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The Best Bars In Assisi, Italy

The Best Bars In Assisi, Italy

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Updated: 13 November 2016
Known as a peaceful hillside town in Italy’s beautiful region of Umbria, Assisi is a spiritual center that has plenty to offer – including a number of excellent places to sample the locally produced wines and beers. Here’s our guide to the best bars in Assisi.

Bibienda Assisi Wine Bar

Bibienda Assisi Wine Bar is a cozy space dedicated to providing customers with a top-notch experience. Owner Nila Halun is an extremely knowledgeable sommelier and educates patrons about the history, culture and tradition of the wines they choose. Bibienda stocks both local wines and wines from all over the world. Some of the local Umbrian favorites include reds from Assisi, whites from Orvieto and the ever-popular Montefalco Rosso.

Address and telephone number: Via Nepis, 9, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 815 5176

Umami Beer

Step into Umami Beer and it may feel as if you have temporarily left Italy for the United States. There are drink options galore at Umami, with a seemingly never-ending list of craft beers – both by the bottle and on tap. On top of that, the kitchen prepares gourmet hamburgers made with high-grade meats, such as Kobe beef. To satisfy the vegetarian customer, options such as the eggplant burger will hit the spot.

Address and telephone number: Via Los Angeles, 145, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, Italy, +39 392 204 3500

Penny Lane Tavern

Located down the hill from the city center of Assisi in neighboring Santa Maria degli Angeli, Penny Lane Tavern is a friendly neighborhood pub that combines good food and drink with a convivial atmosphere. Penny Lane takes its inspiration from the medieval taverns of England that brought together people of all ages and classes. On tap, customers can choose from options like the blonde Bitburger Pils and the Dragoon Strong Ale, which packs quite the punch at 10% ABV!

Address and telephone number: Via G. Becchetti, 61/b, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 804 0753

Finnegan Tavern

Finnegan Tavern is a unique spot featuring small rooms and walls made of stone. The highlight on the menu here is the pizza, which is made with soy flour that results in a super thin and crispy crust. The low prices make Finnegan Tavern an excellent option for a respite in Assisi‘s old town.

Address and telephone number: Via del Torrione, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 816873

Il Birreto

Il Birreto is an establishment which focuses on local artisan beers. Those looking for a bite to eat can order a hamburger – pick a choice of meat (such as the locally sourced beef) and then add toppings. The French fries are accompanied by a spicy sauce for your dipping pleasure.

Address and telephone number: Via del Torrione 7, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 813141

A Casa di Bacco Wine Bar

A Casa di Bacco Wine Bar is conveniently located in the heart of Assisi, the perfect spot to stop and partake in some of the best the Umbrian region has to offer. The local wines, meats and cheeses here are reasonably priced and there is a superb selection. Make sure to try tartufo, or truffle – the fungi that is a staple ingredient in this part of Italy.

Address and telephone number: Via Giotto 8, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 812476

Enoteca Mazzini

Enoteca Mazzini is a wine connoisseur’s paradise. The mission of Enoteca Mazzini is to discover the smaller producers of the highest quality wines in the region and sell their products in store in the center of Assisi. Take part in one of the wine tastings, as the staff do a fantastic job of explaining these local wines and their esoteric flavors to customers.

Address and telephone: Viale Mazzini, 16, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 816 383