Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Caffè Gambrinus

Gambrinus is Naples' oldest and most venerable cafe, serving superlative Neapolitan coffee under flouncy chandeliers. Oscar Wilde knocked back a few here and Mussolini had some rooms shut to keep out left-wing intel…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

L'Antiquario

If you take your cocktails seriously, slip into this sultry, speakeasy-inspired den. Wrapped in art nouveau wallpaper, it's the domain of Neapolitan barkeep Alex Frezza, a finalist at the 2014 Bombay Sapphire World'…
Top Choice Club in Centro Storico

Spazio Intolab

Housed on the 1st floor of the Lanificio – a Bourbon-era wool factory and 15th-century cloister turned culture hub – Spazio Intolab draws an easy, arty, cosmopolitan crowd with its all-night parties. Regular DJ sets…
Top Choice Cafe in Naples

Ventimetriquadri

What was an old printing shop (note the vintage printer-drawer tabletops and bookish wallpaper) is now the city's first speciality-coffee cafe. The chances are you'll find owner Vincenzo Fioretto behind the counter,…
Top Choice Bar in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Ba-Bar

Swinging, candlelit Ba-Bar is a solid all-rounder, punctuated with quirky vintage objects and pulling a friendly, mixed crowd. It's a top spot for a pre-dinner aperitivo, a lingering catch-up in the cosy back room, …
Top Choice Bar in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Barril

From street level, stairs lead down to this softly lit, buzzing garden bar, where grown-up, fashionable types mingle among birdcage seats and vintage Cinzano posters. Fresh, competent cocktails include giant, creamy…
Wine Bar in Centro Storico

Jamón

Great for a piazza-side graze, this savvy little deli–wine bar sits at the top of sweeping Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. Offerings include niche and harder-to-find charcuterie and cheese; think cinnamon-seasoned Tus…
Coffee in Pompeii

Campana

Friendly, laid-back Campana is Campania's first speciality-coffee roastery, the passion project of young maverick roaster Paola Campana. Sip and slurp from a rotating cast of single origins, or try the intriguing ho…
Cafe in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

Pancaffè O Girasole

The chances are you'll find warm, wise owner Nelli behind the counter at this tiny, sunny cafe, making cappuccinos, gluten-free hot chocolates, or freshly squeezed juices with combos like banana, lemon and turmeric.…
Bar in La Sanità & Capodimonte

Antica Cantina Sepe

This pocket-sized cantina and grocery store has become an unlikely hotspot thanks to next-gen owner, Francesco Sepe, and his on-tap local vino, sold at €1.50 a glass. Fancier wines cost no more than €3.50 a pop, whi…