Music seems to seep from the pores of this atmospheric club, one of the only places in Venice to hear live music written after 1900. With exposed duct work, tiny, candlelit tables and guests elbow-to-elbow, this really is a jazz club of yore, where Venice’s best musicians regularly get together and jam, and guests remember it as a highlight of their stay in the city. Concerts take place five nights a week, and feature a recurring quartet plus Latin and bossa nova nights.
Time Out tip: If you reserve a table for dinner, expect simple, home-cooking. You can also just reserve for the 9 PM concert, and have an early dinner elsewhere.
Osteria ai Pugni: For pre-concert cicchetti just on the other side of the canal
Campo Santa Margherita: For a late-night scene near the university
Scuola Grande dei Carmini: For a gorgeous, art-filled institution from the 1600s