The 7 Best Hotel Bars in Venice

Liz Humphreys | February 01, 2018

Toasting the sunset while gazing at the Grand Canal or the lagoon is a classic Venice experience. Many of the best hotel bars let you do just that, while at others you can soak up the historic atmosphere or simply people-watch, cocktail at the ready.


Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia

Why it made the list

At the delightful Bat Bar, a cocktail lounge with a lovely terrace, enthusiastic mixology master Claudio creates delicious drinks that will have you coming back for seconds (or thirds). In particular, his takes on an Espresso Martini and a Bellini garner rave reviews.

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Why it made the list

Dark and moody, the Oriental Bar is an atmospheric place for a cocktail along with small bites to eat. Or if the weather’s nice, sipping a drink in the Metropole’s Citrus Garden—surrounded by jasmine, palm, and orange trees—can be simply divine.

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The Gritti Palace

Why it made the list

The outdoor Riva Lounge has fab views onto the Grand Canal, while the indoor Bar Longhi showcases charming Venetian décor. Don’t miss the Riva Cocktail, a delightful blend of white rum, grapefruit, and blue curacao.

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Aman Venice

Why it made the list

The Aman’s bar is set in a gorgeous space with decorated ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers contrasted with contemporary furniture—plus a beautiful hidden garden alongside the Grand Canal. Though it is open to non-hotel guests, the hotel can be tough to find, so call ahead to let them know you’re swinging by for a drink.

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Hotel Londra Palace

Why it made the list

The San Marco basin views and people-watching on the Riva degli Schiavoni are unbeatable (if a tad hectic) from the LondraBar’s expansive terrace. Choose from classic cocktails or signature drinks like the Bellini LondraBar, with white peaches, or the Rossini, with fresh strawberries (in season).

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Hotel Danieli

Why it made the list

You can expect aperitivi with phenomenal views at Bar Terrazza Danieli, on the rooftop of the hotel, or treat yourself to an after-dinner drink accompanied by the tinkling of the ivories at elegant Bar Dandolo.

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Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Why it made the list

The poolside Gabbiano bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the lagoon with a Bellini or Negroni in hand. The problem is, you may never want to leave (and you won't have to if you're a lucky one staying at the hotel).

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