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 to the area’s high-spirited student... ... read full review
Campo Santa Margherita
Dorsoduro, Venice –
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 to the area’s high-spirited student population.
The square’s boisterous activity, helped along by a dozen small bars open every night until 2am, makes this campo the destination for young people.
By day, however, the square also teems with local residents running errands and buying fresh fruit, bread, herbs, and fish from the small vendors, as well as throngs of visitors who take a break on the benches under the canopy of trees to watch the bustling parade of daily life.
In the evening, the square sees an equally busy passage of commuters who often stop at one of the bars for a quick snack and a Venetian spritz before continuing home.
Later at night, the bars and outdoor cafés start buzzing with a diverse crowd of twenty-somethings looking for late-night drinks and animated conversation among friends.
Anyone looking for an eclectic crowd and a high-energy vibe will certainly find it in Campo Santa Margherita – morning, noon, or night.
All types and ages by day, laid-back students and young professionals by night, late teens to 30s.
Shopping, dining, people-watching, and street performers. There are also some art galleries in the area. Occasional holiday markets and staged performances, especially during Carnevale.
Food stands offer pizza, kebabs, and gelato. Several restaurants and bars serve salads, sandwiches, and snacks.
Pizza €2+/slice, sandwiches €1.30–€4. Beer €2.50–€5.50, wine €2–€3, cocktails €5–€7, mixed drinks €4, Venetian spritz €2, coffee €1–€3.
Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm for an open-air party atmosphere, and any weekday evening during the academic year.