Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Dorsoduro

Cantinone Già Schiavi

Regulars gamely pass along orders to timid newcomers, who might otherwise miss out on smoked swordfish cicheti (bar snacks) with top-notch house Soave, or pallottoline (mini-bottles of beer) with generous sopressa (…
Bar in Dorsoduro

El Sbarlefo

If you’re looking to escape the raucous student scene on Campo Santa Margherita, head to this grown-up bar with its chic industrial look, sophisticated rock and blues soundtrack, and live music at weekends. Aside fr…
Bar in Dorsoduro

Osteria alla Bifora

Other bars around this campo cater to spritz-pounding students, but this chandelier-lit medieval wine cave sets the scene for gentle flirting over a big-hearted Veneto merlot. Cured-meat platters are carved to order…
Bar in Dorsoduro

Malvasia all'Adriatico Mar

This tiny bar contains a host of wonderful wines, many of them organic. The owner and head bartender, Francesco, is knowledgeable about his cellar, as well as being extremely welcoming. Bar snacks include delicious …
Bar in Dorsoduro

El Chioschetto

There’s really no better place to park yourself for aperitivo than at this pint-sized kiosk on the Zattere overlooking the Giudecca Canal. Even on frosty spring evenings the tables fill up with a mixed crowd downing…
Bar in Dorsoduro

Ai Pugni

Centuries ago, brawls on the bridge out the front inevitably ended in the canal, but now Venetians settle differences with one of over 50 wines by the glass at this ever-packed bar, pimped with recycled Magnum-bottl…
Cocktail Bar in Dorsoduro

Café Noir

Laid-back Noir will leave you full and satisfied for less than €7 with its long list of cocktails, wines, beers and even Guinness. To accompany the beverages is an extensive list of jaw-busting panini and piadine (f…
Bar in Dorsoduro

Caffè Bar Ai Artisti

The cast of characters who sweep into this tiny cafe throughout the day seem borrowed from Pietro Longhi's paintings at neighbouring Ca' Rezzonico. Bartenders aren't the least bit fazed by dashing caped strangers sw…
Teahouse in Dorsoduro

Fujiyama

After long museum days, Fujiyama offers a relaxing alternative to espresso bolted at a bar. Rainy days call for pots of organic genmaicha tea and comforting brownies, while sunshine brings iced drinks and salty pist…
Bar in Dorsoduro

Bakarò

‘Permesso!’ (Pardon!) is the chorus inside this hip, pocket-sized bacaro (bar), where the crowd spills onto the sidewalk and tries not to spill drinks in the process. Below a tangle of filament bulbs is the tiny woo…