Where to drink a good cocktail in Venice


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Venice isn’t only beautiful- for many- and we are sure of this- Venice is also really tasteful. We’ve already gone over the best places to have a cicchetto and the top traditional dishes to try which leads us to the importance of having a good drink.

The Venetian territory (where Venice is the center) is known for its excellent wine production. One of its most famous wines is Prosecco.  During Aperitif hours- which is sacred in Venice – Prosecco runs like the river- straight-up or in a spritz.  If wines the territory has to offer are new to you don’t fret we’ll take care of that in another post with a selection of the best wineries in Venice) But for now here are some suggestions for where you can go to drink the best cocktail in the city.

Here are some bars that are more or less in tune with the traditional Venetian vibe, offer a good feel or an international setting, and above all a really good cocktail.

Time Social Bar

If you’re looking for a bar that stays open until late (for Venetian standards at least that close around 2 am ption) a welcoming atmosphere and perfect drinks, Time Social Bar is the place for you. In the Cannaregio quarter, just a few minutes away from the Guglie bridge, this bar has a speakeasy resemblance where you will find just the cocktail for you. Trust the barman Alessandro, his suggestions won’ t let you down.

Il Mercante

Reminiscent of the Orient and expertise behind the bar, The Mercante is found just in front of the imminent Basilica dei Frari, in the San Polo quarter. You’ll find Drinks inspired by trips from the Venetian Marco Polo and many other cocktails- even non-alcoholic- that follow the seasons and the talented barmen’s inspirations.

Harry’s Bar

If you’re looking for the most classical, you can’t pass up the aperitif that has become symbol of an iconic place to drink cocktails.  Set a time and have a fresh Bellini at the historical Harry’s bar in San Marco. A delicious drink that you should be prepared to spend an arm and a leg for.

Skyline Rooftop Bar

During the summer it is one of the hottest spots and not to mention has delicious cocktails all year round.  The Skyline Rooftop bar at the Giudecca, on the last floor of the Hotel Hilton Stucky, apart from having a marvelous view has an amazing selection of cocktails dedicated to the City of Venice. Just leafing through the menu will take you on a new adventure across the most beautiful island in the world.

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