The 10 Best Bars In Padua, Italy

Evangelos Tsirmpas

Padua was established in the 12th century B.C. and is one of the oldest Italian cities. The rich history of Padua is reflected in its every corner. Visitors won’t be disappointed by the nightlife either, with these dynamic bars.

Prato della Valle at night, Padua

1. Q-Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Italian

Located in Vicolo dei Dotto street, this stylish lounge bar restaurant offers more than enough reasons to be visited. The interior design is fascinating, with changing colors and lights. Here, the music is interesting and vivid. You can visit Q-Bar for professional meetings, in order to enjoy a great dinner or just dance until the late hours.

2. Bar Ottoemezzo

Bar, Pub Grub, Italian

Piano music
Courtesy of Bar Ottoemezzo
This is a highly recommended bar in Padua, equally worth a visit to grab a bite (try the sandwiches), enjoy lunch or a drink. The staff is quick, friendly and well-informed about the menu, which is frequently changing.

3. Ex

Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Pub Grub

Ex is a small and friendly wine bar in Padua. Come by to enjoy the great music, the frequently scheduled acoustic live shows and the live DJ sets. The wine menu is extensive, and you could also opt for a vodka or a cocktail.

4. Zanellato Lounge Cafe

Bar, Cafe, Nightclub, Pub Grub, Italian

Aperitivo Hugo
Courtesy of Bar Ottoemezzo
If you want to dive into the student nightlife, dancing all night long under loud music, this is undoubtedly your place. Amazing drinks, dynamic parties, large crowds of young people having fun… what else could do you possibly need to be convinced to visit on a Friday night out in Padua?

5. Al Buscaglione

Bar, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, Italian

Al Buscaglione offers a warm atmosphere, which is perfect for a lunch break with friends or a drink at night. This wine bar is characterized by its elegance and modern character, with a wide range of tastes, wines and beers.

6. Vanity Lounge Cafe

Bar, Cafe, Pub Grub, Italian

Amazing tastes
Courtesy of Bar Ottoemezzo
Vanity Lounge Cafe is a great place for drinks and appetizers in the city of Padua. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is hospitable. Try the excellent cocktails.

7. Corner Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Italian

This friendly place is in Padua’s center. It is known for its special owners Stephen and Conrad and the excellent fresh sandwiches they prepare. There’s a nice atmosphere at this authentic, local haunt.

8. Lia Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Italian

Italian red wine
© Randy OHC/WikiCommons
This spot is an excellent small and traditional bar in Padua, open from very early in the morning until late at night. It serves exceptional dishes, from salads and meatballs to grilled meats and sandwiches. Accompany this with a beer or Italian wine. The music here is not intense. So, Lia Bar is preferred by those who’d avoid dancing all night long and instead want to grab a bite while drinking and talking with friends.

9. Il Ventinove

Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Pub Grub

Il Ventinove is a classy wine bar in Via Guido Reni, ideal for wine lovers. Here there is an interesting selection of drinks and dishes as well as a peaceful atmosphere with a large number of tables outside.

10. Bar Principe

Bar, Cafe, Italian, Pub Grub

This cafe bar is recommended for lunch (try the pasta dishes) as well as for an aperitif wine. It attracts mainly young visitors and offers tables outside, if the weather allows it.

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