Crowded with young patrons and located close to the Cà Foscari campus of Venice's University, not far from the Galleria dell'Accademia, Piccolo Mondo or 'El Souk' attracts many students. Featuring hippest DJs and open till late, it makes for a good place to dance the night away. As the name suggests, the interior is arabesque, with lots of low lighting. There are theme nights, like, 80s night and Latin American night when the place takes on a new life. The students seem to enjoy whatever is put on. There is no entry fee and it is one of the very few places in Venice where it is possible to dance.
There is nothing you cannot do at Club Molocinque; there's an area for dining and one for dancing - plenty of room for a fun night out. The music played here is as versatile as the place itself - the best of techno, funk and neo-pop keeps you entertained throughout your visit. Not loud enough to drown your dinner conversation, and just loud enough to make for a great party! Here you will find several beautiful, young Venetians, out to relax after a long day of work, and some who're here to dance the night away! The restaurant offers Italian staples while the bar keeps several cocktails, soft drinks and beers flowing.
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.
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.
The New Age club has been hosting live concerts as well as Dj's for more than 2 decades in ROncade. Here, you shall find local Italian artists as well as international artists like Kasabian, Satyricon, etc. playing various genres of rock, hip-hop and the like. Visit the website to book your tickets for a great concert.
Dorsoduro is the university district and, therefore, is packed with students day and night. This is probably one of the main reasons that it is also home to so many pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants. The Café Noir is not your typical Venetian tavern because it is situated near San Apollo and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. It is also a meeting place for many alternative students and young people. The atmosphere is slightly crowded with music playing in the background. You can sit there for as long as you like with your coffee or drink. It is the ideal place to drop into after walking around the streets and alleys of Venice if you are looking for something out of the norm. The food is not exactly traditional but there is a good selection of bar food such as panini and salads. There is a good selection of wines, beers and themed drinks. You can also have an after-dinner drink or liqueur as well as one of the better-known vodka or gin cocktails.
Tucked away in Calle Larga San Marco is a bar that can satiate your hunger after a long day of shopping in the city center. Bar Al Campanile has been delighting locals as well as tourists with its delicious wraps, rolls, sandwiches and refreshing coffee. This place is a gem for those who are fans of street food. Although a bit small in size they do have some seats available inside the bar but you can always take-out your order and enjoy it while exploring the city. The place is clean and portions served are generous enough to fill you for a good look around San Marco.
Black-Jack is a warm, welcoming and friendly bar. It's a bit tiny but the lively atmosphere, and friendly staff and co-patrons makes it worth a visit. At Black-Jack, spend your evenings tasting wines from northern Italy or refresh yourself with Spritz along with delicious local-style tapas like baccalà, sarde in saor, etc. Frequent this place several times a day, the owner will only be enthusiastic to serve you.
Bar Torino is a great place if you just want to have a good time with friends and sip on your drinks while the music plays to your mood. The atmosphere is subdued, the ambiance and decor are tastefully artistic and these make Torino a fun place to hangout. On Wednesday's there is a live jam session that goes through the night and so does the rounds of cocktails. So when in doubt about where to head, head to Torino and have a blast!
Al Colombo Ristorante has been delighting patrons since the 18th Century. Owner, Alessandro Stanziani is responsible for their creative menu which is filled with delicious varieties of Antipastis, first courses as well as main dishes. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection with the use of freshest possible ingredients. Food can be enjoyed at the comfortable seating inside the restaurant but during summers the gorgeous patio creates a wonderful ambiance for a meal. Seafood dishes come highly recommended at Al Colombo Ristorante. Their portions are generous but do keep some room for their heavenly dessert and coffee after the meal.
Al Chioschetto is small open-air bar loved by locals not only for its scrumptious sandwiches and paninis but also for the breath-taking views that it lets you enjoy. A few chairs, tables and umbrellas form a humble setting of this gem that is located overlooking the picturesque Canale della Giudecca. Order from a wide range of delicious toasted sandwiches and paninis, vegetable salads then grab a large pint of chilled beer or your favorite wine and enjoy the sun taking a dip into the waters as the day passes by. During summers the bar is open till 2:00a and is perfect for a late night romantic drink with someone special.