Lounge / Beach Bar / Beach Club
Party Earth Review Arguably the best summer nightspot in Venice, Aurora Beach Club is a lively music club right on the beach in Lido that brings a much-needed club energy to the lagoon during the warmer months. With euphoric music, colorful lights, a dance floor, and a bar serving top-notch summer elixirs, this club under the stars ... more
Lungomare D’Annunzio, 20/x
Party Earth Review Marked by flashing lights and colors emanating from the windows above the Billa supermarket, Dogado may be a surprising find in this otherwise sleepy area – but rest assured that the venue is a bona fide late-night club that doesn’t close its doors until 4am. Though a bit on the gaudy side, the mishmash of colors and sultry ... more
Cannaregio 3662, Strada Nova
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Formerly a theater complex, Molocinque was transformed in 1999 into an expansive club complex featuring four themed party pavilions, each offering a different style of music. Complete with a dozen bars, a color-changing pool, and plenty of cushy furniture to create a seductive lounge ambiance, the club is a posh destination ... more
Via dell’Elettricità, 8
Party Earth Review One of the few late-night discos in Venice, Piccolo Mondo is a semi-exclusive club that attracts a wild crowd of night owls with no consistent demographic save for their common desire to dance until the wee hours. Getting through the studded iron door, however, is at the sole discretion of the eccentric owner, but once ... more
Dorsoduro 1056, Accademia
Looking for clubs in Venice? Looking to party all night and rage until the sun comes up? Well, you might want to move, because while Venice is gorgeous, romantic, and an architectural masterpiece, its nightlife isn’t exactly off the charts.
However, there are some key spots where a few Venice clubs flourish, as well as some funkier nightclubs catering to the city’s student population. Most Venetians begin their night with l’ora dell’aperitivo, a fundamental component to Italy’s social scene that’s basically an excuse to eat finger food, talk, and drink too much wine.
Once the snacking is over, however, most clubbers head over the bridge to Mestre or, better yet, take a quick boat ride to Lido, where nightclubs from swanky to totally unpretentious are often on the same block.
Some of the clubs cater to an older crowd, while others are basically big bars that play lots of fun music and get everyone out on the dance floor. Jazz clubs and blues clubs are also small in number, but the city’s tourist population does manage to bring in a few big name acts. If all else fails and hitting a club in Venice just isn’t in the cards, grab a few bottles, hop in a boat, and make your own party. Just be sure to wear a life jacket.