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.
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.
Located just a couple of minutes away from the famous Rialto bridge under an alley is a hidden gem called All'Arco. A place to devour authentic Italian dishes and smooth wines. The bar is always bustling with locals and very few tourists, who are shown the way to this place by learned locals. Since the Rialto market is close by, fresh sea food specials always make their way on the menu here. Their cicheti, plates of langoustines, fried calamari, sardines and prawns are must try with some bread on the side. Their wine selection is quite impressive and this happens to be one of those few places in Venice where you can enjoy cheap but good wines. This is an ideal spot for a pre-dinner drink, if you are looking for one.
Opened in 1993, this restaurant features traditional Venetian cuisine and is known for its rare wine selection. The Bistrot de Venise welcomes you with its elegantly rich interiors that radiate an aura of warmth. You can choose from an assortment of contemporary or traditional seafood appetizers and main courses, pastas and risotto, Venetian-style liver, grilled fish. It also hosts art exhibitions, poetry recitals and cultural evenings from time to time.
The Rialto Market is such a vast place with its tiny alleyways that it is known to get shoppers thirsty as well as hungry! If you happen to be experiencing such a situation, then just ask around for building no. 213 and make a beeline for it. Do not be surprised if you don't find chairs to sit on, because the norm at Al Marca is to grab your order and leave. Or you could also grab a drink with your sandwich, if you are not in a hurry. Try the domestic wines on offer which are sure to impress the locals around you at the counter. After their initial nod of approval, maybe you could strike up a conversation about other interesting places around.