Nightlife in Venice
Venice Jazz Club
Venice Jazz Club has a small, comfortable setting with a terrific group of local musicians who perform there regularly. The host (owner/pianist) is really friendly. He does an excellent job entertaining and promoting a great atmosphere. It is a great place to sit back and relax after a long day of sightseeing. The band plays for an hour, takes a break and then come back out and play for another hour. If you are interested in jazz, this is a good spot to hear live music. You will most likely have a great time. It cost 20 Euros (per person) to get inside, which includes your first choice of drink and a bowl of snacks (pretzels/chips). 30 Euros includes dinner, bottle of wine and entry into the club (per person). Drinks prices are very reasonable. They ask you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show begins, so you don't interrupt the performance. Good value for an entertaining, and memorable night out on the town.
Phone: 39 041 523 2056
Address: Dorsoduro 3102 Ponte dei Pugni, S.Margherita, Venice, Italy
Monday thru Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
January - Only open special days (check their website)
August - Closed
Bacaro Jazz is situated in the center of Venice, near the The Rialto Bridge. It is a small and very unique place, with a very interesting decor (bras hanging from the ceiling everywhere). The tradition is women who give up their bra will receive a free drink and a rise from the other patrons. The bartender and waiters are super friendly and make you feel more than welcome. The kitchen is open until 2 am, and they have a nice selection of cocktails (reasonable prices). Make sure to visit during happy hour (4 pm -6 pm). Buy one, get one free cocktail. Great atmosphere and awesome jazz music, although not a lot of live bands. Just a fun place to stop in for a quick drink/bite (ladies, remember to take a spare bra).
Phone: 39 041 528 5249
Address: San Marco 5546, 30124 Venice, Italy
Monday and Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday thru Sunday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Harry’s Bar is near Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's square). This place is iconic. It was one of Hemingway's favorite places. And also home to the world famous Bellini. They say the Bellini (champagne and peach) originated here. It is a small, but elegant place. Tables are very close together. They have a nice selection of cocktails, prepared with super fresh ingredients. The food is authentic, and also very good. Be warned there is a dress code. No shorts for both ladies and men after 6 pm are allowed. Prices are a bit high, but that's what you expect for such a renowned location. It is a must visit, even if it's just to have one Bellini.
Phone: 39 041 5285777
Address: Calle Vallaresso 1323, 30124 Venice, Italy
Monday thru Sunday 10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Al Parlamento is a marvelous little bar. It is located in a quiet area, situated by the canal with tables inside and out. The decor inside is very nice, and there is a real good atmosphere. Very friendly English speaking staff, so ordering is easy. They have a great cocktail menu and tasty food too. Reasonable prices for the area. They have very good happy hour prices (between 6 pm and 9 pm). Go and have a look.
Phone: 39 041 244 0214
Address: Sestiere Cannaregio, 511, 30121 Venezia, Italy
Monday thru Sunday 7:30 am – 1:30 am