Party Earth Review Café Blue prides itself on being the most happening bar in Venice for an easygoing, party-seeking crowd. Part of the hip Campo Santa Margherita area, the bar mainly serves young and animated English speakers who congregate... ... read full review
Sestiere Dorsoduro, 3778
M–F 9am–2am, Sa–Su 6pm–2am
Daily 6pm–2am in August
Dorsoduro, Venice –
Café Blue prides itself on being the most happening bar in Venice for an easygoing, party-seeking crowd.
Part of the hip Campo Santa Margherita area, the bar mainly serves young and animated English speakers who congregate to swap stories and find out what’s going on around town.
The rather rowdy crowd indulges in beer and flaming absinthe drinks, giving the tiny bar a college tavern vibe that has made it a key nightlife destination that features late hours and a regular schedule of live music and karaoke nights.
Although the festive scene does draw in some young Venetians, most locals avoid Café Blue in favor of the very similarly styled Café Noir next door, so patrons should expect a night of hanging out with fellow English speakers.
Those in need of a respite during the day can also pop in to relax, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, and have a bite or a little espresso that could probably double as rocket fuel.
And once the espresso wears off, the party will be picking up again at Café Blue, so guests can move on to the grappa.
Outgoing, upbeat, party-seeking students and travelers, predominantly English speakers, late teens and up.
Live jazz 9–11pm on Fridays starting in October and continuing throughout the academic year. A DJ spins a mix of music and hosts karaoke from 9pm to late night on Thursdays, year round. Occasional Saturday night concerts featuring local bands. Free Wi-Fi.
Snacks, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Absinthe.
Sandwiches €1.50–€6, salads €5–€7.50. Beer €2.50–€6, wine €3+, cocktails €6, mixed drinks €3.50–€5, shots €3.50, Venetian spritz €2, coffee €1–€3.
Weekends or any night with live music are the best. Slows down in August when staff and many younger patrons are on vacation.