Quality Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre
Corso del Popolo 211
Phone: (39) 041 5321029
Fax: (39) 041 5310601
Bars & Cafes
This is the flagship pub in Venice of the popular BEFeD Brew Pub chain. This waterside bar with its industrial look has a cozy ambiance to it. Take a sip of their delicious beers and enjoy their dishes created specifically to complement their drafts. With its friendly service, great drinks and food, this is a nice spot to drink and dine with friends.
It does not possess the same romantic atmosphere as Venice. However, it is still a great place to spend the night out drinking and eating in one of the many local bars and nightclubs, among which this is the veteran pub. This is a typical pub, just as the name would suggest, and it caters to a younger public of twenty-somethings who make up a full house - especially after 9pm and on weekends. The décor too enhances the pub atmosphere with its dark wooden tables, chairs and bar stools and the obligatory beer pumps at the bar. There is a corner of the pub set up specifically to host live music performers who turn up from time to time to enjoy the evening. There is quite a wide range of foreign and local draft and bottled beers. The choice of food is generally limited to the inevitable panini, however there are a few meat dishes served with chips. For Mestre, the prices are pleasantly surprising!
Al Calice is one of the oldest wine bars in the area being over 100 years old. The two dining rooms are furnished in a classical style, with soft music playing in the background. There is a pretty garden at the back where you can enjoy your wine; selected from an excellent and extensive wine list. Delectable tidbits, to go along with the beverage of your choice, include sandwiches, fried vegetables, meatballs, hard-boiled eggs and fish. Call for more details.
This pub is situated in Mestre's large bustling main piazza which is the best location in which to find most of the town's bars and restaurants. They all help to animate the piazza day and night, even though the busy atmosphere does quieten down somewhat after midnight.
The name of this restaurant (the distributor) is taken from a nearby petrol station, in Mestre. There is quite a large place with several dining rooms. This is just the place to have a quiet chat and to eat a quick snack. The clientele varies enormously with people of all ages coming here. It is furnished in a contemporary style. There is soft background music, which is usually turned up later in the evening making it a little bit more difficult to chat. The food is all very quickly prepared. There is a wide range of sandwiches, and very good sweet and savoury pancakes. There is a good selection of beers, soft drinks and some wine. They also serve gin, vodka, or rum based cocktails.
Welcome to the future! Zen Café is a minimalistic, Asian-themed bar in Mestre, just a short train ride away from the canals and gondolas of Venice. Zen Café has delicious cocktails (especially the Martinis and Bellinis), Asian tea blends and unique bamboo-inspired decor. So if you happen to be over in Mestre, Zen Café is definitely worth the stop!
Al Volta is Venice's oldest wine bar and arguably one of the city's most popular hangouts for local and domestic wines. This bar supposedly has over 2000 wines in its collection and yes, those are wine labels on the ceiling! Be sure to try some of the local white wines and indulge in some cicchetti (bite-size, finger foods) that the Venetians are known for.
This bar/snack bar in Mestre is very large and reminiscent of an old cascina or typical farmstead where the farmers of the Po valley would live. The large rooms house a mixed public ranging from students to music lovers who fill the venue in the weekends to listen the jazz, blues and rock concerts held here. The menu offers mainly snack food such as panini, chips and salads. There is a good choice of beer and other drinks.
Less expensive and crowded than the other restaurants around Piazza San Marco, Ai Canottieri is a good place for a glass of wine and a hearty meal. The menu emphasizes seafood, so be sure to try the Gray Shrimps With Polenta, or the Spaghetti Maritime-style. Don't forget the wine, as they have a good selection to accompany your meal. The winter special is the sea bass cooked in a bag made of pasta and bread, stuffed with black olives, bay leaves and spices.
This is not your average Venetian hotspot: Dogado Lounge is a modernly designed restaurant, a pizzeria, and a popular music venue and bar, all under one roof! Dogado opens until late and doesn't offer the typical local menu. Grilled meat, a fine selection of wines, and a huge choice of pizzas are its strong points. In the good season, waiters serve dinner on the spacious terrace on the first floor. Otherwise there is enough space inside to either just dine or have an after-dinner drink listening to music and dancing. DJs play an array of styles and sounds depending on the day, but live music also graces late nights.
The Dorsoduro area is well known for its bars and taverns. The Café Blue is mostly a younger student crowd in the evenings. During the day its clientèle is made up of passing trade. The bright atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Friday nights are very entertaining thanks to the live music. Maybe not everyone is aware of the mystical qualities of Venetian sandwiches. They are unique in Italy because of the quality of the fillings and because of the wonderful soft bread used.
Overlooking the Chiesa di Santi Geremia e Lucia in Campo San Geremia, Irish Pub Santa Lucia is tucked away amidst many hotels around the square. A local favorite since 1995, it is a nice spot to have beer, catch live sporting events on their massive screens and enjoy good music. Take a sip draft brews, ciders, bottled beers, wine or cocktails and nibble on tasty sandwiches. This quaint sports bar is often visited by celebrated writers, artists and musicians.