Where are the most beautiful places for a cocktail on Capri? Here's a short list of the most famous and the virtually unknown spots on the island for an evening drink. Remember, this is not a happy hour with a generous spread of snacks...you'll likely get a small dish of nuts or chips to accompany your aperitivo!
In the Piazzetta
The most traditional place for an evening cocktail on the island of Capri is the Piazzetta, where most of the island's visitors stop for a drink at a table at one of the square's four cafés. There's not much difference between them, as the drinks and prices are practically the same.
How much does a cocktail in the Piazzetta cost?
Expect to pay about EUR 10-15 a drink
An alternative option to the bustling Piazzetta is the café located in front of the funicular. Here, more than seeing and being seen, you can sit quietly and enjoy the view over the Gulf of Naples. The only downside here is the breeze, which can be quite cool on this side of the piazza.
Take the steps up the clocktower in the Piazzetta and you'll find this small wine bar/restaurant, where you can have a drink and a light snack on the terrace overlooking the piazza. Great for people-watching without having to be watched.
If you want a VIP experience, then walk a bit past the Piazzetta and settle at a table at the QuisiBar on the terrace of the luxury Quisisana hotel. This is a strategic position for watching the A-list shoppers on Via Camerelle and enjoy the dolce vita.
How much does a cocktail at the Quisisana cost?
A drink costs around EUR20, but highrollers can order bottles of Champagne costing in the thousands. C'est Caprì!
The rooftop lounge at Hotel Luna boasts one of the most spectacular locations on Capri: an open-air terrace overlooking the Faraglioni and Marina Piccola. Try to settle in at your table before sunset to enjoy the view in all its glory. This is the perfect venue for a drink any time of day or night, especially in the summer when the bay is filled with the twinkling lights of holiday yachts.
If you ask a local where the best spot for a cocktail on the island is, they will immediately name "Al Faro". Sure, the lighthouse isn't in central Capri, but it's lovely to relax with a drink in hand and watch the sun set slowly over the sea while the island fishermen begin to launch their traditional wooden boats for a bit of night fishing.