Its quiet entryway is camouflaged amongst the mom-and-pop storefronts and terrace restaurants at the Panarea port where a cobblestone façade and staircase painted pink leads to a stylish rooftop bar and sushi lounge. With head-on views of Stromboli and offshore rock formations, Bridge is a sleek and sexy space of white painted floors in a u-shaped outdoor lounge tossed with bold fuchsia-colored pillows on a wrap-around banquette that offers some of the best sea views of any Panarea establishment.
Known for its summer nightlife, Bridge is home to a late-afternoon happy hour of local workers, visiting tourists, and hobnobbing yachters that descend on the bar looking for its appetizer menu of sushi and sashimi specialties as well as champagne or wine by the bottle. The staff is a low-key, no attitude collection of locales that double as Ds, chef and waiter depending on what time of day or year one arrives.
A 5-seat sushi bar that doubles as the drinking mixing station is a great alternative for single travelers looking to avoid a “table for one.”
During August the terrace can get very hot with only a small area that’s covered, so plan your arrival with the setting sun and indulge through the late evening as the DJ comes on around 7pm.