Evenings in Positano are spent by the sea with an aperitivo in hand, especially when you've spent the day lounging on the beach or strolling through friendly shops. Lavish hotels, cosy espresso bars, and raging nightclubs make Positano a great nightlife retreat on the Amalfi Coast.

    Whether you fancy a relaxing night with views of the Amalfi Coast or dancing to the latest hits, a night in Positano will be one for the ages. Wander through town with a group of your closest friends or chat it up with a stranger. Either way, you are sure to have a memorable night exploring Positano’s diverse nightlife scene.


    Buca di Bacco

    Have an enchanting night on the beach

    La Buca di Bacco has been a staple of Positano nightlife for generations. Nestled along Spiaggia Grande, the hotel and restaurant grew to fame as an artist’s haven and celebrity hot spot. With such enchanting views of the sea, it’s no wonder this former tavern has remained a favourite among visitors to Positano.

    If you stay at the hotel, the sound of crashing waves creates a relaxed atmosphere outside your balcony. Enjoy a lavish dinner as the waiters and chefs provide impeccable service. The stylish décor inside the restaurant heightens the charm as you're treated to views of the sparkling lights of Positano. Visit the downstairs wine bar after dinner to enjoy one of the liveliest late-night hangouts in town.

    Location: Via Rampa, Salita Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Phone: +39 089 875699


    photo by Jorge Royan (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified


    Le Sirenuse

    Have champagne or a cocktail on the cliffside terrace

    With its 5-star service, an evening at Le Sirenuse is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated the next morning. The chic hotel first opened in 1951 when a group of siblings converted their summer home into a stylish getaway for vacationers. Le Sirenuse has remained family-operated to this day. 

    Picturesque views of the sea in each room provide guests with an unforgettable stay. Stop by one of the beautiful terraces for drinks overlooking the sea and bask in the hotel’s intimate ambience. Aldo’s Champagne Bar & Seafood Grill offers an exquisite assortment of champagnes, cocktails, wines and spirits, paired expertly with delicacies from the sea. Decorated with bright flowers and lemon trees, the Pool Bar offers a sensory experience not to be missed.

    Location: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Phone: +39 089 875066


    photo by Curt Smith (CC BY 2.0) modified


    L’alternativa – Cocktail Bar on the Pier

    Gaze at the stars and soak up the seaside ambience

    L’alternativa is excellent for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy the company of welcoming staff. Positioned alongside the water, the quaint cocktail bar offers a fun, local vibe in Positano. The shack doubles as a kiosk during the day but transforms into a lively scene after sunset. What L’alternativa lacks in luxury, it makes up for with a memorable night of new friends and unbeatable value.

    Pull up a seat, drink L’Albertissimo or Limoncello and relish one of Positano’s best vantage points. Sipping on cocktails beside the sea, admiring the full moon, and listening to soothing tunes is the epitome of a relaxing evening in Positano.

    Location: 84017 Positano, Province of Salerno, Italy


    photo by Jorge Royan (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified


    La Zagara

    Enjoy a beloved terrace with delicious pastries

    La Zagara offers charming night views and tasty desserts for after-dinner crowds in Positano. The seaside terrace is decorated with flowers and citrus fruits, creating a pleasant setting. Established in 1950, it grew into a local (and visitor) favourite for delectable desserts.

    The staff use ingredients sourced from various parts of the Amalfi Coast. A must-try is the Torta Zagara, which is made with chocolate and tangerine syrup. Homemade pastries, sponge cakes, refreshing granitas and flavourful jams are also part of La Zagara's extensive menu. 

    Location: Piazza dei Mulini, 10, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +39 089 875964


    Music On The Rocks

    Dance the night away on the edge of a cliff

    Music On The Rocks is a hot place to bust a move in Positano. Partiers are greeted with a glorious view overlooking Spiaggia Grande, while music blares throughout this cliffside nightclub. The 2-level dance venue hosts world-renowned artists to entertain the energetic crowds. Make sure to dress appropriately for the party as a strict dress code applies.

    Electronic music and neon lights permeate throughout the cave-inspired club late into the night. The party carries on until 4am every night – you’ll need every ounce of energy to keep up with the local crowd. It’s among the most entertaining spots in Positano for a night on the dance floor.

    Location: via Grotte dell'incanto 51, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    Open: Daily from 11.30 pm to 4 am

    Phone: +39 089 875874

    Daniel Grenier | Contributing Writer

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