Nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in Bellagio

Enoteca Cava Turacciolo

A contender for Bellagio's most charming address, this cosy wine bar occupies a candlelit, stonewalled space tucked down a lane near the waterfront. The encyclopedic wine list covers every region in Italy, and there…
Top Choice Cafe in Como

Brothers Cafe

The charm factor is high in this hip little cafe and drinking den. Stop by in the morning for fresh pastries (including vegan-friendly options) and espresso, then pop back in the evening for cocktails mixed by suspe…
Bar in Como

Vintage Jazz Food & Wine

Flickering candles, walls covered with bric-a-brac, and a jazzy soundtrack make a fine setting for an evening drink at this rambling eating and drinking space on Piazza Mazzini. It gets packed, especially around ape…
Pub in Como

Il Birrivico

This boutique brewery fills a big hole in Como’s drinking scene with its changing line-up of six draught beers and an extensive list of over 50 bottled labels. Food is hail and hearty (calzone or meatballs) and you …
Bar in Menaggio & Val Menaggio

Il Gabbiano

The lakeside terrace here provides some of the most expansive views of Como's glittering waters. Set 300m northeast of Menaggio's cute cobblestone centre, it's the perfect spot to order gelato or a glass of wine and…
Bar in Varenna

Il Molo

The tiny terrace of Bar Il Molo is Varenna's most sought-after aperitivi spot. It's raised above the water with cracking views north right up the lake.It's also a fine spot for pizzas, salads, hot sandwiches and oth…
Bar in Bellagio

Bar Rossi

All gleaming walnut wood, glinting mirrors and regiments of bottles, the art nouveau Bar Rossi is one cafe not to miss. Revel in the elegant interior or take a seat outside under the arches and watch the ferries com…
Wine Bar in Como

Enoteca Castiglioni

If you're lucky you'll bag one of the clutch of tiny tables beside the ranks of wine-bottle-lined shelves. It's a smart, modern setting in which to sample top-quality deli produce along with first-rate vintages.