A guide to nightlife in Positano

Positano holidays have always had an edgy reputation thanks to its air of sophisticated cool and its fine architecture. This town along the Neapolitan Riviera has a wide range of nightclubs and other venues to relax and unwind in once the sun starts setting over the Mediterranean sea.

Gaze at the stars at L'Alternativa

A small hut located on the beach mightn’t be everyone’s idea of a good night out, but judging by L’Alternativa’s enthusiastic guests it certainly works for many. The fantastic music that echoes out over the sands and the wide range of drinks served mean you’ll soon get the hang of this unassuming beachside bar. Ask for an Albertissimo cocktail – it’s dynamic.

Sublime elegance at Next 2

You can enjoy a delectable meal or simply have drinks on this bar’s terrace and look out to sea admiring the view. Next 2 is also the place to go and chill out to some cool languid jazz. This bar is open until late, it’s smart, it’s fun and it’s most definitely worth a visit.

Enjoy Happy Hour at la Brezza Net Art Cafe

With a laid-back vibe and dreamy beachside location, la Brezza Net Art Cafe is more than an an average internet cafe. It serves cocktails and snacks, so for bellinis, burgers and friendliness this is a novel way to spend a fun evening on holidays in Positano.

Midnight pleasures at Music on the Rocks

Open from midnight onwards, Music on the Rocks has been a happening place for decades, not least because of its extraordinary location in a cave on a cliff face. The venue has been totally refurbished and is Positano’s most popular dance destination. With its international DJs and light shows, this is the place to head to for an evening of hedonistic pleasures.

Chillin' in a cave at Africana Club

Just a 20-minute drive away from Positano, and well worth the visit, is the Africana Club. Frequented by Hollywood stars and musicians in the 1960s, the club is still going strong in its cave in Praiano. With its glass floor, beautiful lighting design and views out over the sea, this club is still perennially popular.

Basement vibe at ConWinum Club

This centrally located club in Positano is where lots of the locals head to after dark to enjoy some some laid-back jazz and other mellow vibes. By day the place is a friendly cafe, by night the basement becomes a mini-music festival.

Live music at Caffe Positano

At Caffe Positano you can listen to live music from a terrace overlooking the marina. With a free shuttle service from the local hotels and a wonderful chilled vibe, this is one of the best places to come people-watching in Positano.

Timeless charms at Chez Black

People have flocked to Chez Black since 1949 and this popular bar is still wowing the visitors. With its retro bar and old school vibe, Chez Black is a fantastic venue for mid-week drinks as well as live music and visiting DJs.

Chic times at La Pergola & Buca di Bacco

La Pergola & Buca di Bacco is the bar where illustrious visitors to Positano used to frequent back in the days of ‘la dolce vita’. The bar is still very popular, as its situation on the main beach is right in the centre of Positano’s nightlife action, where the views are stunning.

Garden pleasures at La Zagara

Set in a garden full of orange trees and beautiful flowers, La Zagara is a charming place. For some night-time fun with a difference, this garden bar hits the spot. With granitas and ice creams being house specialities, a long cocktail list and nightly live music, the chilled vibe at La Zagara makes it a fantastic place to unwind.