26 Jul 23
Good vibes. Cool street to hang out and have a drink.
09:37 19 Jul 23
Nice little bar to have a beer or two. Lovely mixed guests, but the service is really poor. The guys behind the bar couldn't be more bored.A word here and there or maybe even a smile while you collect your customers would be a good turn.
keith Mascarenhas
19:34 12 Jun 23
Love the atmosphere 🌈Diogo. Was very helpful 💯
Pablo Vásquez Campos
20:59 14 May 23
Jonathan Josh Phillips
10:36 04 May 23
Perfect lil spot to people watch and is fun and bright! Really nice friendly staff and good prices
14:07 02 Nov 22
While visiting Lisbon we found this hidden gem where we could sit and relax, listen to music and take in some people watching. We enjoyed it so much we came back for more drinks. Definitely seek this bar out, good drinks and a real fun atmosphere.
Alexandre Clerc
09:16 29 Sep 22
Nice and small Lgbt bar
Weil halt
00:56 26 Jul 22
Nice kitschy trashbar. Good mojitos and the staff is super friendly. Perfect for a drink in between.
pailo heitz
20:43 13 Jul 22
Had an amazing time! It is the best bar to people watch. Sit by the window and the whole city walks by. The owners are wonderful and they make the best drinks! Went there two out of the three nights we were in Lisbon. Great fun!
Danny Standing
17:18 09 Jul 22
It was very quiet when we visited but it still had a lot of energy. Decent prices and good selection of drinks
14:29 06 Jun 22
Very cute little bar with friendly staff and clientele. Stop here for a drink when you’re in the neighborhood
Madalena Mourão
20:49 04 Jun 22
Looks dece but not if you're a lesbian or a bi girl, it's all men in there
Celina Kröger
17:58 12 May 22
We had our best evenings in this bar! Good drinks, great people and great atmosphere. If you are in Lisbon you have to come here!
Ali Kayyali
20:15 03 Apr 22
One of the Best friendliest LGBT bar in Barrio Alto the heart of Lisboa, I've been here several times, very clean and friendly atmosphere and staff Very Nice and cool, hope to visit you again in near future.👍👍👍🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
Eudonni Moricom
21:56 08 Mar 22
Avoid, avoid, avoid. Only One bar man here, with multiple people waiting. Long waiting times. The barman himself has to have given the worst attempt at service. Didn’t give me a full measure of alcohol. Abrasive and short with me. Overall, I didn’t want to drink here again.
Febe F
21:17 01 Jan 22
I wanted Sid from Ice age but this will do
Haico Kuut
19:51 12 Nov 21
Really good cocktails and nice ambiance. Friendly staff. Will come back
Bryan Thor
19:50 08 Nov 21
I checked on google Before gone and saw some bad reviews but i had To check it by myself and i just cannot believe that people actually really had bad experiences there. The staff are very Nice and fun and cozy and friendly and lovely. The cocktails are simply delicious. The decoration is something unique that u definately never seen before and always with good music. I definetaly recomend and really want To come Back more times. Im really thankfull for this experience.
Eloi Thomas
21:44 03 Nov 21
My boyfriend and I went there to enjoy a safe and friendly space. Instead, we got a cold, impolite service. Terrible experience with the staff.
Shawn Tumanov
20:35 05 Oct 21
One of the best LGBTQ places in Lisbon!
Michael G.
19:18 02 Oct 21
Looks like it has changed owners. The old side bar was better. The bleach blonde bartender needs to go.
Suzanne Frey
14:12 04 Sep 21
Quiet spot for a drink and people watching outside early in the night of Barrio Alto. Drinks are great with fresh everything. Definitely an LGBTQ-friendly spot, but welcoming of all - hence a very diverse crowd.
Juanjo Soler
09:34 26 Aug 21
Super fun place to hang out and meet locals and visitors. Very cool and chilled vibe in the heart of Bairro Alto.
Daniel Dandan
22:25 18 Aug 21
Cocktails 🍸 🍹 were delicious and the staff were nice
Joe Savage
16:14 09 Nov 19
It was fine for a quick drink. Unfortunately we were the only ones in there so it lacked any ambiance.We sat in the window and watched the early evening revellers go by.

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25 January 2024


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