Stylish bar ‘Le Marais’ Lisbon, next to spectacular Santa Catarina Tagus river viewpoint, Gay Beach Tours & ‘shirtless Tuesday': take your shirt off = a free shot
Open from 5:30pm. You will always be assured of a warm welcome in Le Marais, a bar/cafe in Lisbon with a French inspired style, named after the Parisian gay district. Very popular with tourists, ex-pats and locals. Close to Bairro Alto, one of Europe’s hottest nightspots, a bit away from the crowd.
Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon & shirtless Tuesday: take your shirt off = a free shot
Cafe/bar Le Marais opened 4 years ago by Stephane Fanucchi, from France, who moved to Lisbon. He created the french-inspired style. Currently there are 3 partners who own and manage Le Marais: Rui, Pablo and Edgar. They all have different backgrounds and experiences but they share the same goal: to provide Lisbon with a cafe/bar that can function as a nice relaxing place where you can chat and have a drink, and where you can have loads of fun at later hours of the night.
Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon, Rua da Santa Catarina 28: beautiful French inspired style
RUI: “Everyone who comes here is treated as a friend. Many of our guests are regulars and thus do become very close friends with us. But even those who may only be visiting Lisbon for a few days will get the chance of feeling welcomed in a friendly space. And those who come alone will very easily make new friends”.
Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon: February 14, Valentine’s night….
RUI: “We open at 5.30 (except on Mondays) and at that hour Le Marais is a very good place to enjoy a late afternoon drink after work, to relax and to have a chat with friends. After dinner we create an environment that is still relaxed but has a more party-atmosphere.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Le Marais is open until 4am and things can sometimes become a bit crazy….”
Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon March 2014: Edgar & Pablo
RUI: “We define our space as gay-friendly, but basically, everyone is welcome. We are listed in all Lisbon Gay Guides and we do attract many LGBT patrons, but in Le Marais absolutely everyone can feel right at home with no need for tags”.
Lisbon Beach – LGBT-specialized tour organiser
The current 3 owners are Pablo, a galician who has moved to Lisbon many years ago. Edgar has returned from living in Madrid last year and decided to join this adventure. Rui is also portuguese and he is also responsible for the LGBT-specialized tour organiser LisbonBeach
Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon: Rui (r), responsible for tour organiser LisbonBeach
HAPPY HOUR from 6 to 8 pm during the week. On a regular basis, different parties and events are held in Le Marais . Free WiFi is provided and there is a Mac desktop available for use.
Miradouro (viewpoint) Adamastor Lisbon: close to bar Le Marais
Very close to bar Le Marais you can find one of Lisbon’s best viewpoints with a spectacular Tagus river view: Adamastor, a popular gathering place. As a curiosity, this place is one of the locations used in the making of the movie “Night Train to Lisbon”.
Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon, Rua da Santa Catarina 28 Lisbon
Sunday & Tuesday to Thursday: 5:30pm – 2:00am (closed on Mondays). Very affordable drinks
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm – 4:00am. Facebook
Lisbon March 2014: Ans, from Holland & a new friend
Le Marais: “um rendez-vous diferente, a piece of Paris in Lisbon!”