LNOF Guide to Lisbon
Lisbon here, done that.
Lisbon, Portugal’s party capital, is a corker of a stag do location. This characterful charmer, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, sees more sun a year than most European cities and has a bacchanalia of bars lining the warren of quaint cobbled streets.
Lisbon’s nightlife is a chaotic carnival of outdoor festivals, designer spots, quirky bars and epic clubs. Principle Real and Bairro Alto are the centre of the party, with venues opening their doors at sunset and closing around 6am (yes, really – Lisbon is our kind of city). Clube de Esquine is a hidden gem, despite its super central location in Bairro Alto. This is a regular haunt for locals and, with such a laid-back atmosphere and extensive list of spirits and crazy cocktails - it’s a cracking spot to start the night. This cheeky capital is also fast gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s trendiest cities and is an established hotspot for international DJs.
Lisbon is cool. The water based activities are always going to be my favourite - but kayaking in Lisbon really is up there with the best I've ever done.
Alfama, one of the only areas to survive the earthquake that destroyed most of Lisbon in 1755, is a steadfast favourite for tourists and locals alike. Situated on the banks of the Tagus River, you can kick-back with a pint (average price is €0.94, just sayin’) and watch the world go by.
The legendary Feast of St Anthony, who is widely regarded as the father of Lisbon, takes place in Alfama every June. This huge celebration sees hundreds of thousands descend on the city, cooking Sardines (he loved Sardines) and drinking ‘til the sun comes up.
With golden beaches, bustling bars, world-famous festivals and, of course, smokin’ senhoritas – you’d be a fool to celebrate your stag do anywhere else.