9 Best Things To Do In Ancona, Italy, At Night

things to do in Ancona at night

Ancona might not seem attractive when you first set eyes on it, but there is more to see and do here than meets the eyes. From fun pubs and restaurants to exciting piazzas, there is plenty to do here and at night, Ancona has an extra special charm. Read on to discover the 9 best things to do in Ancona, Italy, at night and start planning your evening itinerary!

1. Donegal Irish Pub

Donegal Irish Pub has very good service and it is a nice place to have a good time in Ancona. It is an awesome Irish bar that serves amazing cocktails. It’s an informal atmosphere with fast service and sometimes has live music. It’s a great place to stop in if you just want a beer, or you can have dinner and dessert here, too. They have a nice selection of beer on tap. This pub has been here in Ancona for many years and is a bit of an institution, well known to locals of all ages.

Donegal Irish Pub

Address: Via Carlo Simeoni, 6, 60122 Ancona AN, Italy

Website: Donegal Irish Pub (in Italian)

2. Bar Torino

Posted by Bar Torino Ancona on Monday, 7 March 2016

Bar Torino is a local bit of history, with great cocktails and aperitifs. Highly recommended to tourists, it is a historical bar and a must-visit place, at night. They also serve good hot chocolate and espresso, from their historic Faema E61 coffee machine. You can grab both hot and cold snacks here.

Bar Torino

Address: Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 49, 60121 Ancona AN, Italy

Facebook: Bar Torino

3. Liberty Cocktail Lounge

Liberty Cocktail Lounge is located down an alley but it is very atmospheric. It features professional, attentive service and the waiters here can give good advice as to which cocktails to choose. The cocktails are served with snacks and are reasonably priced. Fabio, the bartender is a great resource for those looking for a good wine and he is very knowledgeable. This is the most elegant cocktail bar in Ancona, so do check it out if you’re looking for a classy night out, with friends.

Liberty Cocktail Lounge

Address: Via Traffico 7, 60122 Ancona AN, Italy

Facebook: Liberty Cocktail Lounge

4. La Taverna del Monaco

La Taverna del Monaco features spectacular meat dishes, as well as warm and friendly staff. They have a great selection of craft beer and tasty Angus beef. They focus on large portions for reasonable prices. The environment is a bit spartan but very clean and it is a nice and friendly place. There is also a great selection of homemade bitters here, so do make sure to ask for a recommendation.

La Taverna del Monaco

Address: Nei pressi dell Uci Cinema, Via Dottor Sandro Totti, 4, 60131 Ancona AN, Italy

Facebook: La Taverna del Monaco

5. King Edward

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The King Edward has cheap vodka and the perfect atmosphere and it’s a very nice place to have an aperitif in the square. From Thursday to Saturday it is usually full and they have friendly and welcoming staff with fantastic cocktails. This is the place to go after dinner for an aperitif with friends. The Apericena is ideal if you want something for between dinner and your drinks. They have a good range of local cocktails and appetizers.

King Edward

Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, 18, 60100 Ancona AN, Italy

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6. Gasoline Road Bar

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Posted by Gasoline Road Bar Ancona on Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Gasoline Road Bar is full of good people and a great selection of beers. It’s the perfect place to hang out with your friends and try some of their delicious fries and other snacks, all for a good price. The decor is well chosen and is built to look like an American garage. They have many beers on tap and a large choice of cocktails, as well. You can even try beers produced by the owner.

Gasoline Road Bar

Address: Via Lauro Rossi, 10, 60128 Ancona AN, Italy

Facebook: Gasoline Road Bar

7. Osteria della Piazza

Posted by Osteria della Piazza on Monday, 15 December 2014

The Osteria della Piazza is a place with excellent pizza and impeccable service. They also have a great selection of meat and fish dishes. It’s a welcoming environment with friendly staff. It can be a bit noisy and crowded but that’s just a testament to how popular it is. Check them out if you want some Italian pizza during your trip.

Osteria della Piazza

Address: Piazza Ugo Bassi, 14, 60127 Ancona AN, Italy

Website: Osteria della Piazza (in Italian)

8. Santa Monica

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Posted by Santa Monica on Thursday, 6 July 2017

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Posted by Santa Monica on Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Santa Monica has very nice staff and excellent quality food. Check out their live music and themed evenings for some local, colorful atmosphere. They also feature quality cocktails and a wide selection of draft beer. Full of well equipped, young staff who are polite and friendly, they’ll be sure to recommend you something if you’re not sure what to get. Highly recommended for a dinner or for afterward. Check them out on Wednesday night if you’re looking for some karaoke!

Santa Monica

Address: Via Cameranense, SNC, 60131 Ancona AN, Italy

Website: Santa Monica (in Italian)

9. Trattoria da Nordio

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Trattoria da Nordio is a local place - cozy with fast and friendly service. The dishes here are plentiful and exceptionally good with a very homemade character. People often choose the full menu and it is all quite affordable. It is an unpretentious but rewarding place and a classic trattoria with good prices and hearty meals. This is a good choice if you’re looking for a casual dining atmosphere with friends or family.

Trattoria da Nordio

Address: Via S. Martino, 25A, 60122 Ancona AN, Italy

Website: Trattoria da Nordio (in Italian)

What to do next?

Il porto di Ancona
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Wondering what to do next? Well, pack your bags! If you’ve come to the end of this list, you’ll be sure to have plenty of ideas of what to do during a trip to Ancona and the fun doesn’t end at night! So get that ticket and plan your nights in Ancona!

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