Clarion Hotel Admiral Palace
Viale Giovanni Pascoli 145
Phone: (39) 0541 392239
Fax: (39) 0541 389562
This pub is famous because it is visited by so many Northern Europeans. It is particularly busy during the May-September period but survives during the winter due to crowds of German or Swedish tourists. Disco and revival music provide a background to this masculine setting but girls should expect a barrage of "Do you speak English?" come-ons. At least one Friday or Saturday night in August should be spent here, it is when the famous Zanza is present.
On entry to this extraordinary pub you may well be accosted by Captain Hook himself because this is an authentic galleon, the Bounty, that features a ship's crew, barrels, parrots and a ship's wheel in the basement of a hotel. In the midst of this rather entertaining idea, you can admire the skills of the barmen (or rather the storekeepers) as they whisk you up a cocktail, cook you a pizza or make you walk the plank to the dance floor. There are also hidden areas on the ship for those seeking intimacy, including a waterfall and the rooms of the poop deck.
Halfway between the city center and the beach in Via Pascoli there is a little bar which you may like if you are a fan of this type of atmosphere. Imagine you have ended up in a bar in the dark smokey alleys of downtown LA where the Chinese waiter eyes you with suspicion. The Drome is like that. You may not like it but it is still an experience to sip a drink (an 'uisaccio' in particular) or a coffee in a place like it. For the full American experience, you have to come late at night!
This classic pub is on Rimini's inner sea front (the more popular one). The Pinte has managed to carve itself a large niche of the market through playing excellent live music and it has always been popular with foreign tourists. Recently, the pub's kitchen has started to sell really good pizza; a perfect accompaniment to their huge range of beers and cocktails. During the summer, it is worth sitting at one of the outdoor tables to sit sipping a drink and watching the people go by. It is a little less popular in the winter, but it is still fun.
A cutting-edge restaurant from all points of view, the former Rock Hudson (which served milk from fake gasoline pumps) has changed itself in a thousand ways, offering its habitual and eclectic clientele very good performances and music one step ahead of other discotheques of the same type. During the winter, many very famous musicians stop in these parts, and it is not difficult to find Jovanotti, Articolo 31 or Samuele Bersani seated at a table drinking a beer while they listen to the rhythms played by the DJ Willy Sintuci. The musical selection ranges from Rock to Acid Jazz, from Groove to Tribal, but the variations are continuous and the rhythms so complicated that almost everyone is always dancing, from the cloakroom to bar. Friday night is for older clients, while Saturday night is strictly for the younger crowd; however, nothing stops you from trying them both. Slightly less crowded between June and August.
This is Rimini Marina Center's best known bar (or at least between 1960-80 it was) and every little boy in Rimini will have heard stories about how his dad used to chat up foreign women here. Since then the place has changed hands and management innumerable times but has always remained popular being great both in summer and in winter. Housed in a 20th-century villa, it has three dance floors, a lovely garden, a capacity of over 1000 people, billiard tables, a terrace bar, and a superb location. It is easy to see why it is popular with tourists.
Picture Miami, South Beach, Ocean Drive?! Imagine a little piece of Rimini Beach organized in the same way, with one bar after the other along the entire street overflowing with beautiful people who dance and drink until late into the night. Key West Cocktail Bar towers over the end (or at the beginning) of this area (Marina Centro baths 1-18): between palms, refreshment stands and good music, the visitor can truly be made to believe that he's mistaken the part of the world he's in. Like the bars in the mythical Miami, it is also open during the day, but do remember that (obviously) all of this is only true in the summertime!
Fun times beckon you at the Life Club. This nightclub is full of energy and life with electrifying music spun by the popular DJs. Spread over two floors, the club is packed to the capacity on weekends as the young and uber crowd flock in to catch the theme parties, concerts and social events held here. The club also has a great bar that offers an interesting array of drinks to keep you energize throughout the night. If you are looking forward to pep your nightlife in this city, Life Club is the place to go.
This is one of the largest nightclubs on the Riviera. It is a legendary place, above all for the locals, as it was the most famous and most popular nightclub in the area in the 1980s. The Cellophane is currently undergoing the latest phase of its history with techno and jungle music inspired by a very young clientèle. The age group the club is targeted at is around 18-22 years old, but it is also worth visiting if you are a bit more "mature" as the dance floors do include some good variations of music. If you want a break from the deafening rhythms played by the DJs and vocalists you can go to the pub inside the nightclub - also a good place to increase you acquaintance with anyone you have met on the dance floor! On Sunday afternoon the Cellophane is "the" place to be seen if you are a teenager.
Romagnese dancing per excellence, not in the sense of ballroom dancing, but in the sense of the classic place where older people go to dance and meet. There is no shame in this, especially since Mon Amour is always full (with young people as well), demonstrating that the desire to have fun is ageless. The interiors are very cute, the rooms are ideal for making conversation, and Mon Amour also offers very good cocktail bar service and a nice floor where live groups often perform. Do not be surprised to find a line at the entrance!
This bar has a pretty young crowd, but it is still popular with older people. Rag is only a stone's throw from the beach at Marina Centro in Rimini. The bar has lots of space (there is enough room for around 800 people), two dance floors and an outside bar/kiosk which makes for an informal atmosphere. You can dance to rock, hip hop and rap. Saturday nights are the trendiest (in the winter) and Fridays/Saturdays in the summer when the dance floors are also full of tourists. A great place to go if you really want to let your hair down.
This is by far the best disco in Milano Marittima. It shares the honor of being the most "in" disco on the Riviera with the Paradiso in Rimini and the top five in Riccione Alta. The disco is on the promenade at Milano Marittima. This is home to all the high society of Romagna. The Pineta plays the season's most popular music but there is consciously a wide selection over the course of the evening. The club has the most beautiful dancers and a really exclusive atmosphere. It is very easy to find a queue for the entrance, especially on Fridays (which is the club's special night) and Saturdays... It is really something worth waiting for so be patient.