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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (2 reviews)
“cocktail menu” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Hours
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
San Polo 2564 | fondamenta dei Frari, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place! Really good cocktails. Attentive service. Unique. Go early to make sure you get a seat. They will make you anything you like- but their cocktails are amazing. Tea with the queen particularly - was excellent

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lucy_robyn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great small place with friendly and helpful service. We really enjoyed the atmosphere here and try great cocktails. Also great value for money

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 820meryd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The staff at Il Mercante are so cool, they enjoy chatting to customers and explaining the drinks to them. Their cocktails are very nice and very complex with some unique flavours. We had a bowl of olives to snack on, of which were incredible and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing drinks, amazing and friendly staff. Ignore the previous review. Charge your phone before you leave and enjoy this lovely place.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tina Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this place as we got recommendation. It was just ok. We went up to second floor and ordered drinks. Everything was ok until we realized that we only had 3 percent of battery on our phone and since we are tourists here, we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank ursahevie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the restaurant late at night it was cold outside but you wouldn’t notice the restaurant offer heating and blankets to sit outside so you can enjoy the views of Rialto bridge. It was happy hour when we was here so had delicious cocktails...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so glad I found this cocktail bar!! The cocktails are to die for!! They were really unusual and so delicious! The bar has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff were so friendly! When we returned the second night, the staff remembered us and welcomed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank glasgowgirlrb
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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 November 28, 2018 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 November 24, 2018 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
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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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
US$7 - US$14
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
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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