Come here to start your evening at the weekend and be surrounded by locals, all drinking and chilling. Every time we come to Venice, we begin our evenings here for the first Aperol Spritz and just ease into it. This is the place to meet up with friends and then take it from there. This is where we come, and this is what we do, and there is very little chance that this will be changing in the near future. In fact, we'll be there tomorrow, doing just that.
In the past we have eaten here a few times and it's good, but we usually eat further off the beaten track and a long way from any tourists. This square is the equivalent of Leicester Square, so a place to meet, not necessarily a place I like spend the whole evening, but YMMV.
An essential bar in Venice
GooglePlace - November 2017
Lovely atmosphere and good choice of drinks at a reasonable price. Great tapas too...
Foursquare - November 2017
Tasty chicheti / "montaditos". Classy bar. Cosy decoration and atmosphere with excellent music. The staff was really kind. Not cheap, not expensive either, given that this is Rialto in Venezia and all you get is good quality.
GooglePlace - February 2017
Food is ok. The service is painfully slow. Try somewhere else if you can...
Foursquare - January 2017
We met some locals who brought us here on a Sunday night for a drink. The place had a very dark, moody ambience with really obscure music (which I made sure to save on my phone) and great drinks! I had a martini. We didn't eat anything, but our drinks arrived quickly and we enjoyed a seat over in the corner on a bench seat by the window. This was definitely a younger crowd and more of a bar scene at the time of night that we arrived. Definitely recommend for their drinks and taste in music!!
GooglePlace - January 2017