Terrazza Bar Al Ponte
Starting as a wine bar at the beginning of the twentieth century, Terrazza Bar Al Ponte has expanded to become one of the top spots on the city to enjoy a good vintage with a view. The terrace offers beautiful views over Ponte Pietra and has been reconstructed to look like the upper deck of a ship, making it seem like you’re enjoying your evening topside. The kitchen is open until 2am, making it the perfect spot for the post-theater crowd.
Terrazza Bar Al Ponte, Via Ponte Piatra, 26, Verona, Italy, +39 045 927 5032
Located on its namesake, Rivamancina is a cosy bar that is not only close to the Teatro Romano but always serves up cocktails for a reasonable price, making it a great pre or post theatre spot. This place also offers great appetizers and an aperitivo buffet with plenty of options. If you’re lucky, you might even hear live music as you wait for the bartender to make your drink.
Rivamancina, Via Quadrelli, 1, Ronco all’Adige VR, Italy, +39 045 594976
Enoteca Segreta Di Poli Luigi
Difficult to find, but worth the search, Enoteca Segreta is a wine bar serving fine wines and local dishes. Tucked away between Piazza Bra and Piazza Erbe, you can choose to sit either on the front deck or downstairs in the cellar. Ask the waiter for a wine suggestions.
Enoteca Segreta, Vicolo Samaritana, 10, Verona, Italy, +39 045 801 5824
Although Il Campidoglio may seem like a quiet place to grab a glass of wine, it caters to all sort of crowds. Serving up Caribbean style cocktails accompanied by a small buffet of snacks. There is often live music playing on one side of the bar, but there is also a quiet side where you can enjoy a more low-key atmosphere. Try the gnocchetti with pistachio and almond pesto.
Piazetta Tirabosco 4, Verona, 37121 Verona, Italy, +39 045 591 059
M27 is a trendy bar serving up pizza and cocktails. Styled by French designer Philip Starck, the facilities have live music room decked out with contemporary paintings. Especially popular among younger Veronesi. This place also prepares its famous Club Sandwich Molto Sfiziosi, served with french fries.
M27, Via G Mazzini, 27, Verona, Italy, +39 045 803 4242
Open since 1901, Caffè Filippini has a long history of serving drinks to the Veronese people. Be sure to try the signature drink, the Filippini cocktail, made with vermouth, gin and lemon poured over ice. Drinks are made strong, so feel free to order something off their daily menu to keep you grounded.
Caffè Filippini, Piazza Erbe 26, Verona, Italy, + 39 045 800 4549
Alter Ego Club
After opening in 1989, Alter Ego has become well regarded across Europe as a destination for fantastic DJ sets and dancing the night away in a small intimate setting. If you need more liquid courage before getting your groove on, ask one of the bartenders to make you something to help you get on the dance floor.
Alter Ego Club, Via Torricelle, 9, Verona, Italy, +39 045 915130
Want to enjoy a cocktail on a dance floor overlooking the Torricelle area,then Piper is the answer. For those with children, this location also offers a small soccer pitch as well as a play area. Try the pizza as it is not to be missed.
Piper, Via Torricelle, 7 A, Verona, Italy, +39 045 830 9353
Le Cantine de l’Arena
For visitors to Verona with an affinity for jazz, Le Cantine de l’Arena is a must for listening to live jazz music while sipping on local wines. Located near the Arena, Le Cantine is also a birreria, specializing in beers and Neapolitan pizzas. Check out their website to see which artist is playing the next gig.
Le Cantine de l’Arena, Piazzetta Scalette Rubiani, 1, Verona, Italy, +39 045 803 2849
Antica Bottega del Vino
Antica Bottega del Vino offers an array of wine from the Veneto region as well as a selection from all over Europe. With historical roots starting in the 16th century, the Bottega has been under management of the Amarone Famigly since 2011, who have made it their goal to serve quality wines and foods, making this a great spot for either drinks or dinner, or both.
Antica Bottega del Vino, Via Scudo di Francia, 3, Verona, Italy, +39 045 800 4535