Naples in detail

Drinking & Nightlife

Although Neapolitans aren't big drinkers, Naples offers an increasingly varied selection of venues in which to imbibe. You'll find well-worn wine bars and a new wave of options focused on craft beer, cocktails and even speciality coffee. The main hubs are the centro storico and Chiaia. The former is generally cheaper and more alternative, the latter more fashionable and scene-y.

Best Lists

Drinking & Nightlife

  • Barril Enchanting garden bar hidden down a set of nondescript stairs.
  • Spazio Nea Cultural types sip and party at this piazza-side cafe-bar-gallery.
  • Spazio Intolab In-the-know DJs and special events in a one-time convent.
  • L'Antiquario Impeccable cocktails and a speakeasy vibe.
  • Caffè Gambrinus One of Europe's great fin-de-siècle cafes.

Coffee Spots

Aperitivo Bars

  • Barril Free pre-dinner nibbles in a garden-like setting.
  • Cantine Sociali Buzzing Chiaia crowds and varied buffet bites.
  • Ba-Bar Perennially packed bar, bistro and lounge in fashionable Chiaia.
  • Spazio Nea Piazza-side art and spritz on free-thinking Piazza Bellini.
  • Antica Cantina Sepe Cheap wine and a weekly aperitivo feast.
  • Pancaffè O Girasole Juice-based drinks in a friendly, low-key bolt-hole.

Wine Offerings

  • L'Ebbrezza di Noè Intriguing wines and bubbles in a snug neighbourhood wine shop, bar and restaurant.
  • Enoteca Belledonne A Chiaia classic with dozens of wines by the glass.
  • Jamón Well-chosen wines and artisanal bites on a centro storico piazza.
  • Antica Cantina Sepe No-fuss neighbourhood bar pouring cheap, local vino sourced straight from the makers.

Beer Peddlers

  • Mosto Intimate bolt-hole with rotating local, national and global brews.
  • Il Birraiuolo A casual hangout focused on Italian craft beers.
  • Eccellenze Campane Local beers in a sprawling temple to regional food.
  • Fonoteca Bottled Neapolitan options in a cafe/bar/record-store hybrid.