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This is one of Venice's best restaurants and bars, and for good reasons. Saying that the service is excellent is an understatement and the menu features only the freshest and best quality ingredients. The space is somewhat small and cosy, and so, reservations are highly recommended. Harry's comes with a long, rich and interesting history. It is not only the birthplace of iconic cocktails like Bellini and Capriccio but it's also where legendary stars once dined and made merry, this long list includes big names Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, Truman Capote, Peggy Guggenheim and Alfred Hitchcock, to name a few. Needless to say, Harry's Bar in San Marco makes for an interesting visit.
Bar Dandolo is the acclaimed bar of the historic Hotel Danieli. Set on the 14th-century former Palazzo Dandolo's ground floor, its Venetian glass chandeliers, marble columns, elegant fireplace, luxurious embellishments and furniture give it a majestic look. Unwind with their signature cocktails while listening to live music.
The very glamorous and modernly designed Centrale Restaurant Lounge is placed close to Teatro La Fenice and stays open late, which seldom happens in Venice. Centrale is a place for sipping aperitifs, relaxing on designers sofas, and dining by candlelight, all while listening to the soft music playing in the background. The menu offers both meat and fish and seafood preparations cooked in the traditional Venetian style. Centrale also feature frequent live jazz performances.
Bacaro Jazz is just a few minutes away from the Rialto Bridge and is one of the best cocktail bars in the city. Its quirky decor complements its vivacious ambiance, making it an ideal ground to meet and make new friends. With its background jazz tunes, you can read the testimonials of clients on its walls and also admire some artworks. Enjoy their famed happy hours with delightful concoctions. Nosh on Venetian grub that veers more to seafood although everything is tasty. Catch the latest football matches on their two giant screens. You can be assured of a memorable experience at this lovely bar.
Muro Venezia Rialto is one of the vibrant bars and restaurants in town. Set in the heart of a market, it is the meeting point of Venetians, tourists, market workers, youngsters, working professionals and older people. This amalgamation is perhaps its charm and keeps it constantly busy. Its sleek interiors are a perfect setting to sip on wine and delicious cocktails. Complement it with local dishes that are freshly prepared and delicious such as octopus, cooked salami and meatballs. Else, opt to be seated in their patio in the square, overlooking the river and watch the gondolas passing by.