As I’ve mentioned before, one of my absolute FAVORITE things to do in a new (or old) city is to visit the best and most talked-about hotels and restaurants (preferably with a view) for a glass of wine. Oftentimes these spots are ridiculously priced, so I’ll keep it at just a glass of vino (or possibly some appetizers), but if anything I just love seeing the view and checking out the grounds – it’s so fun for me!
After doing a little research on the interwebs, I could not for the life of me find any articles that talked specifically about WHERE to go for a quick (or long…) glass of wine with a view! In other words, I couldn’t find an article that was specifically dedicated to bar (or hotel) hopping, which is like the best new city pastime EVER, if you ask me! As such, I’ve decided to write my own little guide for the city of Positano. And maybe this will be something I start to do in each city I visit, since I’m already doing this anyway (although sometimes I’m only able to logistically visit one spot each trip, but even still!)
Best Spots to Grab a Glass of Wine in Positano
Without further adieu, let’s get to it! I’m going to share with you the best of the best spots to grab a glass of wine with a view in Positano! Please comment if you’ve been to any of these places or if you’d like to add any additional spots I might have missed. I’m starting the list with the hotel where the photos in this post were taken…
1. Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano
This place is a little bit outside of Positano, but I’d argue that the views are WELL worth the 4 minute cab or shuttle ride. And when I say “a little bit outside”, I mean that it’s not a hop, skip, and a jump like everything else pretty much is in Positano. The good news though is that the hotel actually has a shuttle service that will come pick YOU up in the middle of town and bring you there (then they’ll bring you back after you’re finished!). So it’s really not an issue at all – just have your hotel concierge call and let them know and then they can tell you where the “pick up spot” is for the Il San Pietro Positano shuttle.
2. Le Sirenuse Hotel Champagne Bar
This spot goes WITHOUT saying, as it’s literally “THE PLACE” to go and see when you’re visiting Positano – you’ll find everyone and anyone telling you about how amazing it is because it truly is such a dream. I think it’s maybe a little over-hyped as the only spectacular thing about it is the view, but there are PLENTY of beautiful views in Positano if you ask me! And just keep in mind, this will be the most expensive glass of wine or champagne that you’ll probs ever dink lol! But even still, it’s worth popping in!
3. Franco’s (part of Le Sirenuse)
Located next to Hotel Le Sirenuse close to the middle of town (aka at the bottom-ish of the hill), this spot is trendy and young with just-as-fabulous a view as the one at Le Sirenuse but with a little more of a hip vibe – there’s fun music playing! For the record, it’s actually part of the hotel but is solely a bar, rather than doubling as a restaurant and it’s just got an all around more fun atmosphere if you ask me!
4. Da Gabrisa Restaurant
Da Gabrisa is a cute little restaurant (attached to a hotel) located a little up the hill from the quote-on-quote main area of town. If you’re looking for something a little more low-key and intimate (with less crowds), then this is the place for you!
I would highly recommend this spot if you’ve got a few nights in Positano and can afford to explore past the extra trendy/touristy spots! This was one of the places recommended by my local cab driver who said the food was actually good here (which is saying a lot since the city is heavily dependent on tourism).
The view is going to be a little different than the typical views you’ll be seeing at spots near Le Sirenuse (you’re looking at the other side of the hill), but it’s still absolutely beautiful!