Bars & Nightlife Near Rialto, in the San Polo District of Venice Italy
Rialto is one of the most lively areas for nightlife in Venice. Just at the foot of the bridge, Campo San Giacomo di Rialto is lined with bars and osterias. On the canal side, they serve meals and drinks to patrons at tables by the Grand Canal, on the Campo side, locals meet for an evening spritz or glass of wine. Naranzaria, Ancora and Bancogiro are all neighbors on the square and all popular stops. But, that is just at the foot of the Rialto bridge! Scroll down to find a couple more favorites that are just a few moments walk away.
Al Merca, 215 San Polo, In Campo Batisti.
Al Merca seems to be the one place in Venice that everyone, tourists and locals alike, agree upon. We all love it. Why? Maybe it's the combination of the community atmosphere in the Erbaria with their uncomplicated food and generous drinks? The freedom to wander in the campo with your drink and mingle with other guests? The consistently charming service they offer from behind their tiny bar? Whatever it is, Al Merca is a popular gathering place in both the early afternoon and the evenings. It may seem as though everyone gathered here knows each other, but that's just because Venice is a small town and Merca is absolutely a local favorite.
Vineria all'Amarone, San Polo 1131, Between Campo San Silvestro and Campo Sant' Aponal.
Vineria all' Amarone is a new wine bar by the original owner of Bacaro Jazz. With a completely fresh and relaxed vibe, this place is as the owner explained to me, "built around the wine." And what wine! The entire collection is sommelier-selected, mostly regional, wines. For accompaniment, there are simple yet sumptuous cicchetti. And now, for the best part: The prices here are almost the same as at every "spritzeria" around Rialto. Priceless! But wait, there's more! Vineria all'Amarone also has a secret stash wine cellar / tasting room just around the corner. If you sample something you just love, you can pick up a bottle to bring home! You can check out their menu and wine list on their website.