There are many great nightclubs and bars in Lisbon with spectacular views of the city. We can add the new Lift Bar Santa Justa to this esteemed list.
By day, the space is occupied by Bellalisa Pizzaria. However at midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the space quickly transforms into one of the coolest new spots for cocktails and music.
Lift Bar is located at the top of the landmark Santa Justa Elevator. Locals and tourists alike know this landmark as the 1902 architectural wonder designed by Raul Ponsard (an apprentice to Gustave Eiffel) connecting the Baixa district below with the Carmo Square above. Take the lift to the top and walk out on the landing. Alternatively, step off Carmo Square near the entrance to the historic Convento do Carmo.
Inside, the space is fairly sparse, but ideal for grabbing a drink at the bar and socializing in groups. This openness also provides an excellent venue for watching live bands or dancing to music tracks spun by house DJs. Historical photos of the elevator line the wall on one side of the bar, while opposite are large windows with a direct view of the elevator itself. Outside, on the terrace, experience open air ambiance. The Convento do Carmo and elevator are almost close enough to touch. In the distance are romantic views of the São Jorge Castle and rooftops of Lisbon´s neighborhoods.
The Lift Club has a door policy. So, be prepared to persuade or flirt with the doorman for entrance. Alternatively, get on the guest list via the Lift Club Facebook page.
For more information, visit the the Lift Club website. Check the Lift Club Facebook Page for schedules of bands and DJs. Soon, Lift Club will be promoting special events and parties.
Lift Club Lisbon
Largo do Carmo
At the Santa Justa Elevator
Phone: +351 213 477 311
Thursday – 00:00 to 04:00
Friday & Saturday – 00:00 to 06:00