If you would like to go salsa dancing while you are in Lisbon, here are some venues, dances, and teachers to check out.
Venues that frequently hold salsa dances or parties in or around Lisbon
Ponto de Encontro, Cacilhas – Friday nights
Bachata and Salsa
Every Friday from 8 pm – midnight
Ponto de Encontro, 100 meters from Cacilhas Boat dock, Rua Trinidade Coelho 3, Almada
Latin Groove – Saturdays at Barrio Latino
Two dance floors, salsa and bachata on one floor. Kizomba and semba on the other in this restaurant / bar / discoteca.
Saturdays from 11 pm – 6 am.
Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Armazém 1. A few blocks west of Cais do Sodré metro station.
GPS Coordinates: 38.70723994356939, -9.155775323875341
T: 351 966 660 838
Fábrica Braço de Prata
Rua da Fábrica da Material de Guerra, Lisbon
GPS Coordinates: 38.74379516358468, -9.101360219429944
This former arms factory is now a local cultural and entertainment center where, depending on the day, you can find live music, jazz, Jazz in Lisbon – Lisbon’s jazz bars and jazz festivals
salsa and kizomba, theatre, and art exhibitions.
They also have fado Everything you need to know about fado music in Lisbon
Check the calendar on the website below for salsa dances.
Official website: Fábrica Braço de Prata | Lisboa (fabricabracodeprata.com)
Festa Salsaviva at Beira Mar Atlético Clube de Almada
A 20-year-old salsa party in Almada, on the south shore of the Tagus river, near the Cacilhas ferry port.
Party website: Festas Salsa Viva | Facebook
Venue website: Beira Mar Atlético Clube de Almada – Official site of Beira Mar Atlético Clube de Almada. Football, Salsa, Seville, Hip Hop, Karate, Gymnastics, Athletics, Ballroom Dances and Free Time. (beiramardealmada.com)
Top Floor – Fiesta Afrolatina
Rua da Pimenta 29, Parque das Nações
GPS Coordinates: 38.770919848925615, -9.092604127099879
A party with DJs playing Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Kizomba, and Semba in a bar / dance club.
Check Top Floor’s Facebook page to see what they have scheduled. Top Floor – Home | Facebook
T: 351 966 660 838 or 351 933 522 339
El Señor – Cascais – Friday nights
Travessa Afonso Sanches 12C, Cascais
GPS Coordinates: 38.69761246087892, -9.420850086900924
Rauly Rey hosts Musica Latina every Friday night at this Mexican Restaurant in the center of Cascais.
Restaurant website for more information: El Señor – Home | Facebook
Salsa classes and lessons in Lisbon
Events in Motion – Beginner classes – every Tuesday
Kizomba 7:30, Bachata 8:30, Salsa 9:30
Rua de Moscavide 71, Parque das Nações. Moscavide metro station is nearby. Moscavide train station is even closer, only one block away.
GPS Coordinates: 38.778561959458074, -9.0980130599107
Register for the class: 351 963 206 347
Two Left Feet Salsa and Bachata classes Monday and Wednesday
7 pm, Monday and Wednesday, €10
This class is taught in English, but Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also spoken. It seems to be a young and international crowd here.
Secret Lounge Cocktail Bar, Rua Gustavo de Matos Sequeira 42-A, Tram 24E Stops nearby on Rua da EScola Politécnica. Route 28E begins at Praça Luís de Camões.
GPS Coordinates: 38.71775099909962, -9.15320955991248
Academia Danças do Mundo
Lessons are taught in English and Spanish. There is a lesson or workshop every night Monday – Friday.
Rua Flores de Lima 8, Near Entre Campos metro station (yellow line) and Roma metro station (green line)
GPS Coordinates: 38.74837686838282, -9.145301873911224
T: (or Whatsapp) 351 960 000 622
Bus Paragem Cultural, Anjos, Lisbon – beginner salsa lesson – Every Friday
Fridays 7 pm – 10 pm
Community arts center located at the corner of Rua Maria 73 and Rua Forno do Tijolo, near the Anjos Church and Anjos metro station (green line)
GPS Coordinates: 38.72501189401505, -9.133248389253398
Check the website for salsa events: BUS – Paragem Cultural – Home | Facebook
Dance Factory Studios
An eleven-year-old school that has hosted workshops by Eddie Torres in the past, they have salsa programs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
For more information: Dance Factory Studios
Rua Soares dos Reis 11A
GPS Coordinates: 38.729735141990474, -9.163875716241757
I highly recommend you join the private Facebook group Salsa Lisboa to learn about current pop-up salsa events in Lisbon. I am not affiliated with any business mentioned in this article, so it would be best to contact the host or check their website before going to an event. Schedules may change! New events pop up. Thanks for reading!