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“the best tiki bar in Europe?”
Review of Nu Lounge Bar

Nu Lounge Bar
Ranked #285 of 1,899 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In Bologna, a beautiful art city of Emilia Romagna, walking through the historic center, in a street that directly overlooks the magnificent Piazza Maggiore, we find the Nu Lounge Bar with a wide selection of drinks created by the world champions of cocktails 2011, Daniele dalla Pola. Daniele, bartender professional who has over 10 years of experience bartending in the U.S.A, and his staff will welcome you warmly and will guide you to discover new sensations, thus providing an interesting selection of great classic cocktails and fantastic reinterpretations of them or creating exotic tiki cocktails (drinks of Polynesian origin). The interior of the bar is characterized by blackboards on the walls with suggestions for the choice of drinks, comfy sofas on which to sit and listen to great lounge music, a bottle shelves behind the bar with a selection of the best spirits, liqueurs and bitters, a fantastic collection of high quality sugar cane from the south American islands, flavored by the time Daniel and beautiful red chandeliers create an environment that is never trivial, but an adventure to remember.But the surprises are not finished, the Nu Lounge Bar is a restaurant, the menu offers a delicious selection of Italian specialties and pizzas to be enjoyed comfortably seated at the tables that extend outside the room, under a magnificent gallery and a magnificent square adjacent to a cathedral. The venue also extends under the gallery, with another 2 bars and other dining rooms and a kitchen with a stage used for the evenings with live music.
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Absolutely fantastic place with great tiki cocktails (try their Mai Tai). Very friendly a smart bartenders and delicious italian food. Va bene!

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1  Thank PavelPrague
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

They truly know their cocktails here! On a very hot Bologna night I was in the mood for a tropical cocktail. The star mixologist decided to freshly squeeze some pineapple juice, add some tequila, followed by some secret ingredients, a dash of black pepper and serve this marvellous brew in an ice cold metal jug. It was simply divine. If you are in the mood for a great cocktail, Nu Bar will deliver!

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Walking around Bologna there comes a time half way through the day you really need to sit down. The first thing that attracted us to the Nu Lounge Bar was the comfortable seating. We decided to try a Lasagne and a glass of wine and weren't disappointed. The Lasagne was a typical size for Bologna - not very big, but perfect for a snack and had a good balance of spinach pasta sheets, proper ragu and just the right amount of bechamel and cheese. We went back a second time and it was equally as good. Their Prosecco however was way overpriced and the amount poured into our glasses was more the size of a taster than a drink, but hey we were on holiday so accepted that as the price to pay for a comfortable sit down.

Thank Bean208
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We went here having seen their menu online and had our hopes high. The expectations have been met, Nu Lounge has great recipes for exotic cocktails and we liked everything we sampled (about half of their long menu list). Had drinks from a flaming volcano, crystal skull, pineapple, potion bottle as well as classic glasses. They make a lot of their own syrups and everything is very good. The flavour mixes are wonderful and the author of Love Potion even excused himself that they ran out of dry ice for full effect of the Love Potion. It was unbelievable even without it. Many thanks, we came back a few times during our trip. Go taste the magic!

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1  Thank MitzaB
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Dinner here with wine worked out at €45pp. Those who had salad commented that there was a bare drizzle of dressing over the top of the very large bowl of leaves. Those who had fruit salad were given 5 cubes of peach, 5 piece of pineappe and 6 grapes.....just not good enough.
Narrow menu and some wines out of stock.

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Thank Macrel2904
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