Harry’s Bar Venice

+39 041 52 85 777

Celebrated for cocktails, carpaccio, risotto and American clientele, Harry’s Bar is famous throughout Venice and the world. Founded in 1931 by the late Giuseppe Cipriani, it was financed by a Bostonian called Harry Pickering who thought Venice had a lack of decent Venice bars. They chose a storeroom at the Grand Canal end of the Calle Valleresso as their location, conveniently close to the Piazza San Marco.

Since then, Harry's Bar quickly became a favorite haunt for celebrities, artists, film stars and discerning travelers seeking a sophisticated and elegant ambiance. Some of the many celebrated visitors visited to this iconic bar are Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Peggy Guggenheim, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, and George Clooney. 

Ernest Hemingway was a regular visitor during his stay in Venice and is said to have written parts of his novel "Across the River and Into the Trees" while sitting at the bar.

As you approach Harry's Bar, you'll be greeted by a discreet entrance that leads you into a world of understated luxury. The bar's interior is a symphony of dark wood paneling, gleaming brass accents, and soft lighting, creating an intimate and inviting atmosphere. 

At Harry's Bar, service is an art form. The staff is renowned for their attentiveness, discretion, and knowledge of the menu and wine list. Whether you're a regular patron or a first-time visitor, you'll be treated with the utmost care and respect.

Food & Drink you can enjoy at Harry's Bar in Venice

Harry's Bar is renowned for its innovative cocktails, many of which have become classics in the world of mixology. Sip on the legendary Bellini, a refreshing blend of Prosecco and white peach puree, or savor the sophisticated Cipriani, a combination of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. 

Complement your cocktails with Harry's Bar delectable culinary offerings. The menu features a selection of Venetian specialties, including fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and succulent grilled meats. 

Don't miss the signature dish, tagliolini al granseola, a delicate pasta tossed with crab meat in a creamy sauce. The legendary actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin is said to have enjoyed this special dish when he visited Venice in Italy.

Tips for an Unforgettable Visit to Harry's Bar in Venice

  • Reservations are highly recommended, especially during peak season in Venice Italy.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Arrive early to soak in the ambiance and enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the bar.
  • Don't be afraid to ask the staff for recommendations on food and drinks.
  • Take your time and savor the experience. Harry's Bar is a place to relax and enjoy the moment.

Nearby Tourist Attractions of Harry's Bar

Right next to Harry's Bar, you can find St. Mark's Square, the lively heart of Venice, Italy. Admire the stunning St. Mark's Basilica, with its beautiful mosaics and architecture. 

Visit the Doge's Palace, where you can learn about Venice's history and see amazing art. Take a romantic gondola ride along the canals, and listen to the gondoliers sing. Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a museum with modern and contemporary art in a peaceful garden. 

Shop at Rialto Market, where you can buy fresh food, seafood, and local specialties. Use our Venice Map for your route guide.

Here are some simple directions to these attractions:

  • St. Mark's Square: Exit Harry's Bar and walk straight for 4 minute.
  • Doge's Palace: From St. Mark's Square, walk along the waterfront for 5 minutes.
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: It takes just a quick stroll of 2 minutes from St. Mark's Square to reach the closest waterbus stop, San Marco Vallareso. Board the "Line 1" waterbus and disembark at the following stop, Salute. A brief 3-minute walk from there will lead you to the museum.
  • Rialto Market: From the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, walk along the Grand Canal for 15 minutes.

For a true taste of Venetian elegance, Harry's Bar, the renowned Venice bar, is an absolute must-visit destination. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure that has captivated generations of discerning visitors, whether you're a cocktail enthusiast, a foodie, or simply seeking a sophisticated ambiance.