Nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in Turin

I Tre Galli

A Quadrilatero favourite that's been here for over two decades, spacious and rustic, cool but warm, Tre Galli is a fabulous spot for a drink at any time, but at its most local when the gourmet aperitivi appears arou…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Genoa

Les Rouges

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 on…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Barolo

La Vite Turchese

This friendly enoteca is run by passionate young staff who will talk you through their good stock of local wines – from a cheap and cheerful Nebbiolo or Arneis to a '74 Barolo at €59 a glass – and they also branch o…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Genoa

Cantine Matteotti

The Puccini wafting up the laneway gives you some clue that this is a special little place. The owners here have a passion for good music and for good wine, and will pour you some amazing local drops and stave off y…
Top Choice Bar in Riomaggiore

La Conchiglia

A fantastic find: down-to-earth, friendly and unflustered staff; a fantastic well-priced local wine list; absolute waterfront positions and a menu of big, healthy salads, panini and burgers if you've missed lunch or…
Top Choice Bar in Corniglia

La Scuna

Vinyl, beer and a panoramic terrace? This bastion of hipsterdom comes as a surprise in this most traditional of regions but the welcome is warm and the beers on tap are both cold and a cut way above bottled Peroni.
Cocktail Bar in Turin

Bar Cavour

Named for its most famous barfly, the ubiquitous Count Cavour, this beautiful historical room combines a magical, mirrored setting with a great collection of contemporary art and design savvy. Upstairs from Del Camb…
Cafe in Turin

Al Bicerin

Founded in 1763, with an exquisitely simple boiserie interior dating to the early 1800s, this one-room cafe takes its name from its signature drink, a potent combination of chocolate, coffee and cream. Fuelling the …
Bar in Turin

Farmacia Del Cambio

Cambio Corner – home to one of Turin's best restaurants, not to mention bars – now has this 'informal' but glamorous all-day space, set within an old pharmacy dating to 1833. Pop in for morning coffee or to pick up …
Wine Bar in Genoa

Enoteca Pesce

Tiny wine bars dot Genoa's old city, although this one, under the arches by the port, is particularly characteristic and full of colourful locals. They are serious about their wine, though glasses hover around the €…