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Il Mercante Cocktail Bar

€€ - €€€, Vegetarian Friendly
San Polo 2564 | fondamenta dei Frari, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 476 7305
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“sushi” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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€€ - €€€
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San Polo 2564 | fondamenta dei Frari, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a couple of cocktails here and they were excellent! The service was great and all staff were very welcoming. Best cocktails in Italy!

Thank AATWCanberra
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting twice on holiday to Venice. The 2 gentlemen behind the bar really know their stuff when it comes to cocktails. The Cocktail menu is superb, and they offer recommendations and twists to the menu. I recommend the Negredo’s Really...More

Thank Liam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike other cocktail bars each cocktail has a story and also is rated on sweetness to dryness meaning you don’t make the mistake of ordering something you are less likely to like. Choosing the cocktails is part of the fun and each one comes uniquely...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true gem for bar and cocktails lovers! Amazing atmosphere,nice service, music that takes you kn a journey. Don’t miss reading the menu!!

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place with wonderful cocktails and delicious food! i liked all in this restaurant and i think it will be my favorite

Thank MaryS8908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the fun experience of this cocktail bar! Very nice staff! The drinks are very unique so it does take a little longer but it’s worth it!

Thank Freedom574479
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After doing a trip advisor search we decided that this Cocktail bar looked great. Sadly it was such a disappointment. We found a table but when two seats became free at the bar we asked to move there. This is not allowed if you want...More

Thank mdsmith0911
Alessandro Z, Proprietario at Il Mercante Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, and thank you for making TWO reviews on the same episode!!! I sincerely apologize for the bad experience at Il Mercante, but please let me explain to you and your partner our service! First of all, ALL THE PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN WELCOME...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find. Such a lovely, different cocktail bar. The staff were lovely and really friendly. The cocktails were amazing and the decor was lovely, and really interesting how they have done the menu like a journey. They were not cheap, but definitely worth it!...More

Thank rosiiee123
Alessandro Z, Proprietario at Il Mercante Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our drinks and the concept behind the cocktail list, the new one is coming on November! I'm also glad you understand that the price (8-11€) is justified by the use of high quality...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard good things about this place, how wrong could they be!!! Managed to get a tiny table, then moved to a slightly bigger one until a couple of stools became available at the bar, we went to move there only to be told no cocktails...More

1  Thank Martin S
Alessandro Z, Proprietario at Il Mercante Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, and thank you for making TWO reviews on the same episode!!! I sincerely apologize for the bad experience at Il Mercante, but please let me explain to you and your partner our service! First of all, ALL THE PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN WELCOME...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a place to have a nice drink in Venice, I received a recommendation from a friend to go to Il mercante and it was amazing, if you go to Venice and you know how to appreciate the effort, the art of...More

4  Thank echa2014
Alessandro Z, Proprietario at Il Mercante Cocktail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a great experience with us! We hope to see you again to try our new cocktail list coming on November!

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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Kristie V
16 August 2018|
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Response from Tanya W | Reviewed this property |
We only went in the evening and it looks more of an adult bar. It is literally a cocktail bar. However it did look like they provide small sandwiches and bar snacks like nuts and olives. We did walk pass during the day and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 01:00
Thursday
18:00 - 01:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 2564 | fondamenta dei Frari, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 476 7305
  • E-mail
Description
Cocktail bar locato in un Caffè storico attivo dal 1870. Proprio di fronte alla basilica dei Frari, Il Mercante apre le sue porte dalle ore 18 presso il Caffè dei Frari, dove vi aspettano cocktail strabilianti in un salottino d'altri tempi. Riposatevi dopo una lunga giornata attraverso le calli di Venezia con drink che prendono spunto dai viaggi dei grandi esploratori della storia.
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