Bars and Clubs in Venice

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    Harry's Bar - Cocktail Bar | Historic Bar | Restaurant in Venice.

    Party Earth Review The most renowned bar and restaurant in Venice, Harry’s Bar was founded in 1930 by the Cipriani family and still occupies the same small space where a cultured clientele drinks martinis and delicious Bellinis – the bar’s famous creation of white peach juice and sparkling wine. Steeped in history and once frequented by the ... more

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    Café Noir - Bar | Café in Venice.

    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 seating area extends down the street to Café Blue, providing a popular meeting place for patrons of both venues, though Café Noir attracts ... more

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    Al Mercá - Café | Wine Bar in Venice.

    Party Earth Review Not much more than a food counter situated in a corner of Campo Bella Vienna, Al Mercá nevertheless attracts a constant stream of easygoing patrons who line up for beer, wine, and snacks and to chat under the warm glowing lights of the awning. Though there is a tiny indoor space and a lone wine barrel outside that offers ... more

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    Piccolo Mondo - Club in Venice.

    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

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    MuroVenezia Rialto - Bar | Café in Venice.

    Party Earth Review Snugly situated in the animated Erbaria area, MuroVenezia Rialto is a hip bar with an upscale flair that attracts a trendy, well-dressed crowd of young professionals and university students. The sleek bar strikes a diagonal with the door to create a polished modern look and posh vibe, and is usually mobbed with a flirtatious ... more

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    El Chioschetto - Bar | Café in Venice.

    Party Earth Review Located on the Zattere – one of Venice’s few straight and wide waterfront walks – El Chioschetto has all the essential ingredients for a refreshing pit-stop at any time of day and for most of the year. This simple green kiosk doesn’t look like much, but its tables and umbrellas set up on the ... more

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There’s an important thing to remember about bars and clubs in Venice: conversation is king, and the type of bar-hopping that goes on here has evolved to facilitate this favorite pastime.

Whether at a casual pub or a swanky lounge, the beverage culture has nurtured a population of nibblers and sippers, and for Venetians – who’ll admittedly drink at any hour – the daily bar ritual comes to a peak during l’ora dell’aperitivo.

This is the prime social hour – the Italian Happy Hour, if you will – when friends gather at drinking dens and cafés to chat, wind down after a day’s work, or wind up for a night out at the bars and clubs over pints, ombre (small doses of wine), and bar snacks. Most people stand around the bar – to avoid the ubiquitous table surcharge – and the crowds at many of these cramped locales spill onto the street to create an animated atmosphere that makes for a good start to a hearty sampling of Venice’s nightlife.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Dogado - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Venice.

    30s / 40s

    The Irish Pub - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Venice.

    All Ages / Beer

    Al Mercá - Café | Wine Bar in Venice.

    All Ages / Budget-friendly

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    El Pecador - Bar | Café in Venice.

    All Ages / All Types

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    El Chioschetto - Bar | Café in Venice.

    20s and up / All Ages

    Piccolo Mondo - Club in Venice.

    20s / 30s

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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Explore Venice Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Dorsoduro

El Chioschetto - Bar | Café in Venice. more bars in Dorsoduro

Cannaregio

Dogado - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Venice. more bars in Cannaregio

San Polo

Naranzaria - Restaurant | Wine Bar in Venice. more bars in San Polo

San Marco

Centrale - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Venice. more bars in San Marco

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