Turin's merenda, gelato, wine and chocolate are famous all around the world. But what about after dark? Where do the Torinesi go for a great cocktail and a night out?

Maybe you don't know it yet, but Turin's nightlife and bars are some of the best in Italy. Probably because it's here, the former Italian capital, that the **aperitivo was born. **

If you've spent the day [wandering and exploring Turin](A Day Out in Turin: What to See and Do), a cocktail is exactly what you need to finish your day in the best way.

1 Il Mago di Oz

Located in one of the most beautiful historical squares of Turin, Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, Il Mago di Oz is the perfect place for the traditional aperitivo Torinese. They also make great cocktails as well as have a cocktail school. Make sure to take advantage of the happy hour from Sunday to Thursday! The OZ Wizard (the name in Italian) is so cool that it should also be added to the best Insta-spots in Turin.

  • Address: Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, 19 - 10123 - Torino - Italy*

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2 Affini

This fabulous bar is housed in the former Vermouth Anselmo space, which had been dedicated to serving the yummy Torinese vermouth brand since 1847. The bar still serves many types of vermouth but if you’re not a fan of vermouth, there are lots of cocktails made with other bases.

  • Address: Via Belfiore, 16C, 10125 Torino TO

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3 Dash Kitchen

Right in the heart of San Salvario, Dash Kitchen proposes classical and more sophisticated cocktails. It's the perfect place to start the evening, but also to end it in the best way. There is also a great selection of the world's most exclusive gins to create the best G&Ts you've ever had in your life.

  • Address: Largo Saluzzo, 34c, 10125 Torino TO

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4 La Drogheria

This is probably the best cocktail venue in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. It's also very popular for the aperitivo time during summer thanks to the lovely outdoor area. Try a Lo Sceriffo (the sheriff) – a mixture of gin, Earl Grey tea syrup, liquorice bitters, saffron, and passion fruit pulp. And don't forget to dig into the buffet.

  • Address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto 18/d, 10123 Torino TO

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5 Centràl Cocktail Bar

Maybe less popular than La Drogheria, this bar on Piazza Carlo Emanuele II, is only a few steps from the famous shopping street, Via Lagrange. Cosy inside with a nice lounge seating area, relax her with rum or tequila cocktail.

  • Address: Via Luigi Des Ambrois, 5

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6 Bar Cavour

In between Turin’s most famous restaurant, Ristorante del Cambio, and the more casual café, Farmacia del Cambio, you’ll find the sister cocktail bar. Upstairs there is a fancy space, where you should get a Gran Torino, made of the city famous spirits bourbon, vermouth, sage, and liqueur of gianduiotto.

  • Address: Piazza Carignano, 2, 10123 Torino TO

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7 The Mad Dog Social Club

Like for the best bars in Soho, London, to enter this place, you need a secret password. Head to the website to find the hint for the password, it changes daily. The exposed brickwork and vintage furniture make this place look a hot spot from the Prohibition era.

  • Address: Via Maria Vittoria, 35A

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