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Venice may be known for its opera house and Vivaldi concerts, but it isn’t celebrated for its nightlife. This can present problems for travelers looking, well, to do something at night. This problem also dogs single travelers in Venice, who may not find any special romantic epiphany wandering the canals alone after dinner. (And we won’t even go into the nightlife issues faced you guessed it, orange!
2. Sip a cocktail in a schmancy lounge
Centrale Restaurant Lounge, located steps from San Marco square, is a swanky restaurant and lounge. Make no mistake: This place isn’t cheap at all (dinner for two prix fixe, €150!), but you can lounge about and sip your cocktail slowly. Offering themed nights and a gay night. Open from 7 PM -2 AM. Piscina Frezzeria n°1659/b.
3. Hit the club?
Dance clubs are not numerous in Venice proper. In fact, we couldn’t find any that are open right now. Your best bet is to ask at your hotel if Casanova, the disco (and “internet point”) located near the train station is still in open!
Or you could act like a local and head to Maestre, Venice’s neighboring mainland city, where several clubs rage until dawn. Buses and trains run through the night from the Venice’s termini station. Here’s a partial list of clubs in Mestre.
During the summer months, clubbers head to Jesolo, the resort on Venice’s Lido island, to dance ’til dawn on the beach and in the discos. More Jesolo information.