3 Hotspots For This Summer in Lisbon

Sommer Restaurant

38º 41′
If it’s a Friday night this summer (until the end of October), head to between the Discoveries Monument and the Tower of Belém. There, on the riverfront, is the Altis Belém Hotel and its bar offering what it calls “Sunset Sessions.” Wine by the glass and champagne is served in the open air by the river to the sound of a DJ, but if you prefer more “summery” drinks, there are also cocktails, shakes and juices.

K Urban Beach
It started out as a summer attraction, but it’s now a year-round destination. However, the glassed walls that cover it up in the winter are opened up in the summer, and it becomes truer to its name. Found right by the river (next to Kais restaurant), this is a beach lounge in the middle of the city, and includes two restaurants (one for sushi and the other for grilled meats).

Rua da Moeda
There are three restaurants next to each other on this small street. Rua da Moeda is found between downtown and the Santos neighborhood, and these three restaurants have now added tables outside, getting ready for the upcoming “Festas de Lisboa.” This annual street festival is in large part an orgy of street barbecues and beer, but you may also go for more refined meals. “Yasmin,” “Sommer” and “La Moneda” all serve contemporary fusion cuisine, and for the non-lunch or non-dinner hours there’s Muv, a bar-lounge-café open throughout the day serving drinks, light meals and music.