If youâ€™re in Lisbon between June 12 and July 13, and want to join the rest of the world in watching the World Cup, there are a few spots in town where you may do that in the company of locals and other tourists — while having a couple of drinks. Weâ€™ve chosen ten of them, in different parts of the center of the city, so no matter where you are staying, there is a place close to your hotel or apartment:
1. QUIOSQUE DE SÃƒO PEDRO DE ALCÃ‚NTARA
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Address: Rua de SÃ£o Pedro de AlcÃ¢ntara
The kiosk cafÃ© on Lisbonâ€™s most romantic terrace viewpoint will be presenting more than just the usual city views. It will show all of the games and offer beer â€œhappy hours.â€
2. QUIOSQUES LIBERDADE
Neighborhood: Avenida da Liberdade
Address: Avenida da Liberdade
The several kiosk cafÃ©s found down Lisbonâ€™s grand central boulevard will be showing Portugalâ€™s games on large screens, with beer glasses going for just â‚¬1.50.
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto
Address: CalÃ§ada do Combro, 58
Found at the top of a parking garage, this is one of the cityâ€™s most popular bars. Youâ€™ll be able to watch the games (in the afternoon and at night) with a view of the 25 de Abril Bridge.
4. QUIOSQUE DA RIBEIRA DAS NAUS
Neighborhood: Cais do SodrÃ©
Address: Ribeira das Naus
The waterfront promenade Ribeira das Naus, between downtownâ€™s Comercio Square and the Cais do SodrÃ© neighborhood, is the latest hotspot for some drinks in the sun, and during the World Cup it will also be the best waterfront spot to watch the games. It promises to show all of them, with â€œhappy hoursâ€ offering beer at special prices.
5. LE CHAT
Address: Rua das Janelas Verdes/Jardim 9 de Abril
Right at the doorstep of the Ancient Art Museum is this cafÃ© terrace looking out to the port. During the World Cup games it will offer special menus, such as steak sandwiches and beer at special prices.
6. ELÃ‰CTRICO BANANA CAFÃ‰
Address: Largo dos JerÃ³nimos
If youâ€™re in Lisbonâ€™s most monumental district, look for an old tram now converted into a cafÃ© parked across the street from the famous Jeronimos Monastery. It will show the games on a 2-meter screen.
7. QUIOSQUE DO OLIVEIRA
Neighborhood: PrÃncipe Real
Address: PraÃ§a do PrÃncipe Real
Across the street from the cityâ€™s trendiest shopping gallery (â€œEmbaixadaâ€), at a corner of the neighborhood park of PrÃncipe Real, is this kiosk cafÃ© thatâ€™s popular for late-afternoon drinks. It will show the games on a TV as it serves cheap beers.
8. CLUBE FERROVIÃRIO
Address: Rua de Santa ApolÃ³nia, 59
Hidden on a street behind Santa ApolÃ³nia train station by Alfama, this bar offers a terrace overlooking the river. It will project the games on the stage where it usually presents DJs and live music.
9. MERCADO DE FUSÃƒO
Address: PraÃ§a de Martim Moniz
The big square in Lisbonâ€™s most multiethnic neighborhood which usually serves foods from different parts of the world, will have a 42-inch LED screen showing the World Cup matches. Given the size of the square, that is not huge, so make sure you show up early to find a spot up close to the screen.
10. JARDIM DA ESTRELA
Address: Largo da Estrela
The cafÃ© by the entrance of Estrelaâ€™s park across from the basilica will be showing every World Cup game except those that start at 11PM. In addition to its regular menu, it will have special finger food for you to enjoy as you watch the games on a plasma screen.