Nightlife Venice: magical and mysterious day to night. As the sun, Venice reveals a quiet nightlife but great atmosphere, characterized by sophisticated wine bars and traditional taverns where you can sip a fine wine or a classic spritz and tasty appetizers. Here's where to go out during your nights in Venice.
Famous worldwide for its canals and its wonderful bridges, Venice is a city to visit at least once in life. Millions of tourists come here every year to admire this beautiful city full of timeless charm. E 'but as night fell the city empties and reveals its intimate atmosphere and true, through the narrow streets and ancient buildings, almost like suspended back in time.
In fact, the night life in Venice is very far from the buzzing nightlife Rimini and the fashionable evenings Milan. Although Venice attracts a huge number of tourists every year, the city is not well known as a festive destination. Some neighborhoods of Venice, They may seem quite empty after sunset, but its center still offers some options to keep you entertained once the sun goes down. In the historic center of Venice there are no real nightclubs, but rather some disco bar, pub e cocktail bar, where locals and university students gather in the evening for a few drinks and listen to live music.
The evenings begin at Venice 18.00 with the aperitifs or. The bars and taverns of the city are filled cocktail hour, When people gather to enjoy a good wine, a Bellini or the inevitable spritz, a white wine-based cocktails, seltz, Aperol or Campari and an orange slice. The aperitif in Venice It is really a rite: Venetians love to go around for the many “bacari”, ie the typical taverns where you can accompany your drink with delicious “cicchetti”! The cicchetti are the Venetian version of Spanish tapas and appear as tasty small plates of different dishes, ranging from fried vegetables with polenta, until the salt cod croutons and cheese.
Among the best known we can quote you the bacari Paradiso Perduto, Osteria Ai Promessi Sposi, theEnoteca al Volto, located near Piazza San Marco and famous for mini sandwiches, and many other reviewed later. To test a street food Venetian food fairies stage from Aqua&Mais (Campiello dei Meloni, 1411-1412, Venezia), where with only 5 euro will give a mixture of fried fish, prawns and squid, served in a paper cone.
After an aperitif, The evening continues in the various bars scattered around the center of Venice. If you want to spend the night in a nightclub, you should move to the nearby town of Mestre or, during the summer season head to the Lido of Venice, where there are some beach cub on the beach, or to Jesolo, seaside resort on the very popular Venetian Riviera by young people.
The Venice neighborhoods and nightlife
The night life in Venice instead focuses on three distinct areas of the old town.
The area of Herbaria, close to Rialto and the fish market, It is the ideal place for a drink outdoors, meet people and stay out late. Here you can enjoy a bite and mingle with the locals and tourists gather here to enjoy the nightlife of the city (especially on summer weekends). The area is populated by both traditional bar by more modern bars.
A north-ovest, towards the Cannaregio district, Also known as Mercy Foundation, you will find a number of wine bars and restaurants on the north side of the main canal walkway. This is an area rich in wine bars and is frequented mostly by locals, with a trendy atmosphere and vibrant but relaxed. Most of the rooms are small with plenty of seating on the channel where you can watch the boats go by.
Campo Santa Margherita
An institution for the Venetian nightlife, Campo Santa Margherita is a very popular place among young people in Venice, thanks to its strategic position, less than 10 minutes from Piazzale Roma and close to the University Ca 'Foscari, and its high concentration of good bars and wine bars where you can drink and eat on the cheap. During the hot season, many people gather here to drink one spritz or beer, and to spend a nice evening outdoors. Here there are many small bars and cafes frequented by a young crowd of college students and travelers: the perfect place to socialize with local youth, listen to live music and DJ sets.
Piazza San Marco
If you want to spend a quieter evening and breathe the atmosphere of ancient Venice, head to Piazza San Marco and sit at the tables of the various historic cafes dotted along the perimeter of the square. Enjoy a typical Venetian aperitif or coffee comfort of these elegant salons, accompanied by the notes of classical music.
Festivals and events in Venice
Venice is famous for two major events that fill the city of tourists and celebrities: Carnival and the Film Festival.
Famous for its traditional masks, the Venice Carnival begins the Saturday before Fat Thursday and ends on Fat Tuesday. During these eleven days, There are numerous events, parades and concerts scattered throughout the city.
Movie fans should not get lost instead Venice Film Festival in Venice. The event, which takes place from late August to mid-September, It draws together all the leading directors and actors. You can access the festival and watch movies in preview and buy tickets.
Even lovers of classical music will be disappointed. In fact, The city is renowned for its many concerts of classical music and opera, performed by important musical groups, come i Musici Veneziani and the Virtuosi di Venezia. Concerts are held in many churches and palaces of the old town: you can find more information on schedules and prices on Music web site in Venice.
Theater lovers, instead, to be directed to the most important Venetian theaters, among which we mention the Teatro La Fenice and the Teatro Malibran. Both serve the very rich programming ranging from plays, ballet and opera, with performances by international artists.
At last, interesting idea would be to spend the evening Venice Casino, located in the Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, one of the most charming and aristocrats of the city. You will have to show his identity card and pay a registration fee of 10 EUR chip that you like. There is also a bar and a high-class restaurant, for those of you who want to feel like James Bond, despite the cost. It 'requires a smart dress.
Clubs and discotheques in Venice
Piccolo Mondo (Dorsoduro, 1056A, Venezia)
Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 4.00.
Open from 1963 and it located a short distance from the university, the Small World is the longest running nightclub in Venice and it is also the only one that can find its historic center. It located in what was once a gallery of artwork, the place is a small disco bar popular with students who gather here to drink and dance until late at night.
Molocinque (Via Elettricità, 10, Venezia)
It located in the building that housed the theater of Porto Marghera, the Molocinque is one of the busiest clubs in Venice and the province. Open all year ’, the club has several bars and dance floors, and offers a selection of music ranging from house music, techno, pop, to the Latin rhythms and successes 70s and 80s. The average age ranges from 20 to 40 years.
Area Venice (Via Don Federico Tosatto, 9, Mestre, Venezia)
Located in the Mestre area, Venice Area is one of the most popular nightclubs in Venice. The club hosts with house music events and evenings with famous Italian dj in console.
Tag Club (Via Giustizia, 19, Mestre, Venezia)
Set in Mestre, the day Club is a small undeground nightclub frequented by a young crowd and festive. The club offers evenings with electronic music, alternated with live jazz performances, as well as several events and theme nights. The club parties are attracting so many people and often hosts famous DJs.
Aurora Beach Club (Lungomare Gabriele D’annunzio, Lido, Venezia)
Located on the beach of the Lido of Venice, This club is one of the reference points for night life in Venice during the summer season. Between the play of light, dj famous console and excellent fruit cocktail, theAurora Beach Club It is a fixture for your summer nights in Venice.
Porta Gialla (Parco San Giuliano, Mestre, Venezia)
Open Tuesday through Friday from 17.00 to 1.00, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 1.00.
Situated in Venezia Mestre, inside San Giuliano Park, the Yellow door Summer is a popular nightclub in Venice. Venetian nightlife during the summer months Landmark, This club includes music, fun and nature in one location.
Pachuka Beach (Via Ing. Klinger, 1, San Nicolò, Venezia)
It located right on the beach of the Lido, Pachuka It is the perfect place to take a break from the crowds of the city and relax on the beach with delicious seafood, pizzas and pastas. Pachuka transforms from a relaxed beach restaurant during the day in a disco dance on summer evenings, with live music and DJ sets.
Venice Jazz Club (Dorsoduro 3102, Venezia)
The only jazz club in Venice dedicated to the presentation of local jazz musicians: This romantic and dimly lit place attracts jazz fans from around the world. The shows at the Venice Jazz Club start around 21.00, five nights a week of live concerts. Entrance costs generally 20 euros, including a glass of wine, birra o cocktail.
The bars and pubs in Venice
Paradiso Perduto (Cannaregio, Fondamenta della Misericordia, 2540, Venezia)
Open from Thursday to Monday from 11.00 to 1.00.
Among art exhibitions and live music, this typical tavern in Venice offers fantastic atmosphere. There are bands playing live music, dal al jazz rock n roll, and you can dine or drink a glass of wine with some appetizers while listening to music. This is one of the most popular places of night life in Venice. Locals flock to the great live jazz on Mondays and especially for the amazing food: the chef only offers traditional dishes and changes based on the local market availability menu. Be sure to book a table, since the tavern is very popular among Venetians.
Hard Rock Cafè (Bacino Orseolo, 1192, Venezia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 00.30.
The famous Hard Rock Cafe is also present in Venice and is located a few steps from Piazza San Marco. It located in a historic building and decorated with Murano chandeliers and Venetian floors, the Hard Rock Cafe Venice is the smallest Hard Rock Europe. Like the others in the chain bar, Also here you can enjoy a drink listening to nice music and enjoying an enchanting view of Venice's canals.
Skyline Rooftop Bar (Via Giudecca, 810, Venezia)
Open daily from 12.00 to 1.00.
Housed on the top floor of the Molino Stucky Hilton, an elegant hotel built on an old mill located on the island of Giudecca, Skyline is a beautiful rooftop bar offering stunning panoramic views of the city of Venice. The place is perfect for an aperitif or an after dinner drink, thanks to reasonable prices when compared to the local class. The terrace is open to all, and there are many events with live music or DJ nights in summer in September, When the action moves to the deck and pool. Come here at sunset for a postcard view.
Il Santo Bevitore (Fondamenta Diedo, Venezia)
Open daily from 16.00 to 2.00.
Located in the Cannaregio area and open late, The Holy Drinker It is frequented by many locals and tourists for its wide selection of beers and live music. You can choose from over 20 beers on tap, including Trappist beers and seasonal beers, plus a wide range of gin, whisky e vodka. If you are a football fan you can watch the main matches live.
Cafè Noir (Dorsoduro, Venezia)
Open Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 2.00, Saturday and Sunday from 19.00 to 2.00.
With an amazing selection of drinks at reasonable prices, this is one of the best pre-club bar in Venice or simply a place to relax and chat with friends. The Café Noir fills up around midnight and is very popular among students and creative people. There are always many Venetians college students, and the bar has a nice relaxed atmosphere. If you happen to be there around 18 for a drink, ordered a glass of wine or Prosecco spritz and grab some snacks and slices of pizza to accompany your drink.
Harry’s Bar (Calle Vallaresso 1323, Venezia)
Open daily from 10.30 to 23.00.
This historic Venice bar is the original model of all other Harry’s Bar you may encounter around the world. Here the Bellini was invented, a cocktail of prosecco and white peach pulp. Throughout its history, This bar has been visited by many famous customers, including the same Hemingway.
The Irish Pub Venezia (Corte dei Pali, 3847, Venezia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 2.00.
An Irish-style bar with a lively atmosphere and a wide selection of real ales. The ideal place to spend an evening drinking beer and chatting with friends.
Devil’s Forest Pub (Calle dei Stagneri O de la Fava, Venezia)
Open daily from 11.00 to 24.00.
Decorated as an English pub, in a simple but pleasant atmosphere, this is a great place to bring a group of friends having fun. The music is good and you can watch sporting events live. Although it did not have the style of a typical Venetian bar, this place is very popular with locals because of the good drinks at reasonable prices and the friendly bartenders. He attended also by many American tourists and English.
Chet Bar (Dorsoduro 3684, Venezia)
Open daily from 17.00 to 2.00.
Always busy with a crowd of university students, This little bar offers good drinks and a cocktail menu of updated. The place is a good stop during the day to eat a sandwich or one of their appetizers prepared with seasonal products.
Osteria Ai Pugni (Fondamenta Gherardini, 2836, Venezia)
Open daily from 8.00 to 23.00.
The locals love the festive atmosphere and the young and friendly staff at the wine bar Osteria Ai Pugni, located Dorsoduro neighborhood near the university. The crowd is a mix of all ages and the prices are low by the standards of Venice. The creative spirit shines through in a playful décor of chandeliers bottles of wine and local artwork along with DJ nights in September once a month. The bar often hosts wine tastings and other events not to miss.
Bar Dandolo (Calle Seconda de la Fava, 4196, Venezia)
Open daily from 9.30 to 1.00.
It located in the luxurious palace of the fourteenth century 'hotel Danieli, the Bar Dandolo He pampers its guests with its fantastic location, including Murano glass chandeliers, silk furnishings and elegant staff. The cocktails are prepared to perfection and there are also live music performances. Without doubt one of the most elegant Bar in Venice.
Margaret Duchamp (Campo Santa Margherita, 3019, Venezia)
Open daily from 9.00 to 2.00.
This Venice bar is very popular with young people and fills up after midnight. There is an extensive menu of cocktails, wines and beers, as well as a good selection of pub food, such as sandwiches, burgers and tortillas.
LondraBar (Riva degli Schiavoni, 4171, Venezia)
Located on the 4th floor of the Hotel Londra Palace, the LondraBar It is an international cocktail bar with a beautiful terrace offering splendid views of the canals of Venice.
AquAlta (Piazza 27 Ottobre, 37, Mestre, Venezia)
Open Monday through Thursday from 7.30 to 22.00, Friday from 7.30 to 23.00, Saturdays from 18.00 to 23.00.
Located in Mestre, characterized by a modern and stylish furniture, Aqualta is one of the best bar to start the evening before heading to the disco. Here you can enjoy a glass of wine or prosecco, accompanied by excellent appetizers, including different types of cheeses and meats.
El Refolo (Sestiere Castello, 1580, Venezia)
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30 to 24.00.
A cozy wine bar much frequented by locals. Grab a spritz or a glass of wine while you enjoy the cheese and charcuterie nibbles.
El Sbarlefo (Calle S. Pantalon, 3757, Venezia)
Open daily from 10.00 to 24.00.
If you want to escape the lively student scene of Campo Santa Margherita, head to this quiet wine bar with a chic industrial look, a sophisticated rock soundtrack and blues and live music on weekends. The place is popular for the long list of regional wines and excellent appetizers, as Robiola wrapped in smoked swordfish and polenta with herring.
Al Timon (Fondamenta dei Ormesini, 2754, Venezia)
Open daily from 17.00 to 1.00.
Located along a quiet canal and Canareggio frequented by Venetians fashionistas, al Timon It is a tavern where you can eat that serves fine wines and delicious cicchetti. You can even have a drink on the boat moored right in front of the local and you can sip your drink and chat with others on board directly on the water. Often there is also live music.
Skillà Bar (Dorsoduro 2995/2996, Venezia)
Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 17.00 to 2.00.
Located in Campo Santa Margherita, one of the most authentic neighborhoods of Venice, this bar is the first stage of each student during an evening in Venice. Low prices and friendly bartenders.
Osteria Da Filo (Santa Croce, 1539, Venezia)
Open Monday to Friday from 16.00 to 23.00, Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 23.00.
This inn is also known as “Osteria alla Poppa”. A nice bacaro where to drink a glass of wine and eat something during the day at a reasonable price, and to go out with friends at night. They play live music once a week. This bar is very popular among young people, mostly students and fills with locals and visitors until all people flock outdoors. The Wednesday evening features live music ranging from rock to folk and jazz. Expect atmosphere hipster, economic and tasty cocktails: try the house specialty “Zaza”, a potent rum punch and fresh ginger.
Caffè Rosso (Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2963, Venezia)
Open Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 1.00.
Born at the end of 1800, Red Coffee is a historic café in Venice, located in Campo Santa Margherita. It has a peculiar history shared with “Ostaria al Capon” in front of. In the nineteenth century these two rooms there were two different political views and was a scene of debates and battles of words. Today it is popular with students and the Venetians, and it is a good place to enjoy a spritz with a good sandwich. During the evenings and nights are full of young.
Caffe Florian (Piazza San Marco, 57, Venezia)
Open daily from 9.00 to 24.00.
Founded in 1720 and located in Piazza San Marco, Florian is the oldest café in Italy and is one of the most popular coffee halls of Venice, loved by locals and tourists. Throughout history, Florian was visited by personalities like Dickens, Lord Byron, Silvio Pellico, Carlo Goldoni, Foscolo, Goethe, Proust and many others. A piece of history of the night life in Venice.
Vino Vero (Fondamenta Misericordia, 2497, Venezia)
Open Monday through Thursday from 17.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
This wine bar with brick walls offers interesting wines from small production, including a wide selection of natural labels and biodynamic. Even their cicchetti offer is unique and attracts every evening a large crowd that spills over the canal.
Iguana (Calle Aseo, 1885, Venezia)
Open from Wednesday to Monday from 11.30 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 24.00.
One of the few Mexican restaurants in Venice. The restaurant is worth visiting for the mojito making. Always full of guests on weekends, not only to eat but to drink. This beautiful place is located in the lively Foundation of Mercy. And 'advisable to book in advance.
Al Parlamento (Sestiere Cannaregio, 511, Venezia)
Open daily from 7.30 to 1.30.
This popular Venice bar offers good cocktails accompanied by tasty sandwiches. Ship ropes draped accentuate the view of the canal from the large windows in the front. There are nights with live music or DJ sets.
Il Mercante Venezia (Fondamenta Frari, 2564, Venezia)
Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 18.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 18.00 to 24.00.
Elegant and playful, The Merchant It aims to bring the cocktail lovers on a journey. Located near Campo de Frari in San Polo, this bar tells exploring the world through stories expertly made cocktails with exotic spices and flavors like The Captain's Death, a dangerous mixture of gin pepper. One sip and you'll understand why This place has been named one of the best bars in Italy by the prestigious Red shrimp.
Estro (Dorsoduro 3778 Crosera, Calle S. Pantalon, Venezia)
Open from Wednesday to Monday from 12.00 to 23.00.
This wine bar artistic Dorsoduro lives up to its name. Local artwork, handmade glass and recycled wood bar, They are the background to the selection of wine bottles lining the walls of the room. This is the place to experience a breath of fresh and modern Venice whilst you sample the wines of small regional and organic wines producers.
Birreria Zanon (Fondamenta dei Ormesini, 2735, Venezia)
Open daily from 9.00 to 22.00.
A fresh neighborhood atmosphere permeates this little bar on the Cannaregio canal, offering a glimpse of local life away from the tourist trail. The young Venetians are poured out on the foundations from early afternoon until the early hours, Spritz sipping or tasting craft beers while devouring tasty cicchetti.
Cantina Arnaldi (Santa Croce, 35, Venezia)
Open from Thursday to Tuesday from 11.00 to 2.00.
With brick walls, ceilings with wooden beams and an interesting selection of wines, Santa Croce this wine exudes an old world charm. The friendly owners are always behind the counter, happy to guide you through the wines of the Tri-Veneto. Also excellent platter of meats and cheeses.
Taverna al Remer (Cannaregio, 5701, Venezia)
Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
For a unique view of the Rialto Bridge, head to Taverna al Remer: hidden in a small field near the bridge, This location gives you the chance to take some great photos of the Grand Canal Rialto. The tavern offers an excellent happy hour deals with a wide selection of cicchetti, including hot toasted bread seasoned with delicate cod cream and olives or delicious baked potatoes with rosemary. In addition to, Every Wednesday there is live jazz and blues music.