Venice - Bars & Nightlife

Venice has many good bars, primarily in the Dorsoduro district, but there’s no "party scene." The city’s youth travel to Venice’s modern sister city, Mestre, on the main land. In the summer, they go to the seaside town of Jesolo.

Cafè Noir

Cafè Noir is a lively place popular with students, and always packed to the rafters. At its best when spontaneous, and sometimes wild, parties erupt in the later hours of the night.

AddressViale Venezia, 101, Venice
Phone+39 0431 722 076

Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo is a bar with a club feel to it. Or maybe the other way around—a club with a bar vibe. Parts of the student population seem to make it here, too.

AddressCalle Contarini-Corfù, Venice
Phone+39 41 520 0371

Harry’s Bar

This is the original, the bar that all other "Harry’s" around the world are modelled after. The Bellini, the champagne and peach drink was invented here. Harry’s Bar focuses on creating an inviting atmosphere that welcomes everybody with open arms.

AddressSan Marco 1323, Venice
Phone+39 41 528 5777

Venice Jazz Club

Venice Jazz Club is a brilliant club that has succeeded in creating a cosy and authentic venue. From 21.00 to 23.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can come by and catch a concert, but be sure to book in advance as it fills up in a heartbeat.

AddressDorsoduro 3102, Ponte dei Pugni, S.Margherita, Venice
Phone+39 041 523 2056

The Irish Pub Venezia

The Irish Pub is a friendly Irish bar with lots of beer and great attitude. Nice place to hang out and maybe have a snack and they also have pizza and sandwiches if you get hungry.

AddressCannaregio 3487, Venice
Phone+39 041 0990 196

Chet Bar

This small bar provides delicious cocktails and drinks for a young and happy crowd every night of the week. If you come here during day time, they also offer tasty sandwiches and coffee.

AddressDorsoduro 3684, Campo Santa Margherita, Venice

Bacaro Jazz

Right between the two tourist sights Rialto Bridge and San Marco's Square you find this well-established bar. It has been around since 1997 and attracts a mix of locals and tourists. There are TV's showing Italian football and great music until late for the party people

AddressSan Marco, 5546, Venice
Phone+39 041 528 5249

Osteria Ai Pugni

Osteria Ai Pugni lies close to the university and you will see a lot of students here. That means good prices and a happy and cheerful vibe too. Wine, spirits and other drinks flows from the bar and the appetizers are yummy. This is also a great spot for people-watching.

AddressFondamenta Gherardini, Venice

Bar Dandolo

At the award winning Bar Dandolo, in the luxury hotel Danieli, guests can relax in a beautiful setting and sip on perfectly made classic cocktails. Here are live music performances several nights of the week and WiFi is complimentary.

AddressRiva degli Schiavoni, Venice
Phone+39 041 522 6480

Margaret Duchamp

Even if the party doesn't go on until the sun rises this is a place that comes to life after midnight. The drink menu includes a wide array of beers, wines and cocktails and if you are hungry there are snacks like burgers, sandwiches and antipasti to choose from.

AddressCampo Santa Margherita Dorsoduro, 3019, Venice
Phone+39 041 528 6255


To add an international atmosphere to your evening cocktail, head to Londrabar at the four-star hotel Londra Palace. Take a seat on the beautiful terrace and watch the canals and the everyday life.

AddressRiva Degli Schiavoni 4171, Venice
Phone+39 041 520 0533

Raging Pub

If you are in the mood to meet new friends and drink and dance, you should make a visit at Raging Pub with its flag-covered ceiling in Campo Santa Margherita. In summertime guests sit together on the square outside.

AddressCampo Santa Margherita, 3112, Venice
Phone+39 3454 694 503

TAG Club

The small underground club TAG in Mestre, attracts the party crowd that wish to dance all night. Electronic music mix up with live jazz music performances and here is almost always a queue to get inside.

AddressVia Giustizia, 19, Venice


AquAlta has a modern and fresh interior and young and trendy people meet here over a glass of chilled Prosecco and delicious appetizers. It is located in Mestre and serves as good bar to start the night at.

AddressMestre, Piazza Barche, 37, Venice
Phone+39 041 972208

Aurora Beach Club

Right on the beach in Lido, just outside Venice, this large bar and nightclub give the jet set of Venice the right summer vibes. Coloured lightening, popular DJ's, large white sunbeds and fruity cocktails contribute to the right atmosphere.

AddressLungomare Guglielmo Marconi, Venice
Phone+39 348 793 1123
Opening hoursOpen May to September


Molocinque lies in a former theatre complex in Porto Marghera and since 1999, the large club with several bars and dance floors has gathered a fashionable crowd between 20-40 years. The music is mostly techno, pop, 70's, 80's, and Latin dance music.

AddressVia Elettricità 8, Venice
Phone+39 041 538 4983

Wah Wah Club

This venue in Maghera hosts live music performances from up and coming artists and they cover genres like indie, rock, pop, punk, electro, and oldies. DJ's and bands can send in their material to the club and get a chance to play there for a large crowd. Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Metronomy have all played here.

AddressVia della pila 103, Venice
Phone+39 393 757 3462


Once you step inside this bar, you will understand where the name comes from. All interior is orange. House music, art and a wide selection of wines, cocktails and other drinks makes this place popular among the young and trendy people in Venice.

AddressCampo Santa Margherita, 3054a, Venice
Phone+39 041 523 4740

Cafe Blue

Just next to Café Noir you find Cafe Blue. As its neighbour bar, it also attracts a young student crowd looking for a party night out. They serve delicious Spritz and WiFi is complimentary.

AddressDorsoduro 3778, loc. San Pantalon, Venice
Phone+39 041 5727 627

El Refolo

El Refolo is a bustling but welcoming wine bar where locals come to enjoy a Spritz and some appetizers. Sit down at the outdoor seating and watch the people passing by while sipping a glass of good Italian wine.

AddressSestiere Castello, 1580, Venice