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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of three historic cafés on Piazza San Marco, the Grancaffè Quadri has been a part of the Venetian experience since 1638, along with the two other major historic cafés of Venice: Lavena and Florian. The atmosphere alone is worth the trip with luxurious exteriors and interiors, and sometimes, a live orchestra plays in the background. The opulent décor comprises of resplendent Venetian chandeliers and mirrors. Customers can enjoy fine coffee in myriad flavors complemented by exquisite desserts and gourmet snacks. On certain nights between April and October, connoisseurs of music can enjoy the melodies played by renowned musicians.
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!
The wine-drinking customers of this small old-fashioned Venetian tavern seem to be from a calmer era. The décor creates a cozy tavern atmosphere through the use of wood furnishings and fittings. On Thursdays and Sundays popular jazz concerts are held. Great for a quick sandwich and a glass of red wine - there are 20 or so local wines available which are perfect for a pre-dinner drink.