While there are many posts (mainly negative) on this famous watering hole - here's a new twist:-
We dropped into the famous Harry's Bar this very afternoon. When the waiter came to take our order we asked for a beer and a glass of white wine – he explained that they did not serve beer or wine – only cocktails and champagne (at a minimum of 18€ (+15% service) a drink; they did have equally over-priced coffee and soft drinks). To top it off – the bar was very ordinary looking; e.g. no pictures of famous patrons, etc. and the menu had a note on it stated that “it was against the law to take photos inside the bar” (huh ??). Well we left in a huff – what a rip-off – poor Ernst Hemingway must be turning in his grave; not sure about his mate Giuseppe Capriani. I tried to convince Mr LL to make one final entry into the bar with his camera poised and take a quick illegal photo – but he chickened out. After this minor fiasco we took the vapereto back to our hotel – making jokes about Harry's Bar and discussing how the story could be embellished into one of those great travel tales.