Al Mercà

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Discerning drinkers throng this cupboard-sized bar crammed with cicheti and 60 different wines, including top-notch prosecco and DOC wines by the glass (€2 to €3.50). Arrive by 6.30pm for meatballs and mini-panini (€1 to €2) and easy bar access, or mingle with crowds stretching to the Grand Canal docks – there’s no seating, and it’s elbow room only at Venice's friendliest bar counter.