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5 of the best bars in Venice for a cocktail

Look no further, we bring you the best bars in Venice you should try for a cocktail.

Are you ready to discover the best bars in Venice? From classic cocktail bars to more modern settings, we’ve put together five addresses for you to discover the city cocktail in hand.

5 Best bars In Venice


Harry’s Bar

Photo: Harry’s Bar – Cipirani

The Venetian bar par excellence and undoubtedly one of the best bars in Venice, always present in the list of the World’s 50 Best. An address existing since 1930 and is a must in your Venetian mixology circuit.

Located on the Grand Canal, it has become an official reference point. It is a place to taste classic cocktails, a place where tradition persists and quality is not discussed. Its atmosphere will also transport you back to the classic era of European coffee culture.

San Marco 1323 – Venezia, Italy 30124


Bar Longhi


With its cosmopolitan atmosphere and graceful Venetian decor, Bar Longhi is a lively place where locals and international patrons mingle over a cocktail or a glass of champagne.

Bar Longhi is iconic and one of the places you’ll go if you’re looking for elegance and luxury. Its name comes from the painter Piero Longhi, whose paintings are on the walls of the bar. Sophisticated, it is decorated with Murano glass chandeliers.

Its fortress, it seems, is the Martini. Longhi, among the best bars in Venice, offers ten variations of the Martini. In addition, cocktails such as Basil-ica made with gin, lemon, St. Germain, basil leaves and bitter orange. Craft cocktails not to be missed.

Campiello Traghetto, 2467, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Osteria All’Alba

A completely different place where all kinds of culture come together. Its decoration oscillates between graffiti walls and decorative vinyl, with loud music. It is an alternative bar for a different experience, you will find from metaleros to bartenders who meet here to break the routine of the typical Venetian bar.

Classic cocktails like Negroni are on the menu as well as shots and other drinks.

Ramo del Fontego dei Tedeschi, 380, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Il Mercante

Famous bartenders like Simone Caporale have prepared cocktails at Il Mercante, one of the best bars in Venice, with his magnificent team of bartenders.

Il Mercante is a place that tells the story of the sea merchants through unique and inimitable cocktails. A bar with two floors located at the foot of the Fabri Bridge.

Enjoy a cocktail like L’Orto di Venezia: Gin infused with purple artichoke of Sant’Erasmo, elderflower clarified with pink grapefruit and sea water.

Fondamenta Frari, 2564, 30125 Venezia VE

Blind Spot

Photo: Blind Spot Venice

On the Rooftop side in Venice, the Blind Spot offers a beautiful sunset to accompany your cocktail created by experts perfectly balanced with fresh citrus, shrubs and tinctures.

The interior of the bar is presented in a classic style that contrasts with the variety of glasses in which cocktails are served: tiki jars, mason jars or martini glasses. Located in the main metropolitan area.

Via Torino, 6, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy


Bonus, the Spritz Veneziano, where to taste it?

The origin of this cocktail dates back to the 19th century, when Venice was invaded by Austrian soldiers. To sweeten the Italian wines, which they found too strong, they cut them with soda water. To do this, they asked the winemakers to “spritz” – Spritzen in German – the wines with water.

Photo by Kike Salazar N on Unsplash


Best bars in Venice for a Spritz


Caffè Quadri (Grancaffè Quadri)

Opulent cafe overlooking St. Mark’s Square, dating from 1638, serving spritz, coffee, martinis and snacks. San Marco, 121, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto

Spritz, wine, seafood specialties and vegetarian options are offered at this ancient restaurant with a terrace.

C. del Sturion, 692, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

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