22 October 2016

5 hottest bars in Venice
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Do Mori 
A slice of Italian history
Said to be the oldest bacaro in Venice, Do Mori dates back to 1462, with a dark wood interior and copper pots hanging from the ceiling. This Venetian institution is an obligatory stop on a Venetian style bar crawl, or giro di ombre, offering a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Its tasty house special francobollo, is a tiny white-bread sandwich filled with sliced meats, radicchio, gorgonzola or roasted vegetables and the perfect snack to soak up too many glasses of wine.
San Polo 429, Calle dei Do Mori
Tel: +39 041 522 5401
Cantinone Già Schiavi
Drinking amongst the gondolas
A legendary canalside spot in Dorsoduro, Schiavi is really a wine shop that sells simple bites like cheese and fennel crostini on the side. The walls are covered floor to ceiling by bottles, and there is a fantastic choice of reasonably priced wines by the glass, mostly from the Veneto region. Grab a pallottoline beer with a generously filled sopressa (soft salami) panini and soak up the local atmosphere among the gondolas.
Dorsoduro, Fondamenta Nani 992
Tel: +390 41 523 95 77
Tel: +390 41 5287998 www.cafferosso.it
Caffè Rosso
Classic cocktails and dreams
This bustling café bar in Venice’s bohemian Santa Margherita Square is the perfect place to enjoy a Spritz – a famous cocktail created on the island, consisting of Campari, white wine, soda and lemon, and crowned with a deep green, juicy olive. Dating back to the late nineteenth century, the bar has become an important crossing point for everyone from artists to students and tourists alike.
Dorsoduro, 2963, Campo Santa Margherita, 30133
Tel: +39 041 520 5641 www.caffeflorian.com

Caffè Florian
Old World Italian charm
Situated in St Mark’s Square, Florian sweeps you back to 18th-century Venetian eminence, with its mirrored, stuccoed and frescoed interior. Claiming to be Italy’s oldest bar, it was founded in 1720 as 'Venezia Trionfante', and political and literary greats such as Rousseau, Goethe and Byron have passed through its doors. However these days, having a drink at Florian is more of a statement of style than of politics, and not to be missed if you want to sip your espresso against a grandiose background.
San Marco 56, Piazza San Marco
Tel: +39041 522 7787 www.caffedeldoge.com
Caffè del Doge
Sweet as you like…
While the Italians scoff at the idea of drinking cappuccino after 11am, rules like this go out the window at the Caffè del Doge, where any time is good for indulging in the richest, creamiest, most luscious cup of coffee in Venice.
Two signature blends and a variety of single-origin coffees are available to consume or buy to take home, along with a tempting selection of heavenly pastries.
San Polo 609, calle dei Cinque
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