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Il Mercante Cocktail Bar

$$ - $$$
San Polo 2564 | fondamenta dei Frari, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 476 7305
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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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San Polo 2564 | fondamenta dei Frari, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here on quite a busy Saturday night and the waitress was so helpful she said we could wait at the bar for a table and as soon as one was ready she would come and get us. we found a little seat by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antonialeighg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for pre dinner drinks and were really impressed by the unique way in which this bar operates. We were shown to a table up on the round mezzanine over looking the ground floor then talked through the cocktail menu whilst given some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MrMarkBennett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent and the location just convenient. Cocktails very good, I tried the Hendricks cooler and it was very well done. Cicchino also very very good, I will definitely go back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SilS_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during a birthday trip to Venice. Just around the corner from our hotel we experienced a welcoming atmosphere from all staff, Alessandro and Daniele you were so so friendly, we had a great experience and drinks were amazing. Knowledge and expertise. Pure alchemy....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank septemberlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after seeing the reviews on TA but were left disappointed we couldn’t get a table so we’re propped up at the bar and really didn’t rate the cocktail was just very strong alcohol not very tasty. We left and found much nicer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 851louisef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got there last night with a friend and although the venue was amazing, they put us on a corner next to other people so it wasnt cosy at all and then they gave us the smallest wine dose we got in venice which was rather...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Happiness60530190945
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Upon arrival there were no tables or seats at the bar and we were almost turned away. On a Friday and Saturday you need to book in advance. Downsides over! This bar is great with friendly staff and a great themed menu. It seemed very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rick W
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Ranked 1 on tripadvisor so we tought we give it a try for our last evening here. We weren’t disappointed! Large selection of cocktails available and also the bartenders offered variations of the cocktails when you asked them. Also one of the best things was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank l0duca
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AATWCanberra
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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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
neighborhood. 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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August 15, 2018|
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
August 11, 2018|
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Response from AlexisDeVliegher | Reviewed this property |
I confirm no reservation required
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $14
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 476 7305
  • E-mail
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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