After a whole day of activity, you’re probably looking for a good place to either party the night away or watch the beautiful blue waves lap against Positano’s soft, sandy shores. Fret not, for we have just the guide for you - read on to discover some of Positano’s best night spots!
1. Music on the Rocks
Music on the Rocks has been around for 40 years and is the only nightclub in Positano. Positioned strategically on a cliff edge terrace, patrons get a good view of Spiaggia Grande Beach. One can literally dance the night away inside the cave. What’s more, Music on the Rocks’ dance floor starts to get hyped around 1 am and runs all the way till 4 am. Patrons are typically well-dressed, as the dress policy is rather strict, so do remember to suit up.
Music on the Rocks
Address: Via grotte dell'incanto, Positano
Website: Music on the Rocks
2. Buca Di Bacco
Indulge in a sumptuous meal as you take in the beautiful view of the beach. The restaurant at Hotel Buca DI Bacco became the dining destination of choice for visitors exploring the Amalfi Coast, and for good reason. The chefs are said to be experienced and the servers, attentive.
A recent review commented that their octopus salad with raw artichokes a was hit, and so was the homemade pasta. According to previous diners, it is simply a must to order the restaurant’s delicious seafood, as well.
Buca Di Bacco
Address: Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Website: Buca Di Bacco
3. Al Palazzo at the Hotel Palazzo Murat
Palazzo Murat is home to the Al Palazzo Restaurant, which, similar to the abovementioned Buca Di Bacco, offers an appealing night view of the sea and rooftops in Positano. Its courtyard setting is the perfect ambience for a romantic dinner out. Apart from its delectable dinner mains, such as their pasta, served with lobster and their sea bass fillet, their Caprese salad is said to be delicious, as well. To top it off, the restaurant offers an impressive selection of wines - about 400 international and local labels in total.
According to previous diners, it is wise to opt for the eight-course meal, which comes with wine pairings that enhance the flavour of your meal.
Al Palazzo at the Hotel Palazzo Murat
Address: Via dei Mulini, 23, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
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4. Next 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar
This Michelin star restaurant is often recommended for its attractive outdoor terrace, open concept kitchen, wine bar and casual atmosphere. The restaurant specialises in fish and seafood and is the perfect place for an after-dinner drink. Next 2 concocts flavourful cocktails, with Mediterranean herbs, coastal citrus fruit and spices from around the world, to achieve unique flavours.
Not a cocktail person? Fret not. Next 2’s wine selection definitely will not disappoint, with both small wineries and international labels available for purchase. The wait staff are also said to bring wine samples to your table before you invest in a full glass.
Next 2 Restaurant and Bar
Address: Address via Pasitea 242, 84017 Positano
Website: Next 2 Restaurant and Bar
5. Africana Famous Club
Built into a cave, Africana is one of the hottest destinations if you’re looking for a good time in Positano. Even though the club is said to play African style music, it also plays the latest hits to attract the crowds. The modern club organizes several music events, playing different genres of music to appeal to a varied audience of partygoers. International artists have also performed at the club, namely Tom Boxer, Nicola Fasano and Queen.
If you are intending to head down to the club, it might be good to go on Ladies Night, when the entrance is free for ladies, all night long. Additionally, the club offers shuttle services from designated spots in Positano. Do note that the shuttle service must be booked in advance. Guests may contact Africana at +39 331 5330612 to avoid disappointment.
Considering that this a club, the spirits are priced reasonably at 10-15 EUR (11.61-17.41 USD), so you will not have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet.
Africana Famous Club
Address: Via Terramare, 2, 84010 Praiano SA, Italy
Website: Africana Famous Club
6. Caffe Positano
Nestled in the heart of Positano, Caffè Positano overlooks the sea, with stunning views of the famous Spiaggia Grande and the Amalfi Coast. The dining establishment uses only fresh ingredients and is known for their fish and seafood specialities, brought in by local fishermen, daily. Caffe Positano also features a wide range of national and local wines, including flavours from Campania and Tuscany, as well as a generous assortment of liquors of the Amalfi coast, such as limoncello, lemon cream and fennel.
Address: Via Pasitea, 168/170, 84017 Positano
Website: Caffe Positano
7. Franco's Bar
A loft-style, al-fresco bar, overlooking the sea, Franco’s bar is a drinking establishment suitable for friends, lovers and family alike. The bar has an old fashioned menu of cocktails, spirits and bubbly, so go ahead and pick your poison. The contemporary bar is adorned with a unique collection of art, including an eye-catching neo-Baroque fountain inspired by an artist’s sketch, a pair of lamps inspired by marine animals and a beach bar string curtain decorated with Venetian glass beads.
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 30, 8401, Positano
Website: Franco’s Bar
The photogenic town of Positano
Crowned as the Amalfi Coast’s most photogenic and expensive town, Positano boasts vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in vibrant shades and hues. Its streets are just as beautiful, lined with steep steps, flanked by wisteria-draped hotels, swanky restaurants and fashionable retailers.
A look around its landscape is good enough to put you in a holiday mood, so don’t forget to stop by Positano while you’re visiting the Amalfi Coast!
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