5 hottest bars in Brindisi
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
An exclusive club/restaurant, Gibo is Puglia’s VIP venue. Open to the public for just 35 days a year in July and August (but available throughout the year for private hire), it brings sophistication and style to the coast of Otranto. Its stunning cliff-face location combines with a natural cave, or grotto, at the base of the cliff, where the sandy floor and ambient lighting create a unique, secluded atmosphere. International artists play at the club nightly, with DJs rocking the coolest beats until dawn.
Litoranea Santa Maria di Leuca Otranto, 73034 Ciolo, Gagliano del Capo
Tel: 00 39 0833 548 979 www.gibo.it
For lively nights
As its name translates as ‘nobody sleeps’, you’d be right to think that Nessun Dorma is a place to party through the night. With live DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s a unique venue in the centre of Bari, where people come to enjoy dinner or drinks before heading to the Petruzzelli Theatre next door, or to get their dancing shoes on. Happy hour runs from 7-9pm, so get there in time to get a great deal on your favourite drink.
Via Fiume 3, 70121, Bari, Italy
Tel: 00 39 2269 4255 www.nessundormabari.it
Tel: 00 32 81154455 www.samsarabeach.it
Samsara Beach Club
For wild nights
If you love a beach party, Samsara is the hangout for you! Soak up the sun on the beach of Gallipoli to the sound of slick summer beats by day, and as night falls get ready to party hard. DJs blast out house music and the latest tunes, while an amazing lighting system makes for a magical atmosphere. Watch as unique acts provide entertainment and you sip your favourite drink, whether it be a minty Mojito or a magnum of Champagne.
Localita' Baia Verde, Zona Lidi, 73014, Gallipoli
Tel: 00 39 083 130 1709 www.caffecavour.it
A trendy bar with an unusual setting, Caffé Cavour is located in the town of Ostuni. High ceilings, white walls and elegant furniture create an air of sophistication, but head down the stairs and you’ll find a cave dating back to 1100, once used as an underground oil mill. A cool escape from scorching Italian summers, it’s a great place to sip on cocktails and local wines while enjoying traditional cuisine, until the early hours. There’s live jazz too, either al fresco or in the comfort of the cave.
Caffé Cavour, 5 Corso Cavour, Ostuni
Tel: 00 39 0833 263 499 www.blancgallipoli.com
Blanc Café and Living Store
Get on it in the Old Town
Relaxed sophistication is the name of the game in this beautiful bar in the little island town of Gallipoli. It exudes the charm of old palazzos with its vaulted ceilings and rich décor, displayed in an eclectic mix of sofas and accessories. The cocktail list ranges from classics such as the Singapore Sling to local creations like the Spritz Salentino, which can be sipped alongside a list of delicious desserts. Whether you choose to sit inside or out, the ambience is unforgettable.
Via XXIV Maggio, Centro Storico, 73014 Gallipoli