As home to Venice’s academic institutions, Dorsoduro contains a heavy concentration of bars and nightspots that cater to its student and intellectual population, most of which are located in the three areas of Campo Santa Margherita, Accademia, and Zattere.
Campo Santa Margherita in particular has earned a reputation as the main meet-up and hangout location for a young and diverse crowd and is by far the most party-friendly part of town, where places stay open into the small hours and hopping from bar to bar is the norm.
By day, the many museums, boutiques, and galleries around the Dorsoduro’s Accademia area draw crowds of art lovers and academic types, while the wide embankment of Zattere along the Giudecca canal attracts pleasure-seeking outdoorsy people looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll or to take in the sweeping views over a drink at a sidewalk café.
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 ... more
Sestiere Dorsoduro, 3778
Party Earth Review It’s hard to miss the little storefront with the tomato-red trim in Campo Santa Margherita, but if there’s any confusion, one need only look for the hand-painted Caffè sign that indicates ... more
Dorsoduro 2963, Campo Santa Margherita
Party Earth Review Located near both the University of Venice and Ca’ Foscari University, Campo Santa Margherita has earned a reputation as the primary nightlife area in Venice, and particularly caters ... more
Campo Santa Margherita
Party Earth Review Café Noir has long been a favorite among a creative and somewhat edgy clientele of trendy young locals and students. Located on a side street in Campo Santa Margherita, the bar’s outdoor ... more
Calle de San Pantalon, 3805
Party Earth Review The only club of its kind in the city, the Venice Jazz Club is an intimate music venue with an artsy, almost underground vibe. The club attracts a savvy clientele of jazz lovers who ... more
Dorsoduro 3102, Ponte dei Pugni
Dorsoduro 1406/a, Zattere
Party Earth Review With its vibrant orange interior, spicy house music, and abstract art, Orange may be the hippest bar in Santa Margherita and attracts an equally trendy and energetic clientele. The ... more
Dorsoduro 3054/a, Campo Santa Margherita
Party Earth Review Although the name of this quaint cantina along Fondamenta Nani may be disputed – especially since it has one name on the sign and another on the awning – there is no doubt that Cantinone ... more
Dorsoduro 992, Fondamenta Nani