Clarion Collection Hotel Astoria Genova
Piazza Brignole, 4
Phone: (39) 010 873316
Fax: (39) 010 8317326
This is a great place to spend an evening with friends after dinner, drinking cocktails and listening to live music. There is an adult crowd in this restaurant and a disco bar, which is also a favorite with football players from the two local teams. It is also in a distinctive location, exactly inside the Monumentale Bridge which overhangs Via XX Settembre and offers a great view of the Roman church of S. Stefano which is opposite.
The entrance to this disco is through an office building, and it alternates dance evenings with live concerts and cabaret. It is a large place, but divided up in an odd way, with huge pillars that obstruct views of the shows and the dancers. The bar is far from the dance floor, but there is also table service. The clientèle varies but it tends to be students and die hard fans of this disco.
Together with the Bar Berto, this place is the heart of the Piazza delle Erbe. It is open for lunch offering salads and sandwiches, and reopens in the evening and is open till late. On Friday evenings, the piazza is literally invaded by pedestrians taking a stroll. Check their website for more details on dance classes and DJs spinning Latin music throughout the week. The bar offers cocktails and beer as well as sandwiches until late at night. There tends to be a young crowd, and this is an excellent place to find out what is happening all over the city. The next door tobacconists is open until late.
This historic jazz club is located in a place with a vaguely French atmosphere. The entrance is on the street, but once inside, visitors descend into a small room with a sophisticated atmosphere where the audience sits very near the musicians, although there are columns that obscure the view. The program hosts little known, yet important, foreign guests. Steve Lacy, Max Roach and Calvin Johns have all played here. Local musicians also play here.
During the 1920s and 1930s, everyone in Genoa went to this city central dance club at least once, taking part in its complete services offered. At lunch, there is the bar and self-service buffet for a quick break, while the usual evening starts with an aperitif in the entrance room and continues with the dinner , served on the second floor and accompanied by live music, followed by dance music of the most popular DJs in town, at the ground floor. Fellini is one of the few places with so much space, and it is filled with colorful and original furnishings with which any lover of the 1970s would fall in love. Saturday is almost always ‘over 30’ night, while Friday is loved most by men, thanks to the ‘Sexy’ theme.
This is a restaurant and pizzeria at the beginning of the evening, which then transforms into a disco that is particularly popular on Thursdays and Fridays. Decorated in rustic style, the interior is not what you would expect from such a successful place. The music is commercial and they play 70's and 80's music. This is a fun place where you can dance until late, amongst a crowd of students, classy Genoese and aerobics instructors!
At Scandinavian you can meet your university mates (on Thursday and Friday) or your ‘over 30’ friends (on Saturday and Sunday), to dance to disco music or 1970s and 1980s revival, but also simply for a pizza or a complete dinner. In fact, this place is provided with a big main room, a somewhat smaller space and a bar for cocktails, popular most of all on Sunday, when you can stay chatting around a table with more tranquillity. The furniture is a mix of different styles, giving an amazing effect, particularly leaning toward an Oriental style; there is an outdoor zone reserved entirely for smokers. Thanks to the wide offering at this dance bar, as well as organized private parties, it has become one of the most popular in Genoa.
The ingredients for the perfect recipe are all here: live music every Friday and Saturday night, comfortable sofas where you can sip excellent cocktails made by a real professional, high quality cuisine for those who succeed in finding a table, an intimate and warm atmosphere, and an enviable location in the heart of the marvelous historical center of Genoa. Regarding dinner in particular, the handmade desserts are noteworthy and the wine list is definitely convincing for every budget and all tastes. Blu di Ravecca organizes wine tasting evenings too. The aperitif is accompanied by bruschetta with very original toppings, while at lunch the salad bar will satisfy the most gluttonous in a flash.
The theme of this place is Brazil and it offers live music and Brazilian shows every night, as well as traditional meat dishes, fruit, desserts and drinks which are all typically Brazilian. This is a perfect place to go for a birthday party or a hen or stag night. There is a colorful, lively atmosphere here, which is further enriched by dancing and fun shows. There are more than twenty kinds of hors d'oeuvres on offer here as well as fifteen types of meat dishes, and hot dishes, desserts and fruit served in Brazilian style.
This is a historic place in Genoese clubbing history, as it was the first place in the city to offer live music on the underground circuit (at the beginning of the 1980's). Once small and packed, it is now more airy after being renovated and extended. All kinds of Genoese groups playing all kinds of music have performed here, from punk to rock, reggae and ska. Every night is an event, and there is also a DJ set. Open until the small hours, all die hard clubbers end up here sooner or later.
This place doesn't even open until around 11p or midnight! Customers begin to show up around 2a and stay until dawn. What's their secret? It truly feels like you are in someone's home here or even in your own house as you can relax on the sofas, sipping wine, beer or cocktails or eating spaghetti. The way the room is arranged it can feel like you are at a private party and this is a great place to chill out, while listening to an improvised jam session or hibernating in a more peaceful room.
The Blue Moon Music Hall is one of the most popular concert halls in all of Genoa. Having hosted performers from all over the world, it continues to entertain audiences with its marvelous and talented lineup. It is a historical nightclub in Genoa, which closed for five years and then re-opened in 2009, totally renewed, in order to take better advantage of the large rooms, one of which has become a theater for cabaret performances. The style of the interiors is very 1970s, with elegant sofas, several multicolored and bright lights, and two inspired bars at your disposal. Saturday night is reserved for the big orchestras, providing the groove for a crowd of varied age groups; on other days there is a DJ. Sunday is Latin night, with South American music and free dance classes offered. If you want to sit at a table, you are better off calling to book in advance.