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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Venice Nightlife

Caffe Florian

Located on Piazza San Marco, this rather overpriced spot is worth it for its live orchestra and excellent view of the square. Buy one drink they’ll let you sit for hours.

Piazza San Marco, 011-39-041-520-5641,
Tags: nightlife | expensive | views | things to do

Cantina Do Mori

As one of the oldest watering holes in the city, this tavern has hosted legendary romantics like Casanova; the wines are fantastic, but the tasty Tramezzini (triangle shaped sandwiches) are the reason people come back.

Calle Do Mori, 011-39- 041-522-5401
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | lounge | notable wine list

Casino Municipale

The jacket requirement for gentlemen makes a night at the tables in this 15th-century palazzo a little more James Bond and a lot less Las Vegas.

Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, Canneregio 2040, 011-39-041-529-7111,
Tags: nightlife | historic | casino | things to do | culture


This hip lounge, a rarity in Venice, looks like it was actually built in the 21st century; low lighting, lounge music, and food until 2am.

Piscina Frezzaria 1659, 011-39-041-296-0664,
Tags: nightlife | trendy | lounge | open late

Harry's Bar

One of the most famous spots in Italy, this clubby, comfortable, and classic joint provides your best chance of rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous in Venice; dress to impress, and order the Bellini, of course.

Calle Vallaresso, 011-39-041-528-5777,
Tags: nightlife | expensive | editor pick | lounge | things to do | bar

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