Things to do in Lisbon

Restaurants in Lisbon

Lunch is provided throughout the conference (lunch packs) and we hope that you will also join us for our informal conference meal (at By The Wine, separate booking required). We have some recommendations for restaurants based on our previous experiences.

Subterranean Lisbon

A bank is probably the last place you’d expect to find one of Lisbon’s great cultural assets, but hidden beneath the Millennium BCP branch in Rua dos Correeiros is an archaeological site that is layered with remarkably well preserved remains of Phoenician, Roman, Islamic, medieval and 15th to mid-18th century occupation.

You can join for free an hour long guided tour through the underground. It is just 15 min walk from the EMCDDA – and is a unique historical site that reveals nearly 2,500 years of Lisbon history with an imaginatively conceived small museum .

Address: Rua dos Correeiros 21 – Lisbon, 1100-061  – You can also find a Virtual Tour on the website.

If there is sufficient interest we will organise a tour on Saturday 27th October, after the conference (max 20 participants).

Participants who are interested should contact Klaudia Kepa  or Marisa Gomes until mid-September 2018. E-mail Subject: 2018 EUSPR Conference – The Underground Lisbon

Bike rental in Lisbon

Lisbon bikempa: 

Bikeiberia is offering Daily Rental, week long Bike Rentals, Guided or Self-guided Tours. Their shop is located just 4 min walk from the EMCDDA. It is a great way to see the sites of Lisbon!

All 2018 EUSPR Conference Participants have a 10% DISCOUNT and FREE COLD WATER when renting bikes or taking a tour with them (excluding the budget bikes). Since they are Family and Children Friendly, this can extend to the families of those who may travel over.

Evening/After Conference Guided Rides can be organised every day (24th, 25th and 26th October + weekend) starting and finishing from Bikeiberia right across from EMSA-EMCDDA conference centre.

Tour plans:

City riding Explore the waterfront or the city at a leisure pace. It is about 30 km of cycling paths which are mostly flat and safe. If the tour goes to Belem and back (16 km) a FREE PASTRY (Pastel de Belém) is also included or a drink in a nice area. Normal price is 30€; with the discount 27€)
Road Sports Ride Organized for a group with a guide. Normal price 65€; with the discount 58,50€, min 4 participants)
Off-road riding


Monsanto, right in Lisbon is a wonderful forest park, ideal for “an afternoon ripper”. Guide only. Normal price 65€; with the discount 58,50€, min 4 participants)
Budget Bike Rentals o   1h – 5€

o   4h – 10€

o   Full day (9:30am – 6:30pm) – 14€

o   24h – 20€

o   72h – 42€

Premium Bike Rentals Including Hybrid Bikes, Comfort Touring Bikes, Road Racing Bikes Full day (9:30am – 6:30pm) – from 20€ to 45€ (plus 10% off)

Participants interested in bike tour or rental should notify Klaudia Kepa or Marisa Gomes until mid-September 2018  about:

  • The arrival time
  • Height + gender (male/female)
  • The riding plans

E-mail Subject: 2018 EUSPR Conference – Bikeiberia


Walking tours

DiscoverWalks offer free walking tours in Belem and Alfama for all Lisbon visitors (tips for guides). Please visit their website for more details. Private tours are available at a fee.


Bars and nightlife

Lisbon is renowned for its nightlife. Whilst locals tend to go out much later than in many countries, many places have tourist-friendly hours. Here are some of our suggestions:


For drinks   Website Address
Pavilhão Chinês Very unique bar. It feels like entering a time machine. Ring the bell outside to enter. R. Dom Pedro V 89, Lisboa
Foxtrot The space looks like a bar from an old movie.  Tasty cocktails and large selection. Tv. Santa Teresa 28, Lisboa
BytheWine Wine bar. Located in the historic neighbourhood of Chiado. Till midnight. Rua das Flores 41, Lisboa
Vestigius (G&T) Bar by the river, nice cocktails.


Cais do Sodré 8, Lisboa
Rive rouge Modern, mesmerizing space, on top of Mercado da Ribeira (TimeOut). It is nice for a drink. Suitable for a big group. Praça de Dom Luís I, Lisboa
O Bom, o Mau e o Vilão Lively jam sessions – Funky and Indie Sessions. Good for a drink, unique place. R. do Alecrim 21, Lisboa
Pensão Amor Old school atmosphere and nice music. Unique, provocative decor. R. do Alecrim 19, Lisboa
Bairro Alto:      
Purex Cool and casual with retro chic furniture and occasional shows for entertainment. Dance music and electronic hits. R. das Salgadeiras 28
Suave Good for drinks, perfect atmosphere. R. do Diário de Notícias 6, Lisboa
Duplex Nice for drinks. Till midnight. R. Nova do Carvalho 58, Lisboa
Maria Caxuxa Good place for drinks. R. da Barroca 6-12, Lisboa
Bar D’esquina Perfect for cocktails. R. da Barroca 30, Lisboa


For the view   Website Address
Park The best view of Lisbon Tv. André Valente, Lisboa
Topo Cocktail rooftop bar with the view on the castle Commercial Center Martim Moniz, Praça Martim Moniz, Lisboa
Lost in A glorious panorama of Lisbon


R. Dom Pedro V Nº56-D, Lisboa
Insólito The rooftop bar with incredible view and very good drinks. R. São Pedro de Alcântara 83, Lisboa