If you are into bears, daddies or scruffy guys in general, Lisbon will not disappoint you. First, you'll get a lot of eye-candy as Portuguese men have that hot Southern European dark and hairy look. Second, there is a lot to do and places to go to. In the past years, Lisbon's Bear scene has grown massively. Ten years ago there was only one bar. Nowadays, there are loads of options in terms of bars, clubs, cruising places and parties. Lisbon is definitely an up and coming bear destination.
In Lisbon, Bears do go to the beach
Yup, in Lisbon, the bear scene is big even though it is a coastal city with tons of beaches next to it. For most of the year the weather is rather warm and the place where everyone goes is beach 19 (or Praia 19), which is Lisbon's gay beach. In there, you'll be able to find a lot of furry guys. During the Summer, there is also a bear party organized in the beach. The beach is a fantastic spot right in the middle of a Nature Reserve with amazing scenery. The waters may be a bit rough and dont expect them to be warm like the Mediterranean sea. There is a nice bear bar at 19. The beach is also the perfect spot for some cruising in the dunes.
Principe Real is where the bear nightlife happens
When the night comes, Lisbon offers you plenty of choices of bear places. After a late dinner, make sure you start your night in Tr3s. In this bear bar you can have drinks inside or opt to seat outside. They regularly organise theme nights and parties so make sure you check their site. As the night progresses Tr3s will become increasingly fuller. Inside there is a more cruisy area (where a screen shows porn). They open quite early and they also offer free WiFI, therefore feel free to come in the afternoon and just update your Bearwww profile whilst having a drink outside.
From midnight onwards, go and check Woof LX. This bar/club is usually packed inside and loads of guys occupy the street in front of it. It has a fetishy-theme going on in the interior and a cruising area in the back near the bathroom. The staff is friendly, the music is good and the guys are hot.
Another option is Bar Ursus, which is a friendly and fun spot for bears, chasers, admirers and basically everyone. Bar Ursus is also in the "bear area" of Príncipe Real.
You can also try Woof X, which is a bar a bit more naughtier than Woof LX. This bar is very crusy and it has a large dark-room.
When is time to go clubing make sure you check out Construction, the most bear-oriented club in Lisbon. It includes 1 dance floor, several bars and a darkroom, distributed along 3 floors. Make sure you don't miss it.
Check our Lisbon Gay Guide for more info and details regarding Lisbon's gay bars, clubes and saunas.
Lisbon is hosting several major bear events every year
Several bear events and parties take place during the year. In the past this have included Lisbon Bear Pride, Summeraction and Winteraction. All of these events last for several days and include many parties in diferent venues and with different themes. Stay up-to-date with these events by following our news section, our LisbonBeach's Facebook page and also the official page of Lisbon Bear Pride.
Have fun in Lisbon!