The Best Bars in Vomero, Naples

Photo of Michelle Schmid
3 November 2016

Get ready to explore an exciting variety of bars perfect for taking in a football game, hanging out with friends or just having a good drink. The Vomero neighborhood in Naples has a distinct selection of excellent pubs and bars to satisfy any traveler’s thirst and leave visitors with unforgettable memories of this raucous southern city. Here’s our top picks for an evening drink while you’re in the area.

Glass of Guinness | ©Tiberiu Ana/Flickr

L’Oca Nera Irish Pub

A taste of Ireland right in the heart of Italy, with hearty beers and hearty sandwiches to contrast the pizza and pasta that are usually around. L’Oca Nera brings its customers the dark wood and cozy community of a true Irish pub, notably not failing to cover the walls with numerous posters depicting Guinness and its slogans. This pub is a fantastic spot for a good time bonding with friends and making memories to last, whether that be a visit after a day at the beach or the start of a night on the town in earnest.

Hades Live Music Pub

For music lovers, Hades offers an exciting opportunity to grab a pint of good beer with friends and listen to music performed live. The bar features a variety of beers on tap, including Dragon Pale Ale and Guinness. Head to the adjoining room for live concerts primarily featuring rock music and cover bands. The bar’s atmosphere is a bit more new age in comparison to many of the pubs in the surrounding neighborhood, offering a nice change from the typical UK-style English joints that are present. Whether dancing or having a drink with the gang, Hades is definitely a great space for a fun night.

Bar at Hades | Courtesy of Hades Live Music Bar

Penny Black Pub

Penny Black Pub is the place to go to feel at home while traveling Naples. The bar is cozy and in the dim yet warm lighting visitors will encounter vintage images of England. Overall, the ambiance exudes a classy and comfortable feel that goes well with the wide selection of beers on tap, including favorites from Germany, Ireland, England, and Belgium. There are also rotating taps for craft beers, so guests to this bar can feel free to explore a diversity of tastes.

Belgium beer | © Daniel Farrell/Flickr

Hickory Pub

For delicious food to accompany favorite Irish beers, check out Hickory Pub, which is a basement bar with a real feel for Ireland. The portions of the food here are impressively large, so visitors won’t go hungry while drinking the delicious beer available. Hickory Pub tends to feature live music to create a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere. Guinness is written all over this bar, and sports often provide a backing track.

German beer | ©Glen Scarborough/Flickr

Herr Daniel

With a large selection of Bavarian and Belgian beers, this bar has all the feel of a German beer hall. Herr Daniel is a fun and classy venue to get a drink with friends and enjoy good company. Visitors can also delve into the large variety of international beers that come by the bottle to find the perfect drink to accompany the delicious selection of meat and international dishes on the menu. For those looking to get a breath of fresh air or relax outside, Herr Daniel also has a patio available.

Scottish pub | © Ronald Saunders/Flickr

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law, a Scottish pub slightly reminiscent of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter, boasts dark wood interior and a super friendly vibe. Visitors can explore a large variety of different foods, very similar to American style bars. On the other hand, the bar has a nice selection of beer to choose from, including Rochefort and Kasteel. While definitely a local favorite, Murphy’s Law is a bit away from the main road, so travelers may need to search just a little for its unassuming, Olde Worlde entrance.


A welcoming atmosphere greets guests from the moment they step into this pub. McCool’s is a friendly and inviting bar that Vomero’s inhabitants love because of the kind staff and quality food produced. The pub has a rather English interior of dark wood tables and booths, but also supports a covered beer garden outside, perfect for enjoying one or two of the great beers available on tap. Internationally friendly, McCool’s is a lively space to enjoy a game of football on the TV, or hang with friends at the end of the day.

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