Must-see nightlife in Catania

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    Mercati Generali

    The 11km drive southwest of central Catania is worth it: this is one of Sicily's finest clubs, with top-tier Italian and international DJs and live-music…

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    Bohéme Mixology Bar

    There's no drinks list at this intimate cocktail den, decked out in mismatched furniture, gilded mirrors and the odd gramophone. Simply state your flavour…

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    Vermouth, vino and salumi (charcuterie) keep this budget-friendly hotspot pumping. Scattered with vintage liquor posters and old wooden tables, its ample…

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    Svelte, convivial, urbane Rix takes its cocktails seriously. Each is made with passion and precision, from punchy Aviations to a very local Etna Kir …

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    Fud Off

    From the quality of the cocktails to the attentive staff, Fud Off just gets it. This is one of Catania's top bars, a slinky, cavernous space of tinted…

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    The wines by the glass might be average, but this corner institution is a fabulous spot to while away an hour or two, with tables invitingly spread out…

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    A sojourn in Turkey inspired chef and sommelier Christian Nicita to open this minimalist tea salon. Black, green, white, oolong, sheng puerh or herbal,…

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    Chiosco Giammona

    Hit this pretty, Liberty-era chiosco (drinks kiosk) for a made-to-order seltz, a nonalcoholic mix of fizzy water, freshly squeezed lemon juice and natural…

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    Everyone's favourite red, this left-leaning pub, trattoria and culture hub will have you sipping and supping under the watchful eye of Che. The crowd is…

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    Resembling an urban greenhouse with its potted plants, creeping ivy and spice-tray tabletops, plush, comfy Teapot pours high-quality teas procured from an…

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    A local institution, piazza-side Prestipino is a top spot to slip on your shades, order a cappuccino and eye-up the passing parade of pic-snapping…

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    Verso Coffice

    Verso brings the cafe-as-office concept to Catania, with a library-themed back room equipped with desk space, power sockets and USB ports for those who…

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    Indie-spirited Mono serves up free, regular live music to a mostly local crowd. Acts include singer-songwriters and emerging talent, with a courtyard that…

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    While no longer on Catania's list of must-try venues, this casual eatery and bar still draws punters for aperitivo and languid cocktail sessions. Live…

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    Etnea Roof

    The decor may lean towards chintzy, but UNA Hotel's rooftop garden bar is worth a stop for the glorious view of Mt Etna. Head up just before sunset, order…