Behind the Bite: Ginja

Fermented cherries, pictured, are commonly served with ginja in Lisbon.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Lisbon’s legendary liqueur is sweet, strong and totally traditional. Learn the story of ginja—and why it’s so much more than a souvenir. It seems that every southern European country has its own iconic liqueur […]

All About Ginjinha And Why You Need To Try It In Lisbon

ginjinha Lisbon city

When in Lisbon, do as the locals do and drink ginjinha. Trying ginjinha in Lisbon is a travel must. Also known as ginja, this is a sweet liqueur made from Morello (sour) cherries soaked in a distilled spirit called aguardente. The mixture is flavored with sugar and spices like cinnamon. It is deceptively sweet, small, […]

The 6 Best Rooftop Bars in Lisbon: Top Spots for a Drink With a View

The best rooftop bars in Lisbon offer sweeping views of the city, which are just as beautiful at night when the skyline lights up.

The top 6 rooftop bars in Lisbon offer much more than unbeatable photo ops—if you’re looking for the perfect combination of quality cocktails, delicious snacks and panoramic views, we’ve got you covered! Lisbon is a city that practically begs to be photographed. From vibrant street art and stately architecture to sweeping river views and terracotta […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Lisbon at Night

things to do in Lisbon at night view

When it comes to nightlife, Lisbon delivers. There are many great things to do in Lisbon at night, whether you love dancing or prefer laid-back socializing with a few close friends. Multicultural, artistic, and progressive, it’s possible for anyone to find fun things to do. Here are our favorite nighttime haunts and activities. 1. Visit […]

Ultimate Guide to Bairro Alto: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink!

Glória lift going up to Bairro Alto Lisbon from Restauradores at night

Everyone in Lisbon has a different story about this neighborhood, but they’ll all agree that Bairro Alto has some of the best bars in Lisbon. A quiet residential neighborhood by day and bar hopping destination by night, Bairro Alto in Lisbon is a well-known area of the city. Its alternative entertainment vibe from the 1980s […]

7 Things to Do in Lisbon on Sundays, from Morning to Night

A couple on the top of MAAT museum at sunset, one of the places to visit on a Sunday in Lisbon

Even on the weekend, there’s never a dull moment in the city of seven hills! Sunday in Lisbon starts lazily, in a mix of people returning home after a Saturday night out partying and others going on their morning run by the Tagus River. A lot of the stores are closed and cafés typically open […]

Cheers! Our Guide to Craft Beer in Lisbon

Fancy a craft beer in Lisbon? Quimera has 12 beers on tap to choose from!

Craft beer in Lisbon was once a rare sight, but the city is finally catching up with the rest of the world. The two ubiquitous lagers, Sagres and Superbock, no longer have the monopoly on beer. Craft beer in Lisbon is on the rise, and today there are at least nine microbreweries. Most of them are […]

Top 10 Best Bars in Lisbon to Grab a Drink

Pavilhão Chinês is one of the oldest bars in Lisbon, the bar's interior pictured here feels like a part of a museum.

Discover some of the best bars Lisbon has to offer. From old liqueur joints to fancy cocktail bars, just take your pick. You’ll find beer and wine in pretty much every Lisbon bar at affordable prices. But sometimes you want something different, maybe a cocktail or a glass of ginjinha, the delicious local liqueur. Whatever […]