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Top bar recommendations from locals

Wine Bar
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“The oldest historic tavern in Bologna, with a special atmosphere. They only offer wines but you can bring food and eat inside. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bar
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“FICO was born out of a passion for the heritage of Italian agri-food biodiversity. In just one place you can learn about the culture, traditions, and craftsmanship that make Italian food the most famous in the world. Enjoy the experiences we have designed for you every day: tours to explore crops, animals, and factories, classes, multimedia rides, and restaurants.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Did you know that Bologna is famous for Jazz? Yes, this is the place if you want to taste the traditional dishes with a great sound live.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Camera a Sud is a quite place where you can have wine or good cocktails and if you wanna eat they have food as well :)”
  • 31 locals recommend
Florist
“Charming and warm local market, with every kind of traditional food you might wish to buy. Definitely worthy a walk inside it and of course a tasting! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“It is the most know restaurant chain in Italy. Not only restaurant but bar and shop with products from the italian kitchen. Remember the restaurant is inside the book shop.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
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“Wine, drinks and easy foods in a cozy atmosphere. Ruggine became quickly one of the most unconventional bar/restaurant in town. The bartenders and servers are very nice and welcoming. The place is both good for a night out with drinks and for a casual dinner.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Check if it is open before you go, the best is when it is sunny! They do only Vegan food:)”
  • 16 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A grocery store that also have a self service restaurant which serves typical bolognese dishes, great for a lunch break while visiting the city center. Before dining you can also buy some local products from the store”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“the first LGBT center in Italy. Bologna is known for gay rights from the 70's. it's a great historical building near the museum of modern art in a recently rennovated area. night club with music on saturday and sunday night. open air space during the summer, near the channel. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Situated right on the edge of Piazza Grande, with a view of the duomo, Caffè Concerto offers one of the best aperitivo buffets in town for a 5 euro surcharge... there's enough food to make a satisfying substitute for dinner.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cocktail bar ospitato all'interno dell'ex cappella privata della Famiglia Bentivoglio, ricca famiglia bolognese del XV secolo. Affreschi alle pareti, ottimi cocktail, piacevole atmosfera. Consigliato per aperitivo. Amazing cocktail bar located in an ancient chapel decorated with frescoes, the private chapel of Bentivoglio renaissance family. Very nice ambiance, I recommend it for an 'historical' aperitif! www.lestanzecafe.it”
  • 20 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“This is my favourite restaurant inside "Mercato Delle Erbe". Young vibes next to the historical market of Bologna. Not many tourists here, you have to go for a lunch with locals!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Un Irish pub che durante il periodo estivo, primaverile ed autunnale offre anche i tavolini sulla piazzetta antistante molto graziosa e caratteristica delle serate modenesi.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bookshop
“A lovely independent, alternative bookstore. You don't have to know a word of Italian to enjoy going there and flip through the books - though they do have some in English.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Very traditional food, not too much expensive and it is open also for dinner.”
  • 11 locals recommend