Southeastern Sicily drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Lounge in Noto

Anche gli Angeli

Squint and you'll think you're in Rome or Milan. Urbane, sophisticated and irrefutably cool, 'Even the Angels' wears numerous hats: lounge bar, eatery, concept store and live-music venue. Occupying a string of atmos…
Bar in Ragusa

Prima Classe

Off the tourist trail, Prima Classe is where the ragusani play. A slick, on-point mix of concrete floors and designer Spanish lighting, it's a cafe, bar and art space in one, with rotating exhibitions, regular live …
Wine Bar in Syracuse

Solaria Vini & Liquori

A wonderfully old-school enoteca (wine shop), with rows of rustic wooden tables and dark bottles lined up on floor-to-ceiling shelves. Stop by for a glass of wine or two, well paired with vino-friendly bites includi…
Wine Bar in Modica

Rappa Enoteca

High ceilings, antique mouldings and vintage tiled floors create a delightful backdrop at this atmospheric enoteca in the upper town. Daily offerings, handwritten on butcher's paper, include thoughtfully chosen Sici…
Bar in Syracuse


Hidden away in a flamboyant baroque courtyard, sultry Barcollo lures with its fresh flowers, flickering tealights and chi-chi outdoor deck. Aperitivo is served daily between 7pm and 10pm (there's an aperitivo buffet…
Cafe in Syracuse

Biblios Cafè

This beloved bookshop-cafe organises a whole range of cultural activities, including wine-tasting, literary readings, creative workshops and language courses. It's also a great place to drop in any time of day, for …
Bar in Syracuse


With outdoor seating in the adjacent alley, cool-kid Clandestino bar serves a vast array of beers along with a decent selection of wines.
Cafe in Syracuse

Movimento Centrale

This hip little cafe-cum-bike-shop serves drinks, juices and healthy snacks, and offers a 10% discount to people who arrive by bike.
Bar in Syracuse

Bar San Rocco

The smoothest bar on the square, San Rocco is a popular spot for early evening aperitivi (complete with bountiful bar snacks) and cocktails late into the night. The main action is outside on the vivacious piazzetta,…
Cafe in Syracuse

Gran Caffè del Duomo

Yes, it's touristy, but few cafes offer a view as breathtaking as this one. Slap bang on one of Italy's most beautiful squares, it's a fetching spot for a lazy afternoon vino or spritz. Stick to the drinks – you'll …