Trattoria Antiche Carapane invites you to a treat of "distinguished Venetian cuisine" in a small and snug setting. Located in the heart of Venice, this place is frequented by politicians and movie stars who need a break from their hectic schedules. Their menu comprises an eclectic range of Venetian preparations and delectable seafood. Try Cassopipa: spaghetti with a spicy shellfish sauce and order for wine to go along with it. Alfresco dining at their lovely outdoor terrace adds another dimension especially during the nights.
The Venice Jazz Club was born in 2006 after the closing of the Around Midnight Club. The Venice Jazz Club quartet is the group that usually plays here, but sometimes other jazz musicians come here as well. The club has great wine, sometimes hosts art exhibitions and is located between Campo Santa Margherita and the Accademia Bridge.
Housed within the Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky, which is actually a reclaimed flour-mill building, Skyline, the rooftop bar offers some of the very best views of the Venice skyline. Serving a range of refreshing coffees, teas, hot chocolate and other specialty drinks, the bar also offers several diverse cocktails along with some scrumptious aperitifs. Sip on local classics like Bellini and Spritz, and soak in the luxurious decadence while reflecting on the glorious Venetian panoramas. Once a week, the restaurant serves a great selection of sushi, and on Saturdays the resident DJ entertains a busy Happy Hour.
Al Vapore, the small music venue is located right off the mainland-side of the bridge to Venice in Marghera, which is directly on the other side of the tracks from the train station in Mestre. They very often host international jazz acts and world-class music concerts. Folks from all over the region come to Al Vapore to hear good live music in an intimate setting. It's one of the few places in Mestre where the entire family can enjoy a cultural entertainment and some tasty Italian grub.
Inishark is an Irish pub in Venice. This affable bar is also pet-friendly and a popular sports bar in town. It features a great selection of Irish ciders, beers, whiskeys as well as international drinks. Take a sip of Kilkenny Cream, Guinness, Nastro Azzurro, Spritz or Bellini and snack on yummy sandwiches or other tasty tidbits. Catch a game live on their huge screens ranging from national to international sporting events.
Antico Caffé Martini is a dining destination like no other, near Piazza San Marco, a few steps away from Teatro la Fenice. A lot of its costumers here are the theater's patrons who've come to catch a bite and a drink, before or after the show. Romantic duets entertain diners as they eat, the lovely outdoor patio makes for a romantic date spot. The service is excellent and the cuisine is typically Venetian with a nod towards traditional fish and seafood preparations. A wide selection of local and non-local wine is on offer as well, these couple well with the delightful offerings at Antico Caffé Martini. With a history that begins in the 1720s, Martini's has a lot to offer, whether you're a lover of arts, history, music, food and wine.
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.
Locals who know the hidden secrets of Venice are regular customers of Cantine del Vino Già Schiavi, situated in the Dorsoduro district. Gaining critical acclaim on the official tourism site of Venice, this restaurant serves a selection of “cicchetti” or “light snacks,” traditional Italian food, fresh seafood, cheese and, of course, wine. It is primarily a wine shop and this small store is filled with racks of wine bottles on every side. Its menu includes items like Fennel Crostini, Dried Tuna served with Dandelion, Crema di Pistachio and Pumpkin Mascarpone. Owing to its popularity it easily gets crowded with patrons looking for the best deals on local wines.
This tavern is situated close to the jetty at the Fondamente Nove in Corte della Carità. It has a lovely canopy which creates a cool shade in the summertime. The outdoor atmosphere in summer is ideal and the food is good all year round. Because of its location it is patronised mainly by Venetians who enjoy good food with no frills. Service is polite and welcoming. The food is based mainly on traditional fish dishes and is served with a lovely crisp house white. During the warmer weather clients usually sit around chatting until the early hours.
Visit Enoteca Mascareta after a hectic day at work and refresh yourself with some Sassicia and Montervetrano. The bar offers hundreds of different kinds of wine by the glass as well as an array of Italian cheeses to go with it. The friendly bartenders guide you through the extensive wine list and help you find the one that best suits your mood and personality. There is also an eclectic range of delicious soups on offer. So leave all your worries outside and enter Enoteca for a good wine-and-cheese deal with a close bunch of friends.