Party Earth Review Stained glass windows, dark wood, dim lighting, and a nautical décor combine to create a masculine yet cozy atmosphere at L’Olandese Volante (The Flying Dutchman), an English-style tavern named for the ghost ship of lore... ... read full review
Castello 5658, Campo San Lio
M–Th noon–12:30am, F–Sa noon–2am; Kitchen noon–3pm
Castello, Venice –
Stained glass windows, dark wood, dim lighting, and a nautical décor combine to create a masculine yet cozy atmosphere at L’Olandese Volante (The Flying Dutchman), an English-style tavern named for the ghost ship of lore doomed to sail the seas forever – an allusion, perhaps, to Venice itself, the mysterious eternal city built on water.
The pub’s wonderful setting a bit off the beaten path, its two quaint rooms, and the shaded outdoor seating area in the charming Campo San Lio attract a diverse and friendly crowd of all ages.
Besides its casual social scene, the bar also offers many European beers on tap, bartenders who really know their stuff, and a tasty, affordable lunch menu.
Quite popular with a young Venetian crowd when it was founded in 1993, L’Olandese Volante now draws a steady balance of customers that include regulars, university students, international travelers, and everyone in between, giving the bar a neighborly, conversational vibe that is welcoming to all.
With Italian, French, German, Irish, Danish, Belgian, Dutch, Scottish, and Czech brews available in bottles or on tap, L’Olandese Volante goes far beyond any other establishment in Venice to offer its patrons the perfect pint. The pub doesn’t take credit cards, so fill your pockets with Euros and sample a few of the offerings.
Sociable and upbeat, 20s and up.
Funky jazz and other ambient music.
Menu includes salads, sandwiches, pasta, and entrées. Daily lunch specials available.
Salads €6, sandwiches €4, entrées €8. Beer €2.50–€11, cocktails €6, coffee €1.50–€3.
Thursdays through Saturdays around 10pm, or any afternoon or evening in the summer.
Some of the best gelato in the city is just around the corner at Boutique del Gelato (Castello 5727).