A cool, neighbourhood vibe permeates this tiny canal-side bar in Cannaregio, offering a glimpse into local life far from the tourist trail. Hip, young Venetians spill outside onto the fondamenta from early afternoon until wee hours, sipping Spritz or sampling craft brews while devouring delicious Cicchetti and hearty sandwiches. Order at the bar and snag a wooden bench inside or a coveted outside table.
Venice is not your typical night out. And that’s not just because it’s a city set entirely on waterways (although yes, that certainly helps). Things are just different in the Eternal City. The pace of life is different. The art is different. The vibes? So different. Venice is unlike anywhere else in the world, and its nightlife is all about embracing it and its story.
Venice’s nightlife scene ranges from waterside drinks looking out over the city to intimate jazz clubs, and from neighbourhood gems to trendy wine bars. The bars here tell you a story, and the best way to experience it? Hopping from one to the next, of course. Here, creativity awaits around every corner and inspiration is found on every giro d’ombre. Yes, that basically means ‘wine stroll’. Hard life, huh? Here’s our guide to the best bars in Venice.
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