Venice isn't known for its exuberant nightlife - most locals head to mainland
Mestre for the handful of clubs and nightlife there. Casanova was once a central
disco offering rock and house music until late, located at 158/a Cannaregio. Once
referred to as the only place that could possible lay claim to disco credibility,
it has recently become a branch of the Ae Oche restaurant chain offering a wide
variety of pizzas. It's clear where Venetian allegiances lie - don't expect the
year round 'city of revel'!
During the summer a visit to Jesolo and its beach north of the lagoon is the
best bet if you're looking for some bigger nightclubs. More popular in the centre
of Venice is the aperitivo or pre-club nightlife: wine, beer, cocktails, spirits
and lots of chatting. Your best bet to enjoy Venetian nightlife is to go bar
hopping around the centre.
Around Midnight, Fondamenta dei Pugni 3102, is a club in Santa
Margherita, Dosoduro 3102. Every Saturday there's dance music with the resident DJ.
During the week there is acid jazz music in the company of the Venice Jazz Project.
Club Malvasia Vecchia, Corte Malatina 2586, is a members-only
club hidden away in a tiny courtyard behind the Fenice Opera House. It's very simple
to become a member, you just have to pay a one off 15 Euro charge and you can you can
enjoy reasonably priced drinks and dance the night away until 4am in the morning.
The owner is also the resident DJ playing loud dance music all night.
TAG Club is a cosy yet lively club just behind the train station
in Mestre. It hosts an eclectic range of live music events, exhibitions and pop/rock
nights. Afterhours parties are regular. Via Giustizia 19.
If you can't live without pumping house and underground music, all-night dancing
and masses of people, make the effort to visit to Il Muretto on Via Roma 120 in Lido
di Jesolo. It is considered a temple of house music and has attracted people from
all over the North East of Italy for the past 15 years.
Did you Know?!?
Lord Byron, revered poet and satirist, lived in the city
in the early 19th century and once referred to Venice as
‘ the revel of the earth’, such was its reputation
as the party city of Europe at the time?