Bars in Bologna: grab a drink in Bologna

You’ve settled in town and you finally have a night off from your mad studying sessions and nothing could be better than grabbing a quick drink, but you don’t want a watered down G&T, maybe you want some fancy mixology, or to find the Best wine bar Bologna. You might also be looking for some Bologna Nightlife to lose all of the uni stress that you’ve built up after finals.

So on this page, you’ll find a list of bars in Bologna, to go and blow off some steam with friends or family. Maybe you’d want to bring the family to see some of the best wine bars Bologna or go party hard at a nightclub with your friends. Whatever the case you’ll find the best bars in Bologna right here — all except for the historical Godot wine bar Bologna that is out of business.

Enjoy our list and let us know if you find some great places to enjoy a drink in Bologna.

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22.30 - 04.00 Everyday

Via Castel Tialto, 6

More of a nightclub than a cocktail venue, Soda Pops will have you dance all night long until you can’t take it anymore.


18.00 - 02.00 Monday, 11.00 - 02.00 Tuesday to Thursday, 11.00 - 03.00 Friday & Saturday, 11.00 - 01.00 Sunday

Via del Borgo di S. Pietro, 1


Restaurant by day, Bar by night. Le Stanze is a great place to start with an aperitivo and then turn it into a dinner.


08.00 - 22.30 Everyday

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 2


Right in the University district of Bologna, Scuderia is a great place to get together with fellow students and meet new friends in the meantime.


23.30 - 04.00 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Via Zamboni, 1


You can’t go out without a plan B, and Kinki is the best plan B you can imagine. Historically one of the most important venues of Bologna, Jimi Hendrix played here.


10.00 - 13.00 — 14.00 - 22.00 Monday, 10.00 -13.00 — 14.00 - 19.00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Plus Events

Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, 18

In the Cassero area, you’ll find the LGBT center that not only offers support for LGBTQ members but also has a great selection of nights. One of the finest Gay bars in Bologna.


18.00 - 01.00 Monday to Thursday, 18.00 - 03.00 Friday & Saturday, Closed on Sunday

Via Montello, 4

Not every night has to be about fancy drinks, sometimes you just need to grab a beer and the Harvest Pub is what you need.


07.15 - 15.00 — 19.15 - 01.00 Monday to Thursday, 07.15 - 15.00 — 19.15 - 02.00 Friday & Saturday, 19.15 - 01.00 Sunday

Via Giuseppe Massarenti, 118

Live Music, cocktails, Burgers and a Gator. Wolf has everything you need for a night to remember.


17.00 - 02.00 Tuesday to Saturday, Closed on Monday & Sunday

Via Belvedere, 4/a

One of the best cocktail bar Bologna, you have to visit Bizarre at least once during your stay.


19.00 - 00.00 Tuesday to Thursday, 18.00 - 02.00 Friday to Saturday, 18.00 - 23.00 Sunday, Closed on Monday

Via Collegio di Spagna, 7B

Tasteful decor and amazing drinks, Very Nice is right as the name says Very Nice. Grab a drink here and let us know what you think.


17.00 - 02.00 Monday to Thursday, 17.00 - 03.00 Friday & Saturday, Closed on Sunday

Via de' Musei, 6

Italian food and exotic cocktails, I mean what else do you want when you’re at a Lounge Bar. The Nu Lounge is an amazing location to start a tasteful evening.