The Best Bars in Naples, Italy

From local wine bars to chic cocktail dens, Naples has plenty of welcoming spots for a drink
From local wine bars to chic cocktail dens, Naples has plenty of welcoming spots for a drink | © Peter Horree / Alamy Stock Photo
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24 August 2020

Whether you’re looking for chilled drinks in the afternoon sun, pre-dinner aperitivi spots or chic cocktail joints, rest assured that the lively bar scene in Naples can provide. We’ve asked our local insiders for their top recommendations.

Cammarota Spritz

Bar, Italian
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If there’s a bar that captures the very essence of Naples, it’s Cammarota Spritz, on the edge of the city’s vibrant Spanish Quarters (Quartieri Spagnoli). This student go-to serves inexpensive but good local white wine and plays host to a troupe of affable regulars who spend long afternoons engaged in lively discussion about the latest football results. They’re also usually the first to start dancing once the sun goes down – stick around for evening fun. Recommended by local insider Matt Barker

Drogheria Fiorelli

Bar, Italian, $$$
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There has been a small explosion of chic wine bars in the city of late, concentrated around the Chiaia neighbourhood. With its on-trend post-industrial decor and appealingly elegant small-eats menu, Drogheria Fiorelli is a standout. Come for elegant weekday evening drinks, or embrace the weekend crowd for a livelier night out. Alternatively, pop by the morning after for its famously good brunch. Recommended by local insider Matt Barker

La Fesseria

Bar, Cocktails, $$$
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Step off the tourist trail with a visit to this secret city centre hotspot, tucked away behind the Gesù Vecchio. La Fesseria is an unpretentious, relaxed bar known for its brilliant cocktails and aperitivi, drawing a lively and diverse local crowd. For a memorable date night, make this your pre-dinner stop and embrace the Italian aperitivo drinking tradition. Recommended by local insider Debbie Oakes

Fonoteca

Bar, Craft Ale Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, $$$
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Fonoteca is just around the corner from the Vanvitelli underground, so if you find yourself in Vomero, this bar-cum-cafe-cum-music shop is the place for a relaxed drink or two. Thumb through the vinyl records on offer while sipping your cocktail (be warned though, you’ll never feel this cool again), or stop off for a bite to eat from the excellent, reasonably priced, locally inspired menu. Recommended by local insider Debbie Oakes

L'Antiquario

Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, $$$
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You’ll have to ring the doorbell to gain entrance to this seafront speakeasy, which has a 1920s vibe – in the best possible way. Think smooth jazz playing in the background, a tasteful coming together of art nouveau and modern influences and a cocktail menu that will satisfy even the serious connoisseur. Whether you’re into the classics or looking for something more contemporary, you’ll be glued to the show the house mixologists put on as they do their thing. Recommended by local insider Debbie Oakes

These recommendations were updated on August 24, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.