Les Rouges

Top choice cocktail bar in Genoa

One of Genoa's surfeit of crumbling palazzi is being put to excellent use in this atmospheric cocktail bar. Three bearded, vest-wearing, red-headed brothers – the 'rouges' of the name – man the floor and shake up one of the city's only new-wave cocktails, using top-shelf ingredients and herbal or floral flavours such as chamomile and kaffir lime.

There's a small menu if all the staring at those distant frescoed ceilings makes you hungry – pesto, ricotta and lemon-scented tagliatelle, rabbit kebab or slow-roasted beef are suitably hipster-does-trad.