Lisbon Electronic Music Weekend Travel Guide

Lisbon Electronic Music Weekend Travel Guide

By Sabine Spethling


The colourful city of Lisbon is the perfect getaway for a weekend trip with your beloved ones. The vibrant destination is currently on top of every travellers bucket list – for a good reason. Lisbon convinces with tradition, mixed with a up and rising scene. If you are looking for a location for a weekend t[rave]l in September, here are the best spots and parties.


September is a great month for a trip to Lisbon. Why? Temperatures are around 25 degrees celsius and the main holiday season is over, so it’s easier to get a table at the best food spots and the city is not as crowded as it is during June, July and August. On top of that, many festivals and events are waiting for you in September.

Tip: Should you have more days to spend in Lisbon and want to know more about the local subculture, have a look at this t[rave]l Guide including the interview with local electronic music pioneer and musical director of Lux Fragil, Rui Vargas:

Lisbon’s Festivals & Events in September 2019

Lisb-ON with Dixon b2b Solomun, Donna Leake, Marcel Dettmann and many Portuguese acts.
6-8 September, Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon

Brunch #7 with Maceo Plex, Patrice Bäumel, Jennifer Cardini, Cardia
8 September, Av. Universidade Técnica, Lisbon

BPM Festival Portugal with Adriatique, Âme, Dubfire, Fatima Hajji, Honey Dijon, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Stephan Bodzin and many more
12-15 September, Portimão, Algarve, Portugal (about three hours by car from Lisbon)

Nova Batida Festival with a lineup of DJs and performers, ranging from forward-thinking electronic sounds to old school hip hop, with elements of funk, soul, drum & bass and more thrown in the mix
13 September, LX Factory, Lisbon

Brunch #8 with Amelie Lens, Farrago, Airod, Lee Jo Life
22 September, Av. Universidade Técnica, Lisbon


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The best Restaurants for your Weekend in Lisbon

The food scene of Lisbon is as creative and refreshing at the electronic music scene. Young chefs are bringing traditional highlights to the table, interpreted in their own, modern way. Of course a mandatory ritual for all Portugal travellers is eating Pasteis de Nata at Manteigaria. 

Design Magazines, Travel Books and Avocado Toast for Breakfast

Reading the most stylish books and magazines while enjoying a tasty breakfast at Hello, Kristof. The minimalistic café ist famous among world travellers, fashion lovers and digital natives. On the menu: fresh juices, croissants, cakes, granola and organic coffee.


A hearty Lunch by Chef José Avillez in the Center of Lisbon

The must-visit place for all meat-lovers in Lisbon. Taberna Bairro do Avillez should be on your list, when you are looking for a hearty lunch or afternoon snack. The Taberna is located right in front of the building, that houses more food spots of the famous chef. Enjoy Lisbon’s best beef croquettes while watching your dishes being prepared right next to you or get your local cheese and ham to take away at the counter.


Get the best American Burger in Lisbon


Oldschool American Burgers and Craft Beers


Ground Burger is the best burger place in Lisbon and the ideal food spot before visiting a festival. Authentic brioche bread and moist patties are accompanied by a global craft beer selection. You’ll find Ground Burger either at Time Out Market or at Av. António Augusto de Aguiar.


An Extraordinary Concept for Gourmets in Lisbon

If you want to try something new that surprises your palate and that you probably didn’t taste before: try out 100 Maneiras in Bairro Alto. The 17 courses tasting menu is inspired by the Bosnian roots of chef and creator Ljubomir Stanisic, as well as the Portuguese cuisine. 100 Maneiras is not only a restaurant, but a concept with a story that you feel with every bite and in every of the three different room settings.


Eat like a Local in Lisbon

The concept of Local is simple: three chefs, 18 sqm, one table, ten chairs. It’s probably this reduction to the basics combined with the intimate atmosphere that make this dinner spot a real experience. As soon as you enter the 18 sqm room that houses the kitchen and a table with ten seats, you feel like at a friends place. Friends with amazing cooking skills. The menu is regional, saisonal and regularly changing. The highlight is the local dessert, made with banana, salted caramel, peanuts and Azorean cheese.


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