In the evening as during the day, the beach is always the center of gravity of the Riviera.

Summer, holidays, sun and aperitifs on the beach! Here is the list of the most famous places on (or near) the sand where you can enjoy the sunset in the company of a good cocktail or an ice-cold beer!
These are bars on the beach (or close to it) and they are only open during the warm season.

From Rimini to Cattolica, here are the clubs of the coastal summer.

Darsena Sunset Bar

Bar on the beach at the Darsena (San Giuliano).
The warmth of the wood and the numerous plants, the ethnic furniture and the sun’s rays filtering through the roof, create a unique and enveloping atmosphere to enjoy your time to the fullest!

The comfortable sofas facing the sea and the wide view of Cala San Giuliano offer a perfect space for pleasant aperitifs with friends, for lunch breaks, dinner and to enjoy the sunset in complete relaxation!

The venue often hosts concerts and themed evenings (such as the weekly appointment with outdoor cinema).

Excellent place for aperitifs at sunset!

Where: Darsena di Rimini, Viale Ortigara, 78/80 – San Giuliano Mare

Darsena Sunset Bar - Rimini
Photo Credit: Darsena Sunset Bar


It is one of the summer clubs of the Rimini nightlife, very popular with locals. Technically it is not located on the sand, but in front of the beach, on the promenade.

It is open every day from 17:00 until late at night, with a large buffet aperitif, cuisine, drinks, DJ sets and live music.

Ideal place for an aperitif and after dinner

Where: Port area, Lungomare Tintori, 15 – Rimini Marina Centro

Photo credit: Summer Rimini


Barrumba is not located right on the sand, but still in the seafront. It’s cheerful and full of people and offers live music. For more than 10 years Barrumba has been one of the protagonists of Rimini’s summer evenings!

Starting with the buffet aperitif, moving on to dinner often accompanied by live music or DJ sets, until after dinner.

It boasts numerous cocktails, different types of beer and varied cuisine: pizza, burgers and local cuisine.

Where: Lungomare Augusto Murri, 79 – Davanti al Bagno 55

Chiriguito 60

At the beach number 60, near the Le Spiagge restaurant, towards the shore, there is a very nice chiringuito that serves refreshing drinks and cocktails as early as 6pm.
But it is from sunset onwards that the atmosphere becomes more magical, illuminating the beach with hundreds of light bulbs.
You can lay comfortably on padded feuilletons, barefoot on the sand, with a cool drink in your hand.

Where: Lungomare Augusto Murri  – Davanti al Bagno 60

Chiringuito60 Rimini - Locali sulla spiaggia e sul Lungomare a Rimini
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Turquoise is located inside a beach establishment in Marina Centro . After-beach, after-dinner, happy hour and all the English words possible to explain that here we drink, eat and in the evening there is the dj-set, in a trendy (if the word is still in use) atmosphere with white shirts and linen pants for him, floral or animalier dresses and heels on the beach for her.

It’s an ideal place for a relaxing aperitif comfortably seated on the beach!

Where: Lungomare Claudio Tintori, 6 

Photo credit: Turquoise Beach Club


Peculiar round building on the beach, with a wonderful terrace overlooking the sea. Perfect for aperitifs, breakfasts, dinners and after dinners.

Where: Piazzale J.F.Kennedy

Nettuno La Rinascita Rimini - Locali sulla Spiaggia e sul Lungomare a Rimini

Samsara Riccione

The Samsara Beach in Riccione by day is a super comfortable beach with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, the location has an exclusive panoramic restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, with a menu that includes specialties of the typical Salento and Romagna cuisine. From dusk until midnight it transforms into an open-air club with international guests and great cocktails. Medium-high prices.

Samsara Beach Riccione - Locali sulla Spiaggia e sul Lungomare a Rimini
Photo Credit: Samsara Beach Riccione

Malindi Cattolica

Malindi Beach Cafè is a beach club that is always open!
Perfect place to sip a good cocktail and enjoy a delicious dinner at sunset, have a quick lunch on your break from work, dance until morning, have breakfast and get married!

Malindi Beach Cafè Cattolica - Locali sulla Spiaggia e sul Lungomare a Rimini
Photo Credit: Malindi Beach Cafè

If you are a lover of aperitifs, read our article which lists the places with the best aperitifs in town!