Birreria Hofbrauhaus is a German brew pub and is located a few meters away from the main square of the city, Piazza De Ferrari. The brewery and pub, specializes in fine Bavarian draught beers such as Urbock, Dunkel, Festbier and Oktoberfestbier. The ambiance of the pub is typical German, and has a large bar with German style furnishing. On the menu are traditional German dishes, like German Pretzels, Bavarian Curry Wurstel and Smoked Salami’s, which visitors can enjoy with beer.
A former classy night club, this is now a disco in a round building, looking over the sea. The large windows would make this a great place during the day, but it only opens at night when it offers restaurant service and a disco later on. The music is mainly commercial, with 70s revival evenings, and it attracts a diverse crowd looking for a fun time.
By day this place dominates the beach with its umbrellas and sun beds. By night it is transformed into a vivacious club. Estoril Beach Club offers two dance floors and the music keeps playing till wee hours of the night here. One dance floor is under the stars, great for those warm summer nights, the other is inside. You can also go shopping by night in the well organized shopping area or have an aperitif on the terrace and eat a pizza or dine at the private restaurant, which is open till midnight.
The Count Basie Jazz Club is the hub of all jazz-related activities in Genoa. The cave-like ambiance is done in hues of beige with warm, yellow bulbs lighting up the seating area. From Thursday to Sunday, international and national jazz artists perform on a stage that is well-equipped with a grand piano, bass and drum kit. A tiny gallery at the back hosts artworks of locals. Check the website for a list of upcoming events and details.
Les Barriques is a popular wine bar in town. It has an old worldly charm to it with its period decor. The major highlight of the bar is its wide variety of whiskies, rum and wines. Here visitors can enjoy international premium cocktails, excellent selection of wines and champagnes, and a huge choice of rums from all over the world. Drinks can be enjoyed along with bar food like Bruschetta and Fassona burgers.
Les Rouges Cucina & Cocktails pampers your palate with scrumptious Italian delicacies as you dine here. Besides the local specialties, you can devour delectable French dishes as well. The delicious menu is followed by an impressive list of beverages. Pair your meal with fine wines or choose from their signature cocktails, this restaurant has a lot to offer. Housed inside a heritage structure, this restaurant has a beautiful painted ceiling and the interiors have a classy décor, making this a great spot to enjoy a meal with someone special.
To understand the pub scenario in Genoa, you have to visit this bar in Piazza delle Erbe. It is a very popular place with young boys and girls. You will find them hanging around the bar on Fridays and having fun, drinking cocktails or beer with groups of friends. The restaurant offers great finger foods with excellent collection of cocktails, but the main attraction of the place is beer. The pub 28 Erbe is an ideal place to have parties or chill out with friends, but you can even spend a romantic and cozy evening with your partner.
If you desire enjoying an aperitif in the historical center of Genoa, where one can feel the city come to life, you can’t go wrong with Trigaio. This bar, although it has been open for only a few years, is in fact one of the most popular in Piazza delle Erbe. The festive tables are spread all over the square at every hour during the day and far into the night. The Trigaio is therefore at your disposal also at lunch, with a high quality Ligurian cuisine, as well as for after dinner, when it serves as a pleasant stop on the journey through the lively alleys, which natives of Genoa call caruggi.
Located in one of the few spacious squares in the historic centre, this bar relies largely on its outside tables, in winter covered by a gazebo, in summer open to the sky. The interior ceramic decor dates from the first half of the twentieth century, and is really worth a look. The bar is open all day, but is especially busy early evening when the pleasant nature of the spot encourages lingering evenings. At midday sandwiches and light meals are served. Evening drinks come with traditional snacks and nibbles. The regular clientele is a very mixed crowd, including students, as well as the manager of the nearby Palazzo Ducale.
Cafe Il Barbarossa is a historic pub and cafe which is known for its variety of drinks and its cozy ambiance. The pub, which has been around since historic times, is cozy and intimate with its exposed brick walls, arched windows and overall old-world charm. Its varied bar menu, which includes 12 types of tequila, 120 types of cocktails, 77 varieties of rum and 85 kinds of whiskey, is sure to impress. Several types of wine are also available by the glass while the food menu, consisting of a variety of pastas and other traditional Italian dishes, are complemented by the drinks to perfection.